Marriage Quotes

Marriage Quotes by Walter Bagehot, Swami Vivekananda, Rumi, Dan Savage, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Zoe Akins and many others.

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A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and, as such, it rivets mankind.
Walter Bagehot
What is marriage but the renunciation of unchastity? The savage does not marry. Man marries because he renounces.
Swami Vivekananda
At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.
The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.
Dan Savage
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Shutting one’s eyes is an art, my dear. I suppose there’s no use trying to make you see that – but that’s the only way one can stay married.
Zoe Akins
Marriage is a fierce battle before which the two partners ask heaven for its blessing, because loving each other is the most audacious of enterprises; the battle is not slow to start, and victory, that is to say freedom, goes to the cleverest.
Honore de Balzac
Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me is a matter of profound wonder.
Abraham Lincoln
Marriage is an exercise in torture.
Frances Conroy
All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
Raymond Hull
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Jane Austen
Don’t wake up a woman in love. Let her dream, so that she does not weep when she returns to her bitter reality
Mark Twain
I have never been able to sleep with anyone. I require a full-size bed so that I can lie in the middle of it and extend my arms spreadeagle on both sides without being obstructed.
Mae West
We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.
Michel de Montaigne
Happiness is love, nothing else.
Hermann Hesse
Feel no guilt. Getting married and giving birth does not mean that you have sold your life away to perfectly healthy people who can get their own damn socks.
Jennifer Crusie
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart
Leo Buscaglia
I’m a serial bigamist.
Russ Meyer
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Jean de la Bruyere
Hail, wedded love, mysterious law; true source of human happiness.
John Milton
I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother… Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life.
Leila Khaled
We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. The teaching of the church is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.
Pope Francis
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
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.
Iris Murdoch
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
Jean Giraudoux
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde
It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Benjamin Disraeli
There is a lot of healing going on. Really! More people are vegetarians, more are in the green movement, more of us are tearing down the old paradigms and embracing same-sex marriage, single motherhood, men raising babies.
Iyanla Vanzant
I believe that the essence of marriage is choosing someone who loves you for who you are, embraces everything about you, and building a life with that person. Whether that life is with children or without children – it’s honestly immaterial to building a life with someone that you love fully.
Aisha Tyler
The clog of all pleasure, the luggage of life, is the best can be said for a very good wife.
John Wilmot
I suspect that marriage is like parenthood: every last one of us is an amateur at it.
Anne Tyler
Husband, when you tell your wife to go for counseling alone (because you think going to see a counselor is a sign you have failed) is like having a car you love overheat and deciding it’s not manly to take it to the mechanic. You can keep on driving it but eventually you will ruin the engine.
Adam Hamilton
I don’t think it’s natural for two people to swear to be together for the rest of their lives.
Jane Fonda
A wife of your own stature is the greatest of all blessings.
Eugene Delacroix
A good marriage is worth fighting for.
Lisa Jacobson
In the enriching of marriage, the big things are the little things. There must be constant appreciation for each other and thoughtful demonstration of gratitude. A couple must encourage and help each other grow. Marriage is a joint quest for the good, the beautiful, and the divine
James E. Faust
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Paulo Coelho
My mother once told me that if a married couple puts a penny in a pot for every time they make love in the first year, and takes a penny out every time after that, they’ll never get all the pennies out of the pot.
Armistead Maupin
I’m the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern.
Mickey Rooney
Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.
Irwin Corey
A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage.
Chris Rock
There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
Ronald Reagan
I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
Vera Brittain
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Ambrose Bierce
I’m a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn’t legislate this matter.
Pete Coors
Happiness is peace after strife, the overcoming of difficulties, the feeling of security and well-being. The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
H. L. Mencken
Someone asked me recently if marriage is 50-50 – it averages out to be 50-50, but sometimes it’s 75-25, sometimes it’s 90-10. In the end, it has to average out to be 50-50; that’s how you support each other.
Linda McMahon
It may be said of happy marriages as of the phoenix – there is but one a century.
Elisabeth Charlotte d’Orleans
Two minds with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Jasper Fforde
My second marriage was to a girl I met in Manchester, kept a long-distance relationship going for two years, then we got married… disaster.
Ian McShane
Married people should be best friends; no relationship on earth needs friendship as much as marriage
Marion D. Hanks
Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that
Michael Leunig
[On husband Gavin Rossdale:] We’re a perfect couple. He cooks, and I eat.
Gwen Stefani
The bride and groom-May their joys be as bright as the morning, and their sorrows but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.
Minna Antrim
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Gerald Brenan
Marriage is simply an economic necessity, and so there are no elaborate courtship displays or marriage celebrations among the Eskimo.
Peter Farb
The constructive intellect [genius] produces thoughts, sentences, poems, plans, designs, systems. It is the generation of the mind, the marriage of thought with nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do.
H. L. Mencken
If you are really Master of your Fate, it shouldn’t make any difference to you whether Cleopatra or the Bearded Lady is your mate.
Ogden Nash
my uncle … had the misfortune to be ever touched in his brain, and, as a convincing proof, married his maid, at an age when he and she both had more occasion for a nurse than a parson.
Charlotte Charke
Marriage is an institution very safely guarded.
Swami Vivekananda
Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.
Pope Benedict XVI
While religious institutions should be able to pick and choose which unions they bless, civil governments should issue marriage licenses to all couples.
Richard Grenell
The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.
Oprah Winfrey
A good wife maketh a good husband.
John Heywood
Marrying into money was not a good thing for me.
Anna Nicole Smith
As a walled town is more worthier than a village, so is the forehead of a married man more honorable than the bare brow of a bachelor.
William Shakespeare
Few people who marry plan for their marriages to fail, but neither do they specifically plan for success.
Myles Munroe
I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I’d rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.
Kirstie Alley
Civil marriage, like all civil rights provided by the government, must be provided equally to all Americans.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
There are four stages in a marriage. First there’s the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
Norman Mailer
Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
Rita Rudner
A husband is a man who two minutes after his head touches the pillow is snoring like an overloaded omnibus.
Ogden Nash
Well, what is a relationship? It’s about two people having tremendous weaknesses and vulnerabilities, like we all do, and one person being able to strengthen the other in their areas of vulnerability, and vice versa. You need each other. You complete each other, passion and romance aside.
Jane Fonda
Spouses are great impediments to great enterprises.
Francis Bacon
Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Ambrose Bierce
Marriage should be a duet – when one sings, the other claps.
Joe Murray
When you make loving others the story of your life, there’s never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.
Oprah Winfrey
Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone’s right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional.
Stockwell Day
We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.
Robin Morgan
An honest man may really love a pretty girl, but only an idiot marries her merely because she is pretty.
Lord Chesterfield
… Let the cage bird and the cage bird mate and the wild bird mate in the wild.
William Butler Yeats
Ruth and I are happily incompatible.
Billy Graham
But married once, a man is stak’d or pown’d, and cannot graze beyond his own hedge.
Philip Massinger
Matrimony was probably the first union to defy management.
Red Ruffing
My first marriage was ruined by feminist indoctrination.
Mike Cernovich
Progress of a marriage: There was a time when you couldn’t make me happy. Now the time has come when you can make me unhappy.
Irving Layton
Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine,
Whose weakness, married to thy stronger state,
Makes me with thy strength to communicate.
William Shakespeare
My husband melted my heart the day he asked me, “Can I participate in your wonder?” In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
Mary Anne Radmacher
Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.
Imogen Stubbs
If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings, and complaints.
Bruce Barton
Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.
Thornton Wilder
Unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.
George Bernard Shaw
For the first year of marriage I had basically a bad attitude. I tended to place my wife underneath a pedestal.
Woody Allen
Whether people choose to have same sex relationships or relationships outside the marriage – whatever happens between two consenting adults should be purely their business, not the state’s or the society’s.
Kabir Bedi
When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
Helen Rowland
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
Barry Goldwater
There is great mystery in a church. For me, there is a great privilege to be confronted with the design of a church because it shelters the most powerful themes of humanity: birth, marriage, death.
Mario Botta
The man who has entered into a beautiful union is sure of at least one person to whom he can give the best that he possesses.
Georges Duhamel
Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.
Robert Graves
Marriage, the family unit, was the “original Department of Health, Education and Welfare.”
Michael Novak
I would rather go to bed with Lillian Russell stark naked than Ulysses S Grant in full military regalia.
Mark Twain
I’m 0 for 3 with marriage – the scoreboard doesn’t lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.
Charlie Sheen
A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world.
Robert Breault
Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.
Irvin D. Yalom
There’s no formula that can make a marriage work. Sometimes two people just click.
Rishi Kapoor
Marriage enlarges the Scene of our Happiness and Miseries.
Joseph Addison
Love is no assignment for cowards.
It is terribly hard to be married, harder than anything. I think one has to be an angel.
August Strindberg
Protestantism came and gave a great blow to the religious and ritualistic rhythm of the year, in human life. Non-conformity almostfinished the deed…. Mankind has got to get back to the rhythm of the cosmos, and the permanence of marriage.
D. H. Lawrence
In my family, as in all dysfunctional families, instead of parents who act as strong and nurturing role models for their children, you get these needy people who use their children. I was the kid who tried to take on the marriage.
John Bradshaw
I’ve got a great life. I’m in love, I have a happy, wonderful, beautiful time with my marriage, and I have a beautiful home. I want to spend time here working and creating.
Jon Anderson
My first marriage was very traditional, in the church, and then we left the church and went to the reception hall. So this time, I’d like to go fairy tale all the way.
NeNe Leakes
While I believe in marriage as an institution, I am also petrified of it.
Shahid Kapoor
I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget.
Alain de Botton
The triumph of hope over experience.
Samuel Johnson
The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.
Woody Allen
Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.
Herbert Spencer
On the path to love, impossibilities are resolved by turning non-love into love.
Deepak Chopra
If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
George Carey
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
Gay rights are not primarily marriage rights, and for the millions who live in unaccepting places with no resources, dignity remains elusive. I am lucky to have forged meaning and built identity, but that’s still a rare privilege. And gay people deserve more, collectively, than the crumbs of justice.
Andrew Solomon
A good friend just told me that the key to a successful marriage was to argue naked! I’m gonna do that from now on, when that rarely happens.
LeAnn Rimes
If we would truly seek to be more like our Savior and Master, learning to love as He loves should be our highest goal
Ezra Taft Benson
If thou wouldst marry wisely, marry thine equal.
In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb.
Miroslav Volf
I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.
Benjamin Disraeli
No compass has ever been invented for the high seas of matrimony.
Heinrich Heine
Biographers know nothing about the intimate sex lives of their own wives,
but they think they know all about Stendhal’s or Faulkner’s.
Milan Kundera
The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn’t say.
Alfred Hitchcock
Marriage is like a well-built porch. If one of the two posts leans too much, the porch collapses. So each must be strong enough to stand on its own.
Deb Caletti
One may be drunk with love without being any nearer to finding his mate.
Henry David Thoreau
When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.
King Edward VIII
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female.
Anna Quindlen
After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6 degrees of marriage.
Mignon McLaughlin
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
Phil McGraw
A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.
George Eliot
I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.
Martha Gellhorn
It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic – another joke marriage.
Sophia Bush
Fight less, cuddle more. Demand less, serve more. Text less, talk more. Criticize less, compliment more. Stress less, laugh more. worry less, pray more. With each new day, find new ways to love each other even more.
Dave Willis
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths
Mark Twain
Each marriage bears the footprints of economic and cultural trends which originate far outside marriage.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
The secret of marriage is: separate bedrooms and separate bathrooms.
Bette Davis
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein
Every person is born with a seed of greatness.
Myles Munroe
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!
Elizabeth Gaskell
The male’s difficulties in his sexual relations after marriage include a lack of facility, of ease, or of suavity in establishing rapport in a sexual situation.
Alfred Kinsey
A hundred years ago, if you had a child out of marriage, you’d be a social disgrace. Today women feel comfortable enough economically and culturally to bring up a child without a recognized commitment from a man.
Helen Fisher
To have one’s mother-in-law in the country when one lives in Paris, and vice versa, is one of those strokes of luck that one encounters only too rarely.
Honore de Balzac
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
James Thurber
I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.
Sam Kinison
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
Vincent Van Gogh
The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.
Billy Graham
Don’t be reckless with other peoples hearts. And don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.
Kurt Vonnegut
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
But I wanted marriage for myself. I was not calculating about it. I wish I was more calculating.
Linda McCartney
When I talk about the importance of the institution of marriage, I think of the commitment and the significance of standing in front of those closest to you and promising fidelity to your partner ’til death do you part.’
Mark Udall
Marriage like government is a series of compromises. One must give and take, repair and restrain, endure and be patient.
Samuel Smiles
I guess I just feel bad that I’m still going on bad dates when I should really be in a bad marriage by now.
Laura Kightlinger
Life begins to happen.
My hoppped up husband drops his home disputes,
and hits the streets to cruise for prostitutes
Robert Lowell
Love is the veil between lover and lover.
Khalil Gibran
Some marriages depend on domestic arguments the way the courts depend on litigation.
Mason Cooley
Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything.
Julia Cameron
My parents only had one argument in 45 years. It lasted 43 years.
Cathy Ladman
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
People would tell me, especially after my marriage to Prince, ‘You need to write a book because you’ve had a crazy life.’
Mayte Garcia
I live by my own rules (reviewed, revised, and approved by my wife).. but still my own.
Si Robertson
Until he is forty, a man is too young to marry; and after he is forty, he is too old.
Molly Elliot Seawell
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Erica Jong
Many sisters complain that people don’t want to marry them unless they stop wearing hijab. No man is worth your hijab, and a real man wouldn’t request you to take it off in the first place.
Omar Suleiman
I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
Helen Reddy
We want our marriage to be a triumph, not a tragedy.
Joyce Meyer
Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Women–one half the human race at least–care fifty times more for a marriage than a ministry.
Walter Bagehot
Happiness in marriage and parenthood can exceed a thousand times any other happiness
James E. Faust
What a world of trouble those who never marry escape! There are many happy matches, it is true, and sometimes “my dear,” and “my love” come from the heart; but what sensible bachelor, rejoicing in his freedom and years of discretion, will run the tremendous risk?
Mark Twain
There can be no summary and dramatic end to a marriage – only a slow and painful unravelling of a tangled skein of threads too stubborn to be broken.
Wallis Simpson
When someone comes up to me and says, ‘Mary, you helped save my marriage’, or, ‘Mary, you helped me get out of this abusive relationship’, I’m in it, really in their lives. And I’m so passionate about my feelings, but also about showing people the way through theirs.
Mary J. Blige
Happy relationships depend not on finding the right person, but on being the right person.
Eric Butterworth
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
Marriage, even the best marriages are tough.
Jayne Meadows
Everything we do is either an act of love or a cry for help.
Marianne Williamson
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
Michelle Shocked
Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
Heinrich Heine
You’re married, and suddenly you have your own family. There’s a nice comfort in that. That part of your life is certain … You’ve got your home in that other person.
Scarlett Johansson
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Joseph Addison
When the darkness rolls in, I’ll be there through thick and thin.
Hilary Duff
When thou choosest a wife, think not only of thyself, but of those God may give thee of her, that they reproach thee not for their being.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
Oprah Winfrey
Never go in a place that you wouldn’t take your wife.
David Gene Gibbs
Marriage is a plastic flower – marriage is an institution. And who wants to live in an institution?
A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.
Helen Rowland
We hope the day will soon come when every girl will be a member of a great Union of Unmarried Women, pledged to refuse an offer ofmarriage from any man who is not an advocate of their emancipation.
Tennessee Celeste Claflin
Of course I love being in love – but it is marriage that really fulfills me. But not in every case.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Am I keeping my promises?
Robert Breault
That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
Bill Cosby
In my mind, marriage is a spiritual partnership and union in which we willingly give and receive love, create and share intimacy, and open ourselves to be available and accessible to another human being in order to heal, learn and grow.
Iyanla Vanzant
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
Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
Linda Fiorentino
Love is given to us as a time, but to keep it always, we must make it a place.
Robert Breault
If we get into the habit of thinking of ourselves as always owing a debt of love to our spouses, we will be less inclined to take offense when they say or do something that we do not like.
Myles Munroe
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Henny Youngman
Eve was not taken out of Adam’s head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
Matthew Henry
The essence of love is kindness.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare
Marriage is the only known example of the happy meeting of the immovable object and the irresistible force.
Ogden Nash
Marriage? That’s for life! It’s like cement!
Woody Allen
To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
Criss Jami
Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you’ll meet that night.
Paul Hornung
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII
Infidelity flows from a belief that women have the power to make you feel like
a man if you only find a woman that thinks you’re perfect; if you can only
find a woman that you haven’t hurt or disappointed yet.
Frank Pittman
Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.
Michele Weiner-Davis
You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.
Jodi Picoult
Two wives? That exceeds the custom.
Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married couples the best Valentine’s Day gift possible, elimination from the most unfair of taxes, the marriage tax penalty.
Jerry Weller
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
Honore de Balzac
Love is much more demanding than law.
Desmond Tutu
Was it love at first sight? It wasn’t then – but it sure is now.
Anne Meara
My feelings on homosexuality are unequivocal. I have absolutely no problem with it whatsoever. My only reservation is marriage.
Carl Paladino
Most marriages can survive ‘better or worse’. The tester is all the years of ‘exactly the same’.
Robert Breault
Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
Marvin Gaye
Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it.
Timothy Keller
I’ve always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
Stephen Harper
Marriage is absolutely not something I’m scared of, but it isn’t necessarily the be-all and end-all.
James William Middleton
After a while in marriage, it doesn’t work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love.
Monica Bellucci
It was not a healthy marriage for long time. It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis’s relationship could not sustain.
Meg Ryan
The Sphinx-riddle. Solve it, or be torn to bits, is the decree.
D. H. Lawrence
If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
George Ade
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
Oscar Wilde
Unless you learn to play a duet in the same key, to the same rhythm, a slow process of disengagement will wedge you apart, first secretly, psychologically, and then openly and miserably.
Walter Wangerin
The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.
Jonathan Swift
There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first.
Adela Rogers St. Johns
A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.
Jane Austen
Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you. Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires. Love imposes no demands. Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand – “Make me feel whole.” Love expands beyond the limits of two people. Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
Deepak Chopra
That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.
Jesse Helms
It’s nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed.
Carrie Underwood
Marriage isn’t a tram. It doesn’t have to get anywhere.
Iris Murdoch
It is not birth, marriage, or death, but gastrulation which is truly the most important time in your life.
Lewis Wolpert
Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.
Lewis Grizzard
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Benjamin Franklin
The Hindu marriage may be described as the union of two families. In this union, there is no room for petty ambitions and personal ego-trips. What is involved is love for the entire family that one is marrying into.
Dada Vaswani
While I have supported marriage equality since my days as a state senator over a decade ago, I have since conducted an extensive legal analysis that has only emboldened my support as attorney general.
Lisa Madigan
Marriage is the only actual bondage known to our law. There remain no legal slaves, except the mistress of every house.
John Stuart Mill
The future is always beginning now.
Mark Strand
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac
She who dwells with me whom I have loved with such communion, that no place on earth can ever be solitude to me.
William Blake
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he’s a writer. It’s an aphrodisiac.
Saul Bellow
A literary woman’s best critic is her husband.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Barbara Bush
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
Marie Corelli
So many pleasing episodes of one’s life are spoiled by shouting. You never heard of an unhappy marriage unless the neighbors have heard it first.
Lillian Russell
Wedlock is a narrow business.
Sally O’Reilly
Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
George Will
I don’t believe in marriage. It’s bloody impractical. ‘To love, honor, and obey.’ If it weren’t, you wouldn’t have to sign a contract.
Katharine Hepburn
Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
Mother Teresa
For a male and female to live continuously together is biologically speaking, an extremely unnatural condition.
Robert Briffault
My wife and I lived all alone,
contention was our only bone.
I fought with her, she fought with me,
and things went on right merrily.
But now I live here by myself
with hardly a damn thing on the shelf,
and pass my days with little cheer
since I have parted from my dear.
Robert Creeley
A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn’t believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation.
Anna Quindlen
I don’t want to be married. I don’t know – it sounds crazy, but in my mind, it’s all connected. You get married, you have kids, you grow old, then you die. Somehow, it seems to me, if you didn’t get married, you wouldn’t die.
John Burns
To marry for love were no reproachful thing if we did not see that of ten thousand couples that do it, hardly one can be brought for an example that it may be done and not repented afterwards.
Dorothy Osborne
A man’s love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
Anthony Trollope
Marriage is the aftermath of love.
Noel Coward
The old ideals are dead as nails–nothing there. It seems to me there remains only this perfect union with a woman–sort of ultimate marriage–and there isn’t anything else.
D. H. Lawrence
It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.
Mae West
No one would wish a bad marriage on anyone. But where do we think good marriages come from? They don’t spring full blown from the head of Zeus any more than does a good education…Why should a marriage require fewer tears and less toil and shabbier commitment than your job or your clothes or your car?
Jeffrey R. Holland
When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen on her face.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As you get older; you’ve probably noticed that you tend to forget things. You’ll be talking with somebody at a party, and you’ll know that you know this person, but no matter how hard you try, you can’t remember his or her name. This can be very embarassing, especially if he or she turns out to be your spouse.
Dave Barry
someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then) they
said their nevers they slept their dream
e. e. cummings
We must refuse to submit to those institutions which are by definition sexist – marriage, the nuclear family, religions built on the myth of feminine evil.
Andrea Dworkin
When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Khalil Gibran
To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.
Antonin Scalia
Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
Gary Becker
My lifetime listens to yours.
Muriel Rukeyser
You need not be proud of me…. I’m only being active till you can be again–it isn’t such a great desire on my part to serve theworld and I’ll fall back into habits of sloth quite easily!
Eleanor Roosevelt
I have gone from one relationship to a marriage and stepchildren.
Daryl Hall
It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Show me one couple unhappy merely on account of their limited circumstances, and I will show you ten who are wretched from other causes.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
Andre Maurois
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
Joseph Campbell
I’ve had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it.
Rose Kennedy
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
Samuel Richardson
I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
J. Paul Getty
I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted.
Bernadette Peters
Marriage is the truest goal for ninety-nine per cent of the human race, and they will live the happiest life as soon as they have learnt and are ready to abide by the eternal lesson – that we are bound to bear and forbear and that life to every one must be a compromise.
Swami Vivekananda
To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.
E. W. Howe
Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay.
Gus Van Sant
The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is necessary but insufficient to stay married for the children’s sake. It is also
necessary to stay happily married for the children’s sake. I’m so glad someone
noticed that marriage doesn’t have to make you miserable. It is just so easy to
be happy I don’t understand why it isn’t more popular.
Frank Pittman
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
Herbert Spencer
Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain’t so hot.
Minnie Pearl
The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place.
Sacha Guitry
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
I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
Charles Bukowski
A perfect marriage is as rare as a perfect love. Could it be otherwise, when both men and women are so imperfect? Could aught else be expected? Yet all do expect it.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I guess walking slow getting married is because it gives you time to maybe change your mind.
Virginia Cary Hudson
A good marriage is like Dr Who’s Tardis: small and banal from the outside but spacious and interesting from within.
Katharine Whitehorn
A band is like a marriage – you don’t know why it works, but when it does, everything feels right.
Nuno Bettencourt
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
Booth Tarkington
There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.
Alexander Theroux
I think we explored the further reaches of for better or for worse than some other married couples.
Mary Archer
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever
Nicholas Sparks
Marriage or non-marriage, good or evil, learning or ignorance, any of these is justified, if it leads to the goal.
Swami Vivekananda
The approach of recognizing marriage between two people, without limitations, responds to a problem of eliminating all types of discrimination in society.
Miguel Diaz-Canel
I once read that in any good marriage, one partner is the gardener and the other is the garden. We take it in turns to be either.
Meryl Streep
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
Bill Cosby
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued.
Helen Rowland
Marriage is a wonderful thing.
Patrick McGoohan
A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry WHOM SHE LIKES.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I won’t have a traditional marriage; I don’t find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself.
Halle Berry
My marriage had its ups and downs like anyone’s, but when it came down to it, I knew it was solid. I miss that sort of security, and that sort of connection with someone.
John Scalzi
Let us no more contend, nor blame each other, blamed enough elsewhere, but strive, In offices of love, how we may lighten each other’s burden.
John Milton
One should choose for a wife only such a woman as he would choose for a friend, were she a man.
Joseph Joubert
I have a lot of respect for marriage.
Dominic Monaghan
Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.
Jeb Bush
The institution of marriage works better when there’s a spiritual connection. If you’re marrying just for the sake of the woman, then you may lose interest in each other very soon. When we marry in the interest of the Holy Spirit with the intention of serving God and humanity, then it gives a much larger perspective.
A. R. Rahman
Happiness: “You Bring Your Own Weather To The Picnic.”
Gretchen Rubin
you see, we live in a cold climate
and are not permitted to kiss on the street
so I made up a song that wasn’t true.
I made up a song called Marriage.
Anne Sexton
I don’t want marriage. You know why? Because I did that. I did it for 32 years.
Lynn Redgrave
Marriage is like war – an experience that no adventurous man would evade, and no sensible man repeat.
Ursula Parrott
Sticking with a marriage. That’s true grit, man.
Jeff Bridges
I was gone so much in my first marriage. I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It’s not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I’ll do it because it’s a moment that will stick with me forever.
Tim Allen
I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.
Rodney Dangerfield
I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
Maria Callas
It is so far from being natural for a man and woman to live in a state of marriage, that we find all the motives which they have for remaining in that connection, and the restraints which civilised society imposes to prevent separation, are hardly sufficient to keep them together.
Samuel Johnson
A heart isn’t something you get. It’s something that’s born.
Yukiru Sugisaki
My parents did not have a perfect marriage. It was pretty good, but it was not perfect. My marriage is not perfect. My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect. However, that does not discount the fact that the definition of marriage must be defended and protected.
Stockwell Day
Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.
Oscar Wilde
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Khalil Gibran
The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
Denis Diderot
The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
From infancy, almost, the average girl is told that marriage is her ultimate goal; therefore her training and education must be directed toward that end. Like the mute beast fattened for slaughter, she is prepared for that.
Emma Goldman
Few things in life are more embarrassing than the necessity of having to inform an old friend that you have just got engaged to his fiancee.
W. C. Fields
The truth is many singles deeply desire and pray for marriage.
Eric Metaxas
Such indeed is the superior longevity of the fair females of Surinam, compared to that of the males (owing chiefly, as I said, to their excesses of all sorts) that I have frequently known wives who have buried four husbands, but never met a man in this country who had survived two wives.
John Gabriel Stedman
How happy a thing were a wedding,
And a bedding,
If a man might purchase a wife
For a twelvemonth and a day
Thomas Flatman
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
Men, you’ll never be a good groom to your wife unless you’re first a good bride to Jesus.
Timothy Keller
Researchers in Canada say they have discovered the part of the brain that is used to make decisions, and this is weird: If you’re married, it’s actually located in your wife’s brain.
Jimmy Fallon
God invented concubinage, Satan marriage.
