Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) is the main character of How I Met Your Mother and the narrator (voiced by Bob Saget) telling his children how he met their mother.

Ted is an architecht who decides to he's ready to meet his soulmate when his friends / roommates Marshall and Lily get engaged.  He's had several girls he's dated on the show, but obviously none of which have definitely been the mother yet. 

Notable women he's dated have included Victora, who moved to Germany, Robin, who's now just a friend and a member of the group, and Stella who he almost married.

Ted Mosby Quotes

You will be shocked kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That's why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.

Ted

It's been a major pleasure, Major Pleasure.

Ted

HIMYM Quotes

Ted [to Stella in his dream encounter]: You picked the wrong guy.
Stella: Ted?
Ted: You picked the wrong guy. You made a really, really, really bad choice. What were you thinking? That guy? Are you kidding me? Have you learned nothing in the last eight years? You're just gonna regret this. You know that, right? You are going to regret this, and now there is nothing you can do about it because it's too late. All you can do now is go up there and start your crappy, disappointing life that will never be nearly as happy as the one you could have had with me. Good-bye.
Stella: Ted, wait.
Ted: Look, Stella, I am not here to win you back. I am here because I need to know that you know you made the biggest mistake of your life.
Stella: I know

You are the love of my life. Everything I have and everything I am is yours. Forever.

Barney