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"I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage." - Keith Obrien

"I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage." - Keith O'Brien

"The sacrament of marriage is based on a man and woman." - Newt Gingrich

"Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it." - Boris Pasternak

"That's what marriage is good for; it makes a sacrament out of things ye'd otherwise have to confess. Jamie Fraser" - Diana Gabaldon

"Private practice and marriage - those twin extinguishers of science." - Paul Broca

"Are you making no progress in prayer? Then you need only offer God the prayers which the Savior has poured out for us in the sacrament of the altar. Offer God His fervent love in reparation for your sluggishness." - Margaret Mary Alacoque

"I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman." - Bill Frist

"A man imagines a happy marriage as a marriage of love; even if he makes fun of marriages that are without love, or feels sorry for lovers who are without marriage." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Christian marriage is that sacrament which builds up the community of the Church and of society. Marriage has been inscribed in creation's design by God, and, by his grace, countless Christian men and women have lived married life fully." - Pope Francis

"If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage." - George Carey

"We ought to regard the sacrament of baptism with reverence. An ordinance of which the Lord Jesus Himself partook, is not to be lightly esteemed. An ordinance to which the great Head of the Church submitted, ought to be ever honorable in the eyes of professing Christians." - J C Ryle

"As far as possible, you should pray in quiet and silent devotion. Try to have a favorite topic of prayer, such as a devotion to the passion of Jesus, the Blessed Sacrament, awareness of the divine presence; go directly to Jesus without too much fuss." - Peter Julian Eymard

"Marriage is the most advanced form of warfare in the modern world." - Malcolm Bradbury

"Marriage, the family unit, was the "original Department of Health, Education and Welfare."" - Michael Novak

"The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things." - Theodore Zeldin

"The whole pleasure of marriage is that it is a perpetual crisis." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins." - Laozi

"Divorce is the sacrament of adultery." - Proverbs

"In marriage, everyday you love,and everyday you forgive.It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness" - Bill Moyers

"Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work." - Dr Dre

"I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery." - George Washington

"The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out." - Ronald Reagan

"The rights of men and women should be equal and sacred-marriage should be a perfect partnership." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Marriage is a totally different phenomenon: it is the climax of love. Then it is good. I am not against marriage - I am for the REAL marriage. I am against the false, the pseudo, that exists. But it is an arrangement. It gives you a certain security, safety, occupation. It keeps you engaged. Otherwise, it gives you no enrichment, it gives you no nourishment." - Rajneesh

"The only kind of marriage liberals had ever glorified is the gay kind. But thanks to Michael Schiavo, the sanctity of marriage is fast becoming a liberal sacrament, with the proviso it has to involve 'mercy killing.' It took Michael Schiavo's devoted efforts to starve and dehydrate his wife to restore liberal faith in the institution." - Ilana Mercer

"Christ is the sacrament of the invisible God - a sacrament that indicates presence. God is with us." - Pope John Paul Ii

"What more degrades woman today than that she so often seeks marriage as a support? Why is the holy sacrament of love, the sanctity of the family state, so often prostituted and destroyed, but because marriage is entered upon as a necessity or a convenience? And what can so place marriage on its only true basis of mutual love, mutual fitness, mutual esteem, as for woman to make herself independent of it as a mere means of subsistence?" - Mary C. Ames

"[The] idealization of marriage is typical of those who are excluded from it: priests, gays, adolescents. It shows an extraordinary willful blindness." - Michael Warner

"A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life." - Woody Allen

"But people try love and because they are unconscious... their longing is good, but their love is full of jealousy, full of possessiveness, full of anger, full of nastiness. Soon they destroy it. Hence for centuries they have depended on marriage. Better to start by marriage so that the law can protect you from destroying it. The society, the government, the court, the policeman, the priest, they will all force you to live in the institution of marriage, and you will be just a slave. If marriage is an institution, you are going to be a slave in it. Only slaves want to live in institutions." - Rajneesh

"In our house we don't take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage." - Michelle Obama

"After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together." - Hemant Joshi

"We must refuse to submit to those institutions which are by definition sexist - marriage, the nuclear family, religions built on the myth of feminine evil." - Andrea Dworkin

"Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven't been able to find anybody who'll take what I have to give." - Cass Daley

"Being single isn't the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well." - Renee Jones

"That is what marriage really means; helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life." - Paul Tournier

"What is there in the vale of lifeHalf so delightful as a wife;When friendship, love and peace combineTo stamp the marriage-bond divine?" - William Cowper

"Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success." - Oscar Wilde

"In some states, it is illegal to turn down a same-sex couple when you're placing children for adoption. That's discrimination. But in the Catholic church, the sacrament of marriage is defined officially as the union of a man and a woman. So a Catholic adoption agency is torn between its faith doctrine and what it sees as a faith obligation to help orphans." - Tom Gjelten

"Marriage is a lot of things-an alliance, a sacrament, a comedy, or a mistake; but it is definitely not a partnership because that implies equal gain. And every right-thinking woman knows the profit in matrimony is by all odds hers." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Marriage is a lot of things - an alliance, a sacrament, a comedy, or a mistake; but it is definitely not a partnership because that implies equal gain. And every right-thinking woman knows the profit in matrimony is by all odds hers." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Marriage is the last sacrament available to modern man, and with the terrible destruction of interpersonal relations by capitalism and its war-making State, it is not very available, nor is it surely enduring. But then, vision does not come with guarantees." - Kenneth Rexroth

"No matter how free divorce, how frequently marriages break up, in most societies there is the assumption of permanent mating, of the idea that the marriage should last as long as both live. . . . No known society has ever invented a form of marriage strong enough to stick that did not contain the 'till death us do part' assumption." - Margaret Mead

"A sacrament-like marriage-means living a life better than your natural instincts, so that you're modeling God. And God never gives up." - Jodi Picoult

"There is a tremendous desire and longing for love, but love needs great awareness. Only then can it reach its highest climax - and that highest climax IS marriage. It has nothing to do with law. It is a merging of two hearts into totality. It is the functioning of two persons in synchronicity - that is marriage." - Rajneesh

"Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ." - Michael Horton

"Keep our marriage alive, and farewell." - Augustus

"One should marry only when one is wise enough. Marriage is not for young people. For young people is to fool around. Marriage is for those who have experienced life in many ways, who have seen all the colors, the whole spectrum of it, and are now ready to settle." - Rajneesh

"God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament." - Evelyn Underhill

"Confession is the sacrament of the tenderness of God, his way of embracing us." - Pope Francis

"What do marriage vows show? They show that you may want to separate sometime in the future. If there is love between two people, the thought of taking vows never arises. This is only an indication of the absence of love. People do not marry out of love; they marry out of fear. If there is love on this earth, marriage will become redundant. When love is not, marriage is a must. We make arrangements for that which we cannot do. We make rules for that which we are not sure of." - Rajneesh

"Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our parishes" - Pope Paul Vi

"In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation." - Voltaire

"Marriage exists as an institution of exploitation, it is not togetherness. That is why no happiness comes out of it as a flowering. It cannot. Out of the roots of exploitation how can ecstasy be born?" - Rajneesh

"Monogamy, or restrictions by law to one wife, is no part of the economy of heaven among men. Such a system was commenced by the founders of the Roman Empire... Rome became the mistress of the world, and introduced this order of monogamy wherever her sway was acknowledged. Thus this monogamic order of marriage, so esteemed by modern Christians as a hold sacrament and divine institution, is nothing but a system established by a set of robbers." - Brigham Young

"making order out of disorder any time, anywhere, can be regarded as a sacrament." - May Sarton

"A sacrament by virtue of which each imparts nothing but vexations to the other." - Honore De Balzac

"Amnesia may well be the highest sacrament in the great gray ritual of existence." - Thomas Ligotti

"I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it" - Mercedes Mccambridge

"To celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation means to be wrapped in a warm embrace." - Pope Francis

"I love it when people can actually engage with the materials of the sacrament in advance." - Pope Francis

"When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation." - Voltaire

"And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use." - Martin Chemnitz

"I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it." - Mercedes Mccambridge

"Marriage - yes, it is the supreme felicity of life. I concede it. And it is also the supreme tragedy of life. The deeper the love the surer the tragedy. And the more disconsolating when it comes." - Mark Twain

"As ridiculous to approve of property and let a few men have a grossly unfair share of it, as say you are all for marriage, and then let one man have all the wives." - Katharine Whitehorn

"In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer." - Lucy Stone

"Not only, in strict truth, was marriage instituted for the propagation of the human race, but also that the lives of husbands and wives might be made better and happier. This comes about in many ways: by their lightening each other's burdens through mutual help; by constant and faithful love; by having all their possessions in common; and by the heavenly grace which flows from the sacrament." - Pope Leo XIII