Francis Picabia
Mothers who force their daughters into interested marriage, are worse than the Ammonites who sacrificed their children to Moloch–the latter undergoing a speedy death, the former suffering years of torture, but too frequently leading to the same result.
John Wilmot
When there are kids involved, there’s no such thing as divorce.
Carl Whitaker
Above all never forget that a marriage is in one way very much like a newspaper. It has to be made fresh every damn day of every damn year.
Raymond Chandler
The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness.
John Selden
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Edwin Louis Cole
Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband.
Elsa Maxwell
My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.
Joyce Brothers
A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.
Goldie Hawn
Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.
Kevin Gates
My marriage? Up to now everything’s okay. But it’s a real marriage – imperfect and very difficult. It’s all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we’ve emotionally evolved.
Jamie Lee Curtis
One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.
George MacDonald
Adultery – which is the only grounds for divorce in New York – is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
Allan Sherman
There’s nothing a woman hates more than her fiance’s best friend. He knows all the secrets she’s going to spend the rest of her life trying to find out.
Jeff Douglas
One thing that previous practice doesn’t always make perfect: Marriage.
Malcolm Forbes
In every marriage the wife has to keep her mouth shut about at least one small thing her husband does that disgusts her.
John O’Hara
A dog is much like a married man, obeying his master’s voice for the sake of his master’s touch.
Robert Breault
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
Carolyn Heilbrun
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
My sister is a lesbian and I want her to have that same feeling. A civil partnership is not the same as marriage. She’s in a serious relationship with a girl I am obsessed with. I would love her to marry her girlfriend because I love her so much.
Vogue Williams
In choosing a companion, it is necessary to study the disposition, the inheritance, and training of the one with whom you are contemplating making life’s journey.
David O. McKay
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Jim Rohn
‘Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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
The death of marriage has been announced so often and would seem so normal, in a sense. So what’s surprising is the sheer longevity and tenacity of this institution.
Alain de Botton
Marriage the happiest bond of love might be, If hands were only joined when hearts agree.
George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne
When my mother had four girls, and she could tell her marriage was falling apart, she went back to college and got her degree in music and education.
Andie MacDowell
My greatest concern is that Mitt Romney seldom addresses the social issues publicly… I’m referring to the sanctity of human life, the traditional definition of marriage, and religious liberty.
James Dobson
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
Albert Einstein
Thou art sad; get thee a wife, get thee a wife!
William Shakespeare
What gnashing is not a comfort, what gnawing of the worm is not a tickling, what torment is not a marriage bed to this damnation, to be secluded eternally, eternally, eternally from the sight of God?
John Donne
Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. It’s something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure.
David Vitter
Harry and I have been sweethearts and married more than forty years – and no matter where I was, when I put out my hand Harry’s was there to grasp it.
Bess Truman
It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It’s the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.
Rod Parsley
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
Quentin Crisp
A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn’t want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.
Barbara Cartland
Despite the vigorous policy and legal debates surrounding same-sex marriage, there is little disagreement about this: If the United States Supreme Court holds that states must sanction same-sex marriage, then Florida’s contrary laws must fall.
Pam Bondi
When marriage is what it ought to be, it is indeed the very happiest condition of existence.
Fanny Kemble
I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.
Ezra Cornell
As much as I would miss my wife if she were to die, I would miss what we are together even more. Our “we-ness,” our “us-ness.”
Carl Whitaker
Bad enough to make mistakes, without going ahead and marrying them.
Craig L. Rice
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Edward de Bono
Wives rarely fuss about their beauty To guarantee their mate’s affection.
A married couple that plays cards together is just a fight that hasn’t started yet.
George Burns
Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage.
Lysa TerKeurst
The concept of marriage must have been thought up by an unimaginative pig.
Albert Einstein
My mother is convinced that yellow is a happy color and that a happy girl would get a husband. -Penelope Featherington
Julia Quinn
We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can’t have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.
Ernest Istook
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond.
Thomas Love Peacock
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
William Penn
President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage.
Bill Shuster
My grandmother was energetic and fearless – a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage.
Salma Hayek
I think marriage is one of those things that writers draw on, one of those emotional reservoirs that go way back.
Raymond Carver
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
One of the great tragedies I see is people not putting every effort into the foundation of their marriage. My grandmother told me that it’s one man and one woman for life and that your marriage is worth fighting for.
Kay Robertson
The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.
William Lyon Phelps
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
Sai Baba
A young man married is a man that’s marred.
William Shakespeare
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
William Wycherley
Marriage remains the most efficient engine of disenchantment yet invented.
Caitlin Flanagan
Marriage is only good for two things: tax breaks and adultery.
Brendon Small
Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage.
Muriel Fox
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
John Updike
We love in others what we lack ourselves, and would be everything but what we are.
Richard Henry Stoddard
To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.
Oscar Wilde
Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic – you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner.
Jerry Seinfeld
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
Helen Rowland
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
Elizabeth Edwards
Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
Samuel Richardson
Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.
Erma Bombeck
When my marriage broke up… I had just put on 45 pounds for my ‘Shall We Dance?’ character. I had to eat 10,000 calories a day just to put on weight while training with Tony Dovolani. I basically stayed in bed for a six-month rotation of depression naps. Dance helped me lose the weight.
Lisa Ann Walter
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
William Penn
As my marriage was slowly dissolving into silent meals and awkward nights of avoiding conversation, I started pondering an unmarried future and wondered if I’d ever be able to hack being single again.
Emily V. Gordon
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
William Congreve
Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Martin Luther
Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.
Jimmy Dean
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
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Thomas Mann
I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
John Barrymore
A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.
Anne Lamott
In marriage, someone has to be a giver and someone a taker. I am a taker who married a giver.
Robert Preston
The truth was, there were four partners in our marriage. Stephen and me, motor neurone disease, and physics. If you took out motor neurone disease, you are still left with physics.
Jane Hawking
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
Christopher Lasch
Marriage is a risk; I think it’s a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit.
Cate Blanchett
Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for.
Mae West
Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.
John Donne
Daughters-in-law lived with their husbands’ parents, not their own; a synonym for marriage in Chinese is “taking a daughter-in-law.
Maxine Hong Kingston
Relationships are part of a vast plan for our enlightenment, the Holy Spirit’s blueprint by which each individual soul is led to greater awareness and expanded love. Relationships are the Holy Spirit’s laboratories in which he brings together people who have the maximal opportunity for mutual growth.
Marianne Williamson
Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it’s our business.
Gwyneth Paltrow
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Bertrand Russell
I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.
Sylvester Stallone
‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence?
George Carlin
The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
Jim Bunning
My grandfather used to write one sentence every day in his journal: ‘I love Anne more than ever today.’ I think that was his meditation – keeping him in his marriage, and also his appreciation for it. It was very touching.
Justin Theroux
If you like a man and he likes you, you should get married as fast as you can. Otherwise, you both are going to change your minds. There’s plenty of time for that after marriage.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Write a list of ways that you have benefited from being married to your spouse. Then write a list of your spouse’s positive patterns and qualities. Keep adding to the lists and reread them frequently.
Zelig Pliskin
Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
One was never married, and that’s his hell; another is, and that’s his plague.
Robert Burton
Women have a mother-nature and a daughter-nature; there are no women with a wife-nature. The quality of wife is an acquired character; it is a combination of mother and daughter.
Lu Xun
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.
Hendrik Hertzberg
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Michel de Montaigne
We had a happy marriage because we were together all the time. We were friends as well as husband and wife. We just had a good time.
Julia Child
the marriage twists, holds firm, a sailor’s knot.
Anne Sexton
The prince exults whomever he selects as his consort, but the queen, rather than elevating the subject of her choice, humiliates him as a man. By all that is right, a man is not intended to be the husband of his wife, but a woman is to be her husband’s wife.
Franz Grillparzer
Marriage is the tomb of love.
Giacomo Casanova
The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers
Men never know how tired they are till their wives sit them down for a nice long talk.
Mignon McLaughlin
Having blown up my own long-term marriage via an extramarital affair, followed by a traumatic divorce, I tend to think of love as less a gently glowing hearth than a set of flaming train tracks you strap yourself onto.
Sandra Tsing Loh
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Pliny the Elder
A life allied with mine, for the rest of our lives… that is the miracle of marriage.
Denis de Rougemont
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place
Helen Gahagan Douglas
I’m not ready to rush into marriage.
James Tupper
In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
Warren Farrell
I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.
Mary Ann Shaffer
‘Marley and Me’ was a book I was proud of and believed in, but I thought it would just have a modest audience because it is such a personal story about my marriage and my family.
John Grogan
Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions. I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done, to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Mike Rounds
Marriage is the permanent conversation between two people who talk over everything and everyone until death breaks the record.
Cyril Connolly
Your marriage moves toward a state of isolation. Unless you lovingly and energetically nurture your marriage, you will begin to drift away from your mate.
Dennis Rainey
Marriages are best made of dissimilar material.
Theodore Parker
Marriage is a kind of prison for anyone who’s miserable in it – men and women alike – and anyone who’s suffered through difficult periods in marriage dreams of escape from it.
Adam Ross
She is always married too soon, who gets a bad husband, and she is never married too late, who gets a good one.
Daniel Defoe
May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
Marriage is a lottery, but you can’t tear up your ticket if you lose.
Farquhar McGillivray Knowles
I had some short struggle in my mind whether I should resign my lover or my liberty, but this lasted not long. I found myself as free as air and could not bear the thought of putting myself in any man’s power for life only from a present capricious inclination.
Sarah Fielding
I loved being in love, I loved my marriage and being married and all that stuff.
Chris Harrison
This seemed a dreary and wasted life for a girl with fifteen years of straight A’s, but I knew that’s what marriage was like, because cook and clean and wash was just what Buddy Willard’s mother did from morning till night, and she was the wife of a university professor and had been a private school teacher herself.
Sylvia Plath
Marriage is a walk in the park compared to being a single mother or father. I’ll take that walk later.
Sophie B. Hawkins
The sign of a good marriage is that everything is debatable and challenged; nothing is turned into law or policy. The rules, if any, are known only to the two players, who seek no public trophies.
Carolyn Heilbrun
Marriage is a matter of more worth
Than to be dealt in by attorneyship.
William Shakespeare
Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
William James
An unhappy gentleman, resolving to wed nothing short of perfection, keeps his heart and hand till both get so old and withered that no tolerable woman will accept them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
If it weren’t for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.
Dave Barry
Issues over same-sex marriage and LGBT people in the PCUSA are not new: there is a 40-plus year history of arguments and tacit agreements over the issue of sexuality in the denomination, and the first openly gay minister in the PCUSA was ordained in 2011.
Anthea Butler
Mistress: Something between a mister and a mattress.
Jim Backus
Joy is the serious business of heaven.
C. S. Lewis
The woman who is about to deceive her husband always carefully thinks out how she is going to act, but she is never logical.
Honore de Balzac
Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.
Abraham Maslow
Marriage is the death of hope.
Woody Allen
I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.
Carson Daly
There are two kinds of marriages, Benny — where the husband quotes the wife, or where the wife quotes the husband.
Clifford Odets
What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.
Susan B. Anthony
I’m not eager to jump into marriage again. I’m in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.
Lisa Marie Presley
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
Mahatma Gandhi
Old married people look so much alike that they have the same number of hairs in their ears.
Albert Camus
Henry VIII had so many wives because his dynastic sense was very strong whenever he saw a maid of honour.
Will Cuppy
The costs of marriage breakdown are borne by the entire society, and therefore it is reasonable for the entire society to demand support for marriage – to insist that it is privileged both culturally and legally.
Nancy Pearcey
A woman who loves her husband is merely paying her bills. A woman who loves her lover gives alms to the poor.
Paul-Jean Toulet
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Erma Bombeck
We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.
Marianne Williamson
There are few wives so perfect as not to give their husbands at least once a day good reason to repent of ever having married, or at least of envying those who are unmarried.
Jean de la Bruyere
The curse of marriage
That we can call these delicate creatures ours
And not their appetites!
William Shakespeare
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Marriage is a dialogue. But in any meaningful relationship, we should be honest, whether it is about having an affair or a fling.
Anupama Parameswaran
One who no longer wishes to laugh had best marry in France; they will soon find that it is no laughing matter.
Elisabeth Charlotte d’Orleans
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
Leo Tolstoy
There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage, and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.
Louie Gohmert
Compassion, not passion, keeps a marriage together.
Betty Wright
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
I don’t think marriages break up because of what you do to each other. They break up because of what you must become in order to stay in them.
Carol Grace
There cannot be peace where there is not trust; there cannot be freedom where there is not loyalty
Gordon B. Hinckley
At least it’s better to be married than to be dead.
Same sex marriage isn’t gay privilege, it’s equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don’t.
Ricky Gervais
As the family goes, so go the children.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Man’s best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
Robert Kiyosaki
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
A married man has many cares, but a bachelor no pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
Marriage is like democracy – it doesn’t really work, but it’s all we’ve been able to come up with.
Shirley Hazzard
Marriage is anti-romantic – husband and wife are terms like ‘turkey’ and ‘goose.’ Worse, they denote ownership.
Thomas McGuane
Women are always anxious to urge bachelors to matrimony; is it from charity, or revenge ?.
Louis Gustave Vapereau
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
Andre Maurois
Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest.
Yoko Ono
I married him for better or worse. I didn’t marry him for lunch.
Maryon Pearson
Proponents of same-sex marriage regularly label opponents ‘radical’ and ‘extremist.’ However, given that no society in thousands of years has allowed same-sex marriage, it is, by definition, the proponents of same-sex marriage whose position is radical and extreme.
Dennis Prager
I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.
Colin Powell
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.
Robert Fulghum
I guess because the shows were activist in their own way – the marriage of my public activism and my career activism, you know – people understand me very well. They also understand there’s a very strong bipartisan part in all of this.
Norman Lear
And so, being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.
Edgar Allan Poe
I don’t know about marriage as much as I do know that I’d be a great father.
Tyler Perry
I am in love and out of it I will not go.
C. S. Lewis
Marriage is tolerable enough in its way if youre easygoing and dont expect too much from it. But it doesnt bear thinking about.
George Bernard Shaw
It’s a nasty divorce when they can’t agree on how to divvy up the His and Hers towels.
Robert Breault
We love the things we love for what they are.
Robert Frost
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
J. R. R. Tolkien
By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing. And he vows his passion is, Infinite, undying. Lady make note of this — One of you is lying.
Dorothy Parker
There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have.
P. J. O’Rourke
For the sake of your marriage, get a king-size bed. And if you really want to stay married, get two.
Ray Romano
Love has been called the most effective motivational force in all the world. When love is at work in us, it is remarkable how giving and forgiving, understanding and tolerant we can be.
Charles R. Swindoll
Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Boris Pasternak
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail, poisoned in the bushes,
blown out on the trail; hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn,
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give ya shelter from the storm.”
Bob Dylan
Marriage is the flimsiest weapon against desire. You may as well take a pop-gun to a python.
Jeanette Winterson
The secret to a long marriage in the film industry? Marry someone wonderful, as I did. And always have her come along on location.
Christopher Lee
I’m so in favor of gay marriage that I even married a guy.
Dave Rubin
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
The only good husbands stay bachelors: They’re too considerate to get married.
Finley Peter Dunne
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
Raquel Welch
Sometimes two people stay together for the sake of the kids – two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true.
Robert Breault
After marriage, the other man’s wife looks more beautiful.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine, the highest earthly felicity, was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.
Catharine Beecher
Marriage, friends, is a lifelong feast; love is no light lunch.
Garrison Keillor
Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.
Henrik Ibsen
I’m sorry to say my dear wife is a dreamer, and as she dreams she gets paler and leaner. Then be off to your Dream, with his fly-away hat, I stay with the girls who are happy and fat.
Stevie Smith
You never marry the person you first see ‘Casablanca’ with.
Kinky Friedman
When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.
Robert Anton Wilson
Want to improve your relationships? See love as a verb rather than as a feeling?
Stephen Covey
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson
But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it’s not how our similarities work together; it’s how our differences work together.
Michael J. Fox
A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
Milton Berle
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
Martin Seligman
Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can’t see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
Gail Collins
if you get married they think you’re finished and if you are without a woman they think you’re incomplete.
Charles Bukowski
Marriage is… OK, it’s rooted and grounded on love and attraction.
Mary Archer
Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.
William A. Clark
It is so beautiful that when you watch the film, the marriage between the visuals, the music and the storytelling is seamless.
Amit Trivedi
A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.
Jim Samuels
If love means never having to say you’re sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice.
Estelle Getty
Household hollowness comes around in irregular cycles, like meteor showers. But the true sign of a bad patch is that it never feels temporary or fixable. It has a shudder of the inevitable to it. The thought crosses your mind that when love goes it goes all at once, and forever.
Marni Jackson
A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier, and hoarser than his wife.
E. W. Howe
With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage.
William Shakespeare
Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us – the Supreme Court, President Obama – against traditional religion.
Ben Shapiro
If I get married, I think I’d pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow.
Anna Held
Of course I believe in love despite four divorces. There is nobody who doesn’t believe in love. But marriage – that fits some people but obviously not me.
Sean Bean
We need to look through the lens of disparities whether it’s with health or housing or other issues for the LGBTQ community. It’s beyond just marriage, right? We need to get into that mindset in terms of where are these disparities and how do we address them.
Katie Hill
I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
Gloria Steinem
The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional.
Ted Olson
Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.
Charles Dickens
Marriage isn’t supposed to make you happy –
it’s supposed to make you married.
Frank Pittman
If it’s not some daring, dangerous affair, it’s just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people – a famous American iconic couple – who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine.
Shelley Long
Friendship brings in a lot of honesty and trust into any relationship, especially a marriage.
Farhan Akhtar
Marriage is a bargain, and somebody has to get the worst end of the bargain.
Helen Rowland
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
Oscar Wilde
Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.
Samuel Johnson
Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Anais Nin
Not to sink under being man and wife,
But get some color and music out of life?
Robert Frost
No matter how good or bad we may feel, no matter how up or down we may be, Christ loves us, accepts us, and thinks the world of us.
Myles Munroe
My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.
Lee Trevino
I have thrust myself into this maze,
Haply to wive and thrive as best I may.
William Shakespeare
I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.
William Shatner
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
Oscar Wilde
It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination
Henry David Thoreau
A sacrament–like marriage–means living a life better than your natural instincts, so that you’re modeling God. And God never gives up.
Jodi Picoult
A career is a wonderful thing, but you can’t snuggle up to it at night.
Marilyn Monroe
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
Marital happiness is far more important than anything else in determining personal well-being.
David Brooks
Yes, marriage is hateful, detestable. A kind of ineffable, sickening disgust seizes my mind when I think of this most despotic, most unrequited fetter which prejudice has forged to confine its energies.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
My thinking is lot more different with many actresses in the industry. I don’t understand why people in showbiz put their profession of acting in the back seat after marriage.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
You will often be in despair. You will sometimes think it’s the worst decision in your life. That’s fine. That’s not a sign your marriage has gone wrong. It’s a sign that it’s normal; it’s on track. And many of the hopes that took you into the marriage will have to die in order for the marriage to continue.
Alain de Botton
Some vows, or contracts, are for life; others are for limited periods of time.
Myles Munroe
Marriage is nature’s way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
Alan King
a good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude
Rainer Maria Rilke
What makes ‘The Marriage of Souls’ such a wonderful book is Collins’s intricate reconstruction of the late eighteenth-century world. Simplicity and philosophy are the hallmarks of eighteenth-century art and architecture. The classically pure lines look deceptively simple and unburdened by heavy symbolism or imagery.
Amanda Foreman
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know.
Bette Davis
Women are like elephants to me. I like to look at them, but I wouldn’t want to own one.
W. C. Fields
He marries best who puts it off until it is too late.
H. L. Mencken
Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.
Diane von Furstenberg
You can’t be wise and in love at the same time.
Bob Dylan
I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
Jackie Kennedy
We accept the love we think we deserve.
Stephen Chbosky
Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
George Jessel
You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty – finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
William Galston
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
Sydney Smith
By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We’re like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.
Barbara Mandrell
It was the only ambition I ever had – not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.
Doris Day
An honourable agreement among men as to their conduct toward women, and it was devised by women.
Don Herold
I believe that if man and woman cherish the same ideals and think alike, then the marriage can be complementary to each other’s work instead of being a hindrance.
Munshi Premchand
Marriage is scary to me, man.
The Weeknd
As we all know from witnessing the consuming jealousy of husbands who are never faithful, people do not confine themselves to the emotions to which they are entitled.
Quentin Crisp
A husband should always try to treat his wife with the greatest courtesy and respect, holding her in the highest esteem. He should speak to her in a kind and a soft manner, showing his love by word and deed. As she feels this love and tenderness she will mirror it and return it tenfold.
James E. Faust
Do not pray to marry the one that you love, but to love the one that you marry.
Spencer W. Kimball
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
When I got political that blew our marriage out of the water. I was not the same person and I admit that.
Michael Moriarty
My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man.
Pete Buttigieg
Well-married, a man is winged: ill-matched, he is shackled.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you want to make the days of your life really matter, then you must love something.
Kobi Yamada
I am a strict monogamist: it is twenty years since I last went to bed with two women at once, and then I was in my cups and not myself.
H. L. Mencken
I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
Richard Pryor
The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
Brendan Behan
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
H. L. Mencken
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich
Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.
John Wooden
I think a single woman’s biggest problem is coping with the people who are trying to marry her off!
Helen Gurley Brown
A wise woman will always let her husband have her way.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.
Ed Case
There comes a crossroads in every marriage where you grow together or grow apart. I outgrew Len. He wanted me to be in that leather jumpsuit for the rest of my life and do nothing else. He constrained me. It got to a point where the marriage died or I did.
Suzi Quatro
The whole institution of marriage itself really has no place in a progressive society.
Doug Stanhope
I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.
Liz Cheney
Marriage is hard. I’m not gonna lie.
Aisha Tyler
Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
Amy Grant
Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship. We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families. Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world.
William J Doherty
One of the greatest gifts you can give your husband is your own wholeness.
Stormie Omartian
When a marriage founders, this may well be cause for tremendous sadness, but it’s not a failure of spirit or character. People change, their goals and dreams alter, their ideas of themselves grow, or they just meet someone they like better.
Naomi Alderman
What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Women hope men will change after marriage but they don’t; men hope women won’t change but they do.
Bettina Arndt
I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
Jane Austen
Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
Edgar Allan Poe
Honey, what happened to “ladies first”? Husband replies, “That’s the reason why the worlds a mess today, because a lady went first!”
David Letterman
The happiest marriages are full of alternative lives, lived in the head, unknown to the partner.
John Bayley
Marriage isn’t a 50-50 proposition very often. It’s more like 100-0 one moment and 0-100 the next.
Billie Jean King
Of all the actions of a man’s life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all the actions of our lives, ’tis the most meddled with by other people.
John Selden
Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate.
Corrine Brown
Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn’t even have when you were on your own.
Eddie Cantor
The men that women marry, And why they marry them, will always be A marvel and a mystery to the world.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
Isadora Duncan
Marriage – a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Beverley Nichols
I will not marry again. There is no need.
Halle Berry
For some of my friends who raise personal objections to marriage equality, they still recognize the importance of being accepting. And many of them also recognize that regardless of what they choose to believe or practice at home or at their church, that doesn’t give them the right to discriminate.
Scott Fujita
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.
Richard Pryor
Marriage is sought and kept alive by a deep yearning to know another and be known by another.
John Pierrakos
I kind of go back and forth about marriage and kids. I feel like, if it’s an organic way for me and the right time in my life, then, yeah.
Jessica Biel
I am a man and you are a woman. I can’t think of a better arrangement.
Groucho Marx
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Content and technology are strange bed fellows. We are joined together. Sometimes we misunderstand each other. But isn’t that after all the definition of marriage?
Howard Stringer
We learned how to love each other by loving together
good things wholly outside each other.
Donald Hall
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
When people do marriage right, they don’t complain so much, and so their voices are silenced by the rabble of promiscuous charlatans peddling their pathetic world view as ‘progressive.’
Steven Crowder
Every effort is made in forming matrimonial alliances to reconcile matters relating to fortune, but very little is paid to the congeniality of dispositions, or to the accordance of hearts.
Jean Baptiste Massillon
It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination.
Samuel Johnson
The marriage state was designed to complete the sum of human happiness in this life. It sometimes proves otherwise, but this is owing to the parties themselves, who either rush into it without due consideration or fail in point of discretion in their conduct towards each other afterwards.
Samuel Adams
What God hath joined together no man shall put asunder: God will take care of that.
George Bernard Shaw
There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.
Clint Eastwood
The third basic need of a male in a relationship is an attractive woman; for a woman, honesty and openness.
Myles Munroe
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I’ve been much happier unmarried than married.
Doris Lessing
It’s not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.
David Byrne
I’ve learned … that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
Andy Rooney
I think any husband knows when to stand down when it comes to domestic disputes. After 13 years of marriage, I even think I may have it figured out.
Al Madrigal
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
Iris Murdoch
Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. Its something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure.
David Vitter
The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.
Bruce Forsyth
It was marrying that made women appreciate other women.
Sandra Dallas
I couldn’t bear a marriage in which one partner hinges on the other.
Clive Owen
Good production is like a beautiful marriage. It makes a happy home.
As husbands, I think one reason we have some trouble with Paul’s command to love our wives “as Christ loved the church,” is that we don’t really fully know how Christ loves the church.
Scott Means
This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.
In marriage, there’s a lot of ignoring each other, which is hard to fake on-screen.
Paul Bettany
We are properly ready for marriage when we are strong enough to embrace a life of frustration.
Alain de Botton
Young men not ought to marry yet, and old men never ought to marry at all.
I married my husband because I loved him, and I don’t feel like there’s anybody missing from our marriage, but when you think about this person that you love, and you think about what a wonderful thing it would be to bring another person like that into this world, I think that’s the hardest part about all of it.
Aisha Tyler
Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.
Mae West
Life is too short to exclude experiences. And that includes marriage.
Antara Mali
Marriage must perforce fight against the all-devouring monster of habit.
Honore de Balzac
To be here in America so soon after the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage and at the birth of the Caitlyn phenomena feels so timely. It feels perfect for my universe to collide with Caitlyn’s, but on a purely personal level, I just think she is utterly fabulous and brave.
Boy George
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly
The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength – each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving.
Simone de Beauvoir
I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict Scripture. MARTIN LUTHER, letter to Chancellor Gregory BrГјck, January 13, 1524 Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Jean de la Bruyere
After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi
People marry through a variety of other reasons, and with varying results: but to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
James Branch Cabell
Marriage is commonly a meal wherein the soup is better than the desert.
Austin O’Malley
It is in vain to look for the elevation of woman so long as she is degraded in marriage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
. . . in the end, there is nothing a man can do that a woman can’t, except be a father.
Frank Pittman
The very fact that we make such a to-do over golden weddings indicates our amazement at human endurance. The celebration is more in the nature of a reward for stamina.
Ilka Chase
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
