Wedding Toasts: From Siblings and Adult Children

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.
-- Irish blessing

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being love. It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
-- Charles Morgan

Love is not a matter of counting the years, it is making the years count.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

To get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.
-- Mark Twain

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
-- Lynda Barry

When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
-- Elizabeth Bowen

Love is love's reward.
-- John Dryden

Only the complete person can love.
-- Confucius

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
-- John Ruskin

Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth.
-- Anonymous

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are strengthen each be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
-- George Eliot

May your hands be forever clasped in friendship and your hearts joined forever in love.
-- Traditional blessing

A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship -- a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in
which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other.
-- Anthony Storr

A life lived in love will never be dull.
-- Leo Buscaglia

May you be poor in misfortune
Rich in blessings
Slow to make enemies
And quick to make friends.
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
-- Traditional blessing

Though weary, love is not tired;
Though pressed, it is not straitened;
Though alarmed, it is not confounded.
Love securely passes through all.
-- Thomas a Kempis

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
-- Willa Cather

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