"Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Ben Nelson on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Ben Nelson on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Ben Nelson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Ben Nelson on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Ben Nelson on James C. Dobson
"I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge."
"What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities."
"We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns."