„A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.“

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Congressional Gold Medal recipient 1920 - 2007

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—  Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

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„The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.“

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—  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973

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„Marriage, each of them realized intuitively, was about compromise and forgiveness. It was about balance, where one person complemented the other.“

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Variant: Relationship is about forgiveness and compromise. It is about balance where one person complements each other.
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„Same-sex marriage, by any name, civil union or otherwise, is the ultimate smashed-mouth in-your-face insult to God Almighty“

—  Fred Phelps American pastor and activist 1929 - 2014

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„Yes, this is what is good: to forgive evil. There is no other good.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Sí, eso es el bien: perdonar el mal. No hay etro bien.
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