I have always maintained that a man can be as good or bad depending upon his life-partner.
(Bunny Reuben : on Raj Kapoor)
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in home.
It gives me a very special feeling to know that I'm sharing my life with someone who is not just my wonderful wife, but also the greatest friend, a person could ever have.
She didn't give George any too easy a time when she was alive. She was one of those semi-invalids. I believe she had really something wrong with her. But whatever it was she played it for all it was worth. She was capricious, exacting and unreasonable. She complained from morning to night. George was expected to wait on her, hand and foot and everything he did was always wrong and he got cursed for it. Most men, I'm fully convinced, would have hit her with a hatchet long ago.
(Agatha Christie : The Thirteen Problems)
My dearest dearest dear Albert sat on a footstool by my side and his excessive love and affection gave me feelings of heavenly love and happiness I never could have hoped to have felt before! He clasped me in his arms and we kissed each other again and again! His beauty… his sweetness and gentleness - really how can I ever be thankful enough to have such a husband! to be called names of tenderness, I have never yet heard used to me before - was bliss beyond belief! Oh! This was the happiest day of my life! May God help me to do my duty as I ought and be worthy of such blessings.
(An entry by Queen Victoria in her journal on 11.2.1840 : the second day after her marriage)
I ... chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.
(Goldsmith : The Vicar of Wakefield)
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek.
It was Ba's inspiration which helped me reach the heights of my inner self. She was my priceless jewel.
(Mahatma Gandhi on his wife Kasturba Gandhi)