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Bittersweet wedding/love proverbs?

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A co-worker emailed me one that she got from a relative.  It sort of fits, but isn't quite what I'm looking for.

"Onnellisuus on se paikka puuttuvaisuuden ja yltäkylläisyyden välillä."
(Happiness is a place between too little and too much.)

My Finnish isn't the best, so I hope the spelling/translation is ok.

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.


Love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.

HERMANN HESSE, Peter Camenzind

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.  ~Author Unknown

All I can think of is Itku pitkästä ilosta, which translates as something like Sorrow will come from a long joy (if you know Finnish you can probably translate it better).

This is a Maori proverb

    Ahakoa iti, he pounamu.
(Although it is small, it is of greenstone.)

It is saying that though what I give you is small, it is very precious indeed.

Greenstone was highly sought after, and often given as a pendant to a new bride. 

I am not sure this is quite what you want, but hope it helps.


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