Source: Love in the Time of Cholera
Original: (el) Τὸ κηδεῦσαι καθ' ἑαυτὸν ἀριστεύει μακρῷ.
Source: Prometheus Bound, line 890 (tr. G. M. Cookson)
— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
"Forbes" - Vol. 166, Page 156, de Bertie Charles Forbes - Forbes Inc., 2000
„You're saying, no, State said two kinds of marriage: the full marriage, and then this sort of skim-milk marriage.“
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1933
United States v. Windsor oral argument,
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
Letter to Michael Tolkien (March 1941)
Context: Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
Source: Anna Karenina
„Marriage, each of them realized intuitively, was about compromise and forgiveness. It was about balance, where one person complemented the other.“
Travis Parker, Chapter 16, p. 203
Variant: Relationship is about forgiveness and compromise. It is about balance where one person complements each other.
Source: 2000s, The Choice (2007)
Il y a de bons mariages, mais il n'y en a point de délicieux.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
„Marriage partners, not government, should define the terms and spiritual orientation of their union in accordance with our nation's guarantee of religious freedom.“
— Michael Badnarik American software engineer 1954
Source: Gay Rights http://badnarik.org/plans_gayrights.php
„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
O'Connor, Geoffrey (Director) and Theroux, Louis (Writer). (April 1, 2007). The Most Hated Family in America http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000764/.
2000s, Insult to God Almighty (2007)
Context: Same-sex marriage, by any name, civil union or otherwise, is the ultimate smashed-mouth in-your-face insult to God Almighty, and you think He's going to let England and America and the rest of this evil world get by with it? God Almighty has not joined fags in holy wedlock. God no longer keeps America safe. America is doomed. We're getting the pants beat off of us, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. God is now America's terrorist, that's who Bush is fighting, that's the terrorist that he best be afraid of. You tweaked His nose, you jackass, you tweaked His nose! God put it in your wicked heart to start that war. That's the message we've got at the funerals of these dead soldiers. God duped you into starting a war, so He could punish you. And any preacher preaching it any other way is a lying hell-bound false prophet. So almost eighteen months now and the siege has got people eating their babies, and their small children, and each other! You're going to eat your babies! God Himself duped Bush into a no-win war, and He did that by the technique of putting a lying spirit in the mouth of all his trusted advisers, to punish America.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Sí, eso es el bien: perdonar el mal. No hay etro bien.
„In an essay 10 years ago, I pointed out that it is utterly logical for polygamy rights to follow gay rights. After all, if traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of (2) opposite gender, and if, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices in love, then the first requirement — the number restriction (two and only two) — is a similarly arbitrary, discriminatory and indefensible denial of individual choice.“
— Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950 - 2018
2000s, 2006, Pandora and Polygamy (2006)
„Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
„Forgiveness works two ways, in most instances. People have to forgive themselves too. The powerful have to forgive themselves for their behavior. That should be a sacred process.“
Source: The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography