Sunday, February 12, 2012

A quote for your Sunday

"There seems to be a superstition among thousands of our young [men and women]... that marriage is a cottage surrounded by perpetual hollyhocks to which a perpetually young and handsome husband comes home to a perpetually young and [beautiful] wife...

"Anyone who imagines that bliss [in marriage] is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. 

"[The fact is] most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration...

"Life is like an old-time rail journey- delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vista and thrilling bursts of speed. 

"The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

---Jenkins Lloyd Jones, as quoted by Gordon B Hinckley "A Conversation with Single Adults," Liahona, November 1997

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