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Marriage quotes (71)
A woman may be married by four qualifications: one on account of her money; another on account of the nobility of her pedigree; another on account of her beauty; the fourth on account of her virtue. Therefore look out for a woman that hath virtue: but if you do it from any other consideration your hands be rubbed in dirt.
Prophet Muhammad Category: Marriage
Hasty marriage seldom proveth well.
William Shakespeare Category: Marriage
I married beneath me. All women do.
Lady Nancy Astor Category: Marriage
It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Hail wedded love mysterious law true source Of human offspring sole propriety In Paradise of all things common else....
John Milton Category: Marriage
If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right we lose an unhappy marriage as well and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered what a lovely adventure begins hurricanes and all!
Richard David Bach Category: Marriage
I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late.
Max Kauffman Category: Marriage
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw Category: Marriage
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
Spencer Category: Marriage
For it is mutual trust even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe.... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
Henry Louis Mencken Category: Marriage
I chose my wife as she did her wedding gown not for a fine glossy surface but such qualities as would wear well.
Oliver Goldsmith Category: Marriage
Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.
Madame de Rieux Category: Marriage
Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
Robert Burton Category: Marriage
The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert Category: Marriage
Here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at rest and so am I.
John Dryden Category: Marriage
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one go ahead get married.
Katharine Hepburn Category: Marriage
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Honore de Balzac Category: Marriage
No great marketing decisions have ever been made on quantitative data.
John Scully Category: Marriage
After marriage husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can not face each other yet still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi Category: Marriage
Courtship is to marriage as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
William Congreve Category: Marriage
Remember it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
William Makepeace Thackeray Category: Marriage
Most married couples even though they love each other very much in theory tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies the result being that they get on each others nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting match
Dave Barry Category: Marriage
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief.
Francis Bacon Category: Marriage
Marriage is a romance in which the heroine dies in the first chapter.
Cecilia Egan Category: Marriage
INCOMPATIBILITY n. In matrimony a similarity of tastes particularly the taste for domination. Incompatibility may however consist of a meek-eyed matron living just around the corner. It has even been known to wear a moustache.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Marriage
A man marries to have a home but also because he doesnt want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
William Somerset Maugham Category: Marriage
Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum Category: Marriage
Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
Alexis Dupuy Category: Marriage
A persons character is but half formed until after wedlock.
Charles Simmons Category: Marriage
It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Every woman should marry and no man
Benjamin Disraeli Category: Marriage
Love is like pi natural irrational and VERY important.
Lisa Hoffman Category: Marriage
I know nothing about sex because I was always married.
Zsa Zsa Gabor Category: Marriage
This is my rule of married life: its better to be happy than to be right.
Unknown Category: Marriage
The only time a woman can really succeed in changing a man is when he is a baby.
Natalie Wood Category: Marriage
Harpo she's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one.
Oscar Levant Category: Marriage
Marry in haste repent in leisure.
Frederick Tilney Category: Marriage
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar a practice which is still continued.
Helen Rowland Category: Marriage
Marriage may be compared to a cage: the birds outside frantic to get in and those inside frantic to get out.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Marriage
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
Simone Signoret Category: Marriage
Mans best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Euripides Category: Marriage
If variety is the spice of life marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.
Johnny Carson Category: Marriage
I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
William Butler Yeats Category: Marriage
It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
The Bible Category: Marriage
Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
Thomas Fuller Category: Marriage
I think therefore Im single.
Liz Winston Category: Marriage
There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love.
de Finod Category: Marriage
We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately we were married for four and a half years.
Nick Faldo Category: Marriage
Wedlock indeed hath oft compared been To public feasts where meet a public rout Where they that are without would fain go in And they that are within would fain go out.
Sir John Davies Category: Marriage
Compromise if not the spice of life is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
Phyllis McGinley Category: Marriage
When a marriage works nothing on earth can take its place.
Helen Gahagan Douglas Category: Marriage
Theres only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is Ill get married again.
Clint Eastwood Category: Marriage
To make a happy fire-side clime To weans and wife Thats the true pathos and sublime Of human life.
Robert Burns Category: Marriage
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship steady.
Charles Lamb Category: Marriage
A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
Andre Maurois Category: Marriage
Ah Mozart! He was happily married - but his wife wasnt.
Victor Borge Category: Marriage
Matrimony - the high sea for which no compass has yet Been invented.
Heinrich Heine Category: Marriage
A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Joey Adams Category: Marriage
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner Category: Marriage
Marriage is the best state for man in general; and everyman is a worse man in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.
Samuel Johnson Category: Marriage
So geographers in Afric Marriages With savage pictures fill their gaps And oer unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Jonathan Swift Category: Marriage
The Marriage is not the territory.
Alfred Korzybsky Category: Marriage
So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it and sometimes three.
Alexandre Dumas Category: Marriage
Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.
Oscar Wilde Category: Marriage
Marriage is like a three-speed gearbox affection friendship love. It is not advisable to crash your gears and go right through to love straightaway. You need to ease your way through. The basis of love is respect and that needs to be learned from affection and friendship.
Peter Ustinov Category: Marriage
If you would marry suitably marry your equal.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid Category: Marriage
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly Category: Marriage
Marriage resembles a pair of shears so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions yet always punishing any one who comes between them.
Sydney Smith Category: Marriage
The Marriage appears to us more real than the land.
David Herbert Lawrence Category: Marriage
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothingand then they marry him.
Cher Category: Marriage
A man who marries a woman to educate her falls into the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.
Elbert Hubbard Category: Marriage
One advantage of marriage is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until you fall in again.
Judith Viorst Category: Marriage