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“Marriage is our last, best  chance to grow up.”  – Joseph Barth
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The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go.”     —   Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”       — Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

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 “You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.”    — Elizabeth Gilbert (Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage)

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 “Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life’s expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person. Keeping that going is hard work.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert (Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage)

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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.   – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

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 Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.  – Og Mandino

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 “Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”  – Leo Tolstoy

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