"Sexuality is a sacrament." - Starhawk

"I have never heard about any perfect marriage. They say perfect marriages are made in heaven. Nobody comes back from there so maybe it is true, but what kind of marriage will those perfect marriages be? There will be no tension, there will be no individuality in the man or in the woman. They will never collide, they will never fight. They will be too sweet to each other. And too much sweetness brings diabetes! Marriage is an institution that teaches a man regularity, frugality, temperance, forbearance and many other splendid virtues he would not need had he stayed single." - Rajneesh

"Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw up his job and go to work inthe brewery." - George Jean Nathan

"Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage." - Ben Affleck

"Imagine, to become a priest there are eight years of study and preparation, and then if after a while you can't do it, you can ask for a dispensation, you leave, and everything is OK. On the other hand, to make a sacrament (marriage), which is for your whole life, three to four conferences...Preparation for marriage is very important. It's very, very important because I believe it is something that in the Church, in common pastoral ministry, at least in my country, in South America, the Church has not valued much." - Pope Francis

"Baptism is the Sacrament of Faith. Now, dead faith does not suffice for salvation .. .Therefore, the Sacrament of Baptism cannot give salvation to a man whose will ... expels the form of faith." - Thomas Aquinas

"If the marriage ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." - Scott Gardner

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." - Joseph Barth

"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different." - John Berger

"Marriage is what marriage is ... It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage." - Rick Santorum

"Marriage is the agreement to let a family happen." - Betty Jane Wylie

"Marriage: a souvenir of love." - Helen Rowland

"The Eucharist is a never-ending sacrifice. It is the Sacrament of love, the supreme love, the act of love." - Katharine Drexel

"Feminazis have adopted abortion as a kind of sacrament for their religion/politics of alienation and bitterness." - Rush Limbaugh

"Something of defeat, something of tragedy, can be a sacrament because it stops us and causes us to look deeper." - Kathleen Dowling Singh

"Opened Christmas cards hum to me the hymn of love and teach me the sacrament of correspondence." - Edward M Hays

"Better no marriage, than a marriage short of the best." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Don't be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you." - Pope Francis

"If women were in charge, abortion would be a sacrament, an occasion of deep and serious and sacred meaning." - Carter Heyward

"The daily adoration or visit to the Blessed Sacrament is the practice which is the fountainhead of all devotional works" - Pope Pius X

"Nothing more do I ask than to share with you the ecstasy and sacrament of my life." - Emily Dickinson

"The refectory is a cenacle in which the taking of food is transfigured almost into a sacrament." - Monica Baldwin

"The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord's Passion, since It contains Christ Himself and his Passion." - Thomas Aquinas

"The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted." - Saint Augustine

"My sweetest Joy is to be in the presence of Jesus in the holy Sacrament. I beg that when obliged to withdraw in body, I may leave my heart before the holy Sacrament. How I would miss Our Lord if He were to be away from me by His presence in the Blessed Sacrament!" - Katharine Drexel

"Voting is a civic sacrament." - Theodore Hesburgh

"But I am all for love, and I am against marriage, particularly the arranged kind, because the arranged marriage gives you satisfaction. And love? - love can never satisfy you. It gives you more and more thirst for a better and better love, it makes you more and more long for it, it gives you tremendous discontentment. And that discontent is the beginning of the search for God. When love fails many times, you start looking for a new kind of lover, a new kind of love, a new quality of love. That love affair is prayer, meditation, sannyas." - Rajneesh

"Marriage is not a love affair. A love affair has to do with immediate personal satisfaction. Marriage is an ordeal; it means yielding, time and again. That's why it's a sacrament; You give up your personal simplicity to participate in a relationship. And when you're giving, you're not giving to the other person; you're giving to the relationship." - Joseph Campbell

"St. Paul introduced an entirely novel view of marriage, that it existed primarily to prevent the sin of fornication. It is just as if one were to maintain that the sole reason for baking bread is to prevent people from stealing cake." - Bertrand Russell

"One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it." - George Macdonald

"Friendship is the next pleasure we may hope for: and where we find it not at home, or have no home to find it in, we may seek it abroad. It is an union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond thereof virtue." - William Penn

"Love is just a peculiar, fleeting affair that isn't very important, but in marriage there is always hostility between two different tribes of human beings. There are two opposing forces, who fight each other until one of them wins, and you and I, my poor old Alain, have been knocked out too easily." - Irene Nemirovsky

"The twentieth century must be a century of the Blessed Sacrament if it means to be a century of resurrection and of life" - Pope Leo XIII

