I'm looking for a good, classy quote—with which to toast newlyweds that I don't know very well (but wish the very best).
Since I don't know them very well, I can't really bust out stories about how I knew the bride and groom when they met or whatever. Instead, if asked to make a toast, I'd like to have a nice short quote from Shakespeare or Ralph Waldo Emerson or something (I love Emerson's "To laugh often and much
" but it doesn't feel exactly right for a wedding toast).
Ideally I'm looking for something 4 to 12 lines long so that I'm not up there reading The Iliad
Also, I'd like to avoid any poems that are specifically wedding related—anything that sounds like "groom, take her hand and promise her blah blah blah", and please nothing that talks about the brides appearance ("her beauty is blah blah..."), or anything that sounds more like a private note between the couple ("I long for the taste of your lips...").
Something perhaps rather that speaks to the wonder of love, the great fortune one feels to know the other, of finding that other person. (Again, I really like Here at the frontier...
—something that really speaks to the idea of one carrying another in their heart—but that poem sounds more appropriate to be written to someone far away)