Love and Marriage

Anillos de Matrimonio, Aros de Matrimonio

Love and Marriage

“Love and marriage, love and marriage…

Go together like a horse and carriage.”

I remember hearing and singing that song eons ago, along with a very popular children’s rhyme, often used for jumping rope:

Susie and Tommy sitting in a tree

K-I-S-S-I-N-G

First comes love

Then comes marriage

Here comes Susie with a baby carriage!

The names changed, of course, depending upon whose turn it was to jump. Now, actually, I’ve never seen two people sitting in a tree and kissing, but it was always fun to recite this little rhyme in a sing-song voice.

The simple truth is that love and marriage do go together, so I’ve been browsing around looking for little quotes to remind us all that love can be inspiring, amusing, thought-provoking, rewarding, and above all, enduring.

Sometimes we do poke fun at the idea of marriage, as in Groucho‘s famous quip that “Marriage is a great institution…but who wants to live in an institution?”

And sometimes sages have warned of the problems that can arise. Benjamin Franklin put it this way: “If there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.” He was no doubt speaking from experience, having fathered an illegitimate child who later grew up to be the governor of New Jersey. But let’s talk love, not history.

I’ve added a page to this blog especially for Thoughts on Love and Marriage.  I’ve included a few of my personal favorites, and I’ll continue to add to the list. If you have a favorite quote on love and marriage, please share!

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