In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
More quotes by William Penn
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Seek not to be Rich, but Happy. The one lies in Bags, the other in Content: which Wealth can never give.
Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.
The Country is both the Philosopher’s Garden and his Library, in which he Reads and Contemplates the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God.
More quotes about Marriage
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
My last divorce was in ’68. What made it come to a head was a promise. See, I had promised her that the next year I wouldn’t work as much. But then I got in trouble with the IRS, and I had to continue working just as much to pay the government. So she said I lied, which is something I never did.
[on Michelle] A dedicated mom, a good friend, and someone who’s not afraid to poke a little fun at herself from time to time
There is nothing so much seduces reason from vigilance as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman in marriage.
It has to be a true partnership, and you have to really really like and respect the person you’re married to because it is a hard road.
Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.
Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.
Marriage is the best state for man in general, and every man is a worst man in proportion to the level he is unfit for marriage.
Obviously I couldn’t have done anything that I’ve done without Michelle… not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single day.
Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
[on Michelle] Like a lot of political spouses, the role was thrust upon her. But I always knew she’d be incredible at it, and put her own unique stamp on the job. That’s because who you see is who she is-the brilliant, funny, generous woman who, for whatever reason, agreed to marry me. I think people gravitate to her because they see themselves in her-a dedicated mom, a good friend, and someone who’s not afraid to poke a little fun at herself from time to time.