Inspiration: Quotes on Marriage

The following quotes are about the joy and hope that are found in the divine institution of marriage.

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“Tenderness and respect—never selfishness—must be the guiding principles in the intimate relationship between husband and wife.” — President Howard W. Hunter

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“Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.” —Louis K. Anspacher

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“Marriage can be more an exultant ecstasy than the human mind can conceive. This is within the reach of every couple, every person.” — President Spencer W. Kimball

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“If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. you shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.” –F. Burton Howard

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“Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.” — President Gordon B. Hinckley

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“A happy marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion.” — President Gordon B. Hinckley

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“Choose a companion carefully and prayerfully; and when you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another. Priceless advice comes from a small framed plaque I once saw in the home of an uncle and aunt. It read, ‘Choose your love; love your choice.’ There is great wisdom in those few words. Commitment in marriage is absolutely essential.” – President Thomas S. Monson

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“Celebrate and commemorate each day together as a treasured gift from heaven.” -Elder Russell M. Nelson

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“We can begin to become more diligent and concerned at home by telling the people we love that we love them. Such expressions do not need to be flowery or lengthy. We simply should sincerely and frequently express love.” – Elder David A. Bednar

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“Some think of happiness as a glamorous life of ease, luxury, and constant thrills; but true marriage is based on a happiness which is more than that, one which comes from giving, serving, sharing, sacrificing, and selflessness.” – President Spencer W. Kimball

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“Love is a fragile thing, and some elements in life can try to break it. Much damage can be done if we are not in tender hands, caring hands. To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship. It is a real act of faith — faith all of us must be willing to exercise. If we do it right, we end up sharing everything — all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys — with another person.” – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

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“I believe in marriage. I believe it to be the ideal pattern for human living.” – President Boyd K. Packer

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“Converse with each other, thereby never letting little things become big things.” – Elder Robert D. Hales

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“Being happily and successfully married is generally not so much a matter of marrying the right person as it is being the right person.”
– President Howard W. Hunter

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“Often we assume that they must know how we love them. But we should never assume; we should let them know.”
– President Thomas S. Monson

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“Our Heavenly Father wants our hearts to be knit together. That union in love is not simply an ideal. It is a necessity.”
-President Henry B. Eyring

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“… As we look back on our thirty-six years together, some of the most beautiful times of our lives were during those early days of our marriage when we were your age. Sister Ballard was 19 and I was 22. Do not miss living through the difficult times with your companion. I believe in many ways Barbara and I became more dependent upon each other and more dependent upon the Lord in those early days of our marriage than perhaps at any other time.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

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“It is only with the companionship of the Holy Ghost that we can hope to be equally yoked in a marriage free from discord. I have seen how that companionship is crucial for felicity in a marriage. The miracle of becoming one requires the help of heaven, and it takes time. Our goal is to live together forever in the presence of Heavenly Father and our Savior.”
-President Henry B. Eyring

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“Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad.” – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

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“The sacred bonds of marriage invite unity, fidelity, respect, and mutual support.” – Elder L. Tom Perry

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“Early in our marriage my wife, Mary, and I decided that to the extent possible we would choose activities that we could attend together.”
– Elder Quentin L. Cook

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“To appreciate — to say ‘I love you’ and ‘thank you’ — is not difficult. But these expressions of love and appreciation do more than acknowledge a kind thought or deed. They are signs of sweet civility. As grateful partners look for the good in each other and sincerely pay compliments to one another, wives and husbands will strive to become the persons described in those compliments.”
– Elder Russell M. Nelson

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“We should remember that saying, ‘I love you’ is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need consistently to show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love.”
– Elder David A. Bednar

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“Once I married her,” Elder Andersen said, “the standards in my life went way up — being totally consistent in prayer and scripture study, keeping the commandments with precision. She has a pure and disciplined faith.”
– Elder Neil L. Andersen

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