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Marriage Thoughts


From An Unfinished Marriage by Joan Anderson

The beginnings…of all human undertakings are untidy. – John Galsworthy

Stand together, yet not too near – for the pillars of the temple stand apart and the oak and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow. – Kahlil Gibran

Men and women should never try to conform to one another 0 they should complement each other. – Florida Scott Maxwell

Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. – May Sarton

If you are afraid of loneliness – don’t get married. – Anton Chekhov

The transitions of life’s second half offer a special kind of opportunity to break with the social conditioning and do something really new and different. – William Bridges

A woman will always sacrifice herself if you give her an opportunity.

I’ve read that men in some primitive tribes send their women away five or six times a year to refresh their intuition and instincts.

Always remember that the will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.

The time will come with elation when you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome.

If we have lived behind a mask all our lives, sooner or later – if we are lucky, the mask will be smashed. Then we have to look in the mirror at our own reality. – Marion Woodman

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George Moore

Men make houses. Women make homes. They put up walls with nothing but sticks and mortar, but once inside, the energy bubbles up from those who inhabit the space.

At sea, the motion never stops. Slowly, your body develops a rhythm with the boat. Your cluttered world narrows to the simplicity of the sky, wind, and sea. Slowly, you become still. – David Treadway


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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