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One of the silliest lines ever said in a feature film came from Love Story, the 1970s hit, which immortalized the phrase, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." There are few people who would actually want to share a life with someone who held that concept near and dear.

One of the things my life has taught me is how important it is to try to say, "I love you" in ways that can be preserved, looked at, and read when you are alone or when there is adversity or when circumstances bring separation. In any case, . . . saying "I love you" is one of the "secrets" of the happy marriage that Ronnie and I have shared. Ronnie's letters move me to this day. They are his gift to me across the years, and throughout the decades of love.

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.

So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.

Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

Take rather than give the tone of the company you are in. - If you have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject; and if you have not, you had better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's choosing than of your own.

Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union.

The bravest thing that men do is love women.

The most agreeable of all companions is a simple, frank man, without any high pretensions to an oppressive greatness; one who loves life, and understands the use of it; obliging, alike, at all hours; above all, of a golden temper, and steadfast as an anchor. - For such an one we gladly exchange the greatest genius, the most brilliant wit, the profoundest thinker.

The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.

The right hands of fellowship.

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

They say love is blind . . . and marriage is an insritution. Well, I'm nor ready for an instirurion for rhe blind just yet.

To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

To see her is to love her, And love but her forever; For Nature made her what she is, And never made another.

Two's a company, three's a crowd.

We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.


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