"We are now returning to an ancient form of marriage: one based on equality and symmetry... If there were ever a time in human history when we had the opportunity to make good marriages, it's now." —Anthropologist Helen Fisher

"Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside." —Frank Pittman

"Divorce is not healthy for children, or other living things." —Diane Sollee

"Marriage is the hardest thing you will ever do. The secret is removing divorce as an option. Anybody who gives themselves that option will get a divorce." —Will Smith

"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." —Oscar Wilde

"I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other and. . . to understand - is to love." —William Butler Yeats

"As for his secret to staying married: "My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me." —Jon BonJovi

"I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave." —George Eliot

"Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be - the last of life for which the first was made." —Robert Browning

"Even with all its problems, I will support marriage as an institution until something better comes along." —David Blankenhorn, Institute for American Values

"What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping stone or an end." —Gertrude Stein

"There is nothing more admirable than two people who see eye-to-eye keeping house as man and wife, confounding their enemies, and delighting their friends." —Homer, 9th century BC

"The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion." —Benjamin Franklin,