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Marriage Quotes

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Quote of the day April 19th, 2014

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Marriage Quotes
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.

JAMES H. BOREN

A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.

NANETTE NEWMAN

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

PEARL S. BUCK

A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.

RAINER MARIA RILKE

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

HONORE DE BALZAC

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

HELEN ROWLAND

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

JOHN STEINBECK

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.

ZSA ZSA GABOR

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.

H. L. MENCKEN

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.

JOEY ADAMS

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

PAUL SWEENEY

A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.

GRACE HANSEN

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her. Adam, in Adam's Diary

MARK TWAIN

All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.

RAYMOND HULL

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest--never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership. Ann Landers Says Truth Is Stranger..., 1968

ANN LANDERS

All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different.

JOHN BERGER

All young women begin by believing they can change and reform the men they marry. They can't.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.

SYDNEY J. HARRIS

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.

BOOTH TARKINGTON

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.

ISADORA DUNCAN

Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.

HARRIET MARTINEAU

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.

H. L. MENCKEN

Banks have a new image. Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?

ALAN KING

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

MARILYN MONROE

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.

JEAN KERR

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

AMBROSE BIERCE

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last --more than passion or even sex!

SIMONE SIGNORET

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.

HENNY YOUNGMAN

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.

JAMES C. DOBSON

Elections are a good deal like marriages. There's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials.

WILL ROGERS

For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.

BILL COSBY

Getting a dog is like getting married. It teaches you to be less self-centered, to accept sudden, surprising outbursts of affection, and not to be upset by a few scratches on your car.

WILL STANTON

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

ZSA ZSA GABOR

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

TOM MULLEN

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.

FRANCIS BACON

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

MAE WEST

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.

OSCAR WILDE

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.

LORD BYRON

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

GLORIA STEINEM

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

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.

RITA RUDNER

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.

BETTE DAVIS

If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. speech, New York City, January 20, 1974

BETTY FRIEDAN

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.

ANNE BRADSTREET

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.

ALAN KING

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

KATHARINE HEPBURN

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

KATHARINE HEPBURN

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.

ROBERT ANDERSON

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.

HELEN ROWLAND

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.

HELEN ROWLAND

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.

ROBERT FROST

I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.

LEE GRANT

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.

W. H. AUDEN

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

AMY BLOOM

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.

GEORG C. LICHTENBERG

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

MOLIERE

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.

MARK TWAIN

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

AMBROSE BIERCE

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

AMBROSE BIERCE

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

STEPHEN LEACOCK

Many people marry for the wrong reasons, among them 1) to overcome loneliness, 2) to escape an unhappy parental home, 3) because they think that everyone is expected to marry, 4) because only "losers" who can't find someone to marry stay single, 5) out of a need to parent, or be parented by another person, 6) because they got pregnant, 7) because "we fell in love," ... and on goes the list.

BRUCE FISHER AND ROBERT ALBERTI

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

BEVERLEY NICHOLS

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.

THORNTON WILDER

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

MAE WEST

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.

GEORGE JESSEL

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

GROUCHO MARX

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.

BILLY CONNOLLY

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

GILBERT K. CHESTERTON

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

ST. JEROME

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.

IRWIN COREY

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.

ALAN KING

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.

BARBARA DE ANGELIS

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.

SOPHIA BUSH

Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.

JOYCE BROTHERS

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.

JOSEPH BARTH

Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.

LOUIS K. ANSPACHER

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets.

OGDEN NASH

Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

SAMUEL JOHNSON

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

OSCAR WILDE

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.

ROBERT GRAVES

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

AMBROSE BIERCE

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".

HERBERT SPENCER

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.

JOSH BILLINGS

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.

H. L. MENCKEN

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.

RITA RUDNER

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.

DOUG LARSON

Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!

BARACK OBAMA

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

SOCRATES

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

SOCRATES

My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.

JOYCE BROTHERS

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And ... she's not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that's a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.

BARACK OBAMA

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.

JEAN ROSTAND

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

ELBERT HUBBARD

Never get married in the morning - you never know who you might meet that night.

PAUL HORNUNG

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.

HELEN ROWLAND

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.

H. L. MENCKEN

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.

EMMA GOLDMAN

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

One of the first things a relationship therapist learns is that couples argue to burn up energy that could be used for something else. In fact, arguments often serve the purpose of using up energy, so that the couple do not have to take the courageous, creative leap into an unknown they fear. Arguing serves the function of being a zone of familiarity into which you can retreat when you are afraid of making a creative breakthrough.

GAY HENDRICKS

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

HONORE DE BALZAC

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

JOSEPH JOUBERT

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, the the other, to let her have it.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

DICK GREGORY

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.

GROUCHO MARX

Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere. The Groucho Phile, 1976

GROUCHO MARX

Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

GLORIA STEINEM

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

KATHARINE HEPBURN

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

H. L. MENCKEN

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

BRENDAN BEHAN

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.

PETER DE VRIES

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

A. P. HERBERT

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

PETER DE VRIES

The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.

ROBERT C. DODDS

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

GEORGE JESSEL

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

HONORE DE BALZAC

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again -- and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.

BARBARA DE ANGELIS

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all of the time.

JULIA CHILD

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

HENNY YOUNGMAN

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

HEINRICH HEINE

There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go? The War of the Roses

DANNY DEVITO

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

HOMER

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited.

ALFRED ADLER

What you are as a single person, you will be as a married person, only to a greater degree. Any negative character trait will be intensified in a marriage relationship, because you will feel free to let your guard down -- that person has committed himself to you and you no longer have to worry about scaring him off.

JOSH MCDOWELL

When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.

HELEN ROWLAND

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.

PRINCE PHILIP

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

SACHA GUITRY

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.

HELEN GAHAGAN

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?

BARBRA STREISAND

You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet.

ALAN KING


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