“ A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ”

- Paul Sweeney

“ Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. ”

- Marilyn Monroe

“ You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. ”

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“ There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ”

- Martin Luther

“ Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. ”

- Simone Signoret

“ Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply. ”

- Zane Grey

“ The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time. ”

- Julia Child

“ I love being my husband's wife. ”

- Julianna Margulies

“ Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. ”

- Henny Youngman

“ Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. ”

- A. P. Herbert

“ We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ Yes, it was love at first sight. I feel that after all these years, I have finally found my soul mate. ”

- Barbara Hershey

“ The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. ”

- Peter De Vries

“ Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you're going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life. ”

- Blake Shelton

“ After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. ”

- Mel Gibson

“ We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent's birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend's important anniversary. ”

- Mariella Frostrup

“ More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. ”

- Doug Larson

“ I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me. ”

- Henny Youngman