"The First Bond of Society is Marriage." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Marriage is the cold potato of love." - Myrtle Reed

"Marriage is a school of learning." - Myles Munroe

"Marriage is the chief cause of divorce." - Groucho Marx

"The heart of marriage is memories." - Bill Cosby

"Marriage is the tomb of friendship." - Hannah Webster Foster

"Marriage is the aftermath of love." - Noel Coward

"Rush is the death of marriage." - Matthew Ashimolowo

"The biggest cause of divorce is marriage." - Travis Tritt

"Divorce: The past tense of marriage." - Anonymous

"Marriage is the sunset of love." - Proverbs

"Marriage is the tomb of love." - Giacomo Casanova

"Love is often the fruit of marriage." - Moliere

"I've always been wary of marriage." - Cynthia Nixon

"I'm more afraid of marriage than death." - Shakira

"Marriage is the death of hope." - Woody Allen

"I believe in the sanctity of marriage." - Sam Brownback

"The institution of marriage is obsolete" - Jane Fonda

"A person's character is what it is. It's a little like a marriage - only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet." - Hendrik Hertzberg

"Work! labor the asparagus me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow - security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself." - Sean O'Casey

"The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life." - Thomas Aquinas

"In the spectrum of God's mysteries, preaching is a sacrament: Because of its sacramental reality some people have never again been the same." - John E. Hines

"Work! Labour the aspergas me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow -security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself." - Sean O'Casey

"You're saying, no, state said two kinds of marriage; the full marriage, and then this sort of skim-milk marriage." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"My Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the love You bear to mankind, do remain night and day in this Sacrament, full of pity and love, awaiting, calling, and receiving all who come to visit You; I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar; I adore You from the depths of my own nothingness; I thank You for the many graces You have given me, and especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament..." - Alphonsus Liguori

"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal." - Frank Pittman

"Optimism is America's birthright.... There is no social problem Americans dare not attack. No problem, that is, except one: about marriage, and marriage alone, we despair." - Maggie Gallagher

"In the presence of Jesus in the Holy Sacrament we ought to be like the Blessed in heaven before the Divine Essence" - Teresa of Avila

"Everything is full of sacramental substance, everything. Each thing and each function is ever ready to light up into a sacrament." - Martin Buber

"Married couples, may we never forget that when attacks come the grace of the sacrament is eternally stronger than we are." - Mark Hart

"Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling." - Oscar Wilde

"Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces, and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them" - Peter of Alcantara

"A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Blessings, Stevens; I stand with my back to grammar At an altar you never aspired to, celebrating the sacrament of the imagination whose high-priest notwithstanding you are." - R. S. Thomas

"Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling." - Oscar Wilde

"Everyone is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling." - Oscar Wilde

"From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament... the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy." - Bernard Berenson

"Our Redeemer ever present in the most Blessed Sacrament, extends His hands to everyone. He opens His heart and says, 'Come to Me, all of you.'" - Raphael Kalinowski

"O how unspeakable is this Sacrament which sets our affections ablaze with charity. ... It is the fulfillment of Christ's Mystical Body." - Thomas Aquinas

"I acknowledge with great gratitude the peace and contentment we can find for ourselves in the spiritual cocoons of our homes, our sacrament meetings, and our holy temples." - James E Faust

"Marriage is memory, marriage is time. Marriage is not only time: it is also, parodoxically, the denial of time." - Joan Didion

"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.... Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbor he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ verse latitat - the glorifier and the glorified, Glory Himself, is truly hidden." - C S Lewis

"Beauty is God's handwriting-a wayside sacrament." - John Milton

"It is the Sacrament of Love that excites the soul to ardent prayer. It stirs up the virtue of impetration and, as it were, forces God to grant our petition. It deepens the abyss of humility, above all it enkindles the flame of love in the heart; hence the Sacrament is the Gift of gifts, and the Grace of graces" - Angela of Foligno

"The willingness to turn to the Savior, the opportunity of going to sacrament service on a Sunday, and really participating in the ordinance of the sacrament... listening to the prayers, partaking of those sacred emblems. Those are opportunities that really help us to come within the ambit of the Savior's Atonement." - Lance B. Wickman

"To make a covenant with the Lord to always keep His commandments is a serious obligation, and to renew that covenant by partaking of the sacrament is equally serious. The solemn moments of thought while the sacrament is being served have great significance. They are moments of self-examination, introspection, self-discernment...a time to reflect and to resolve." - Howard W. Hunter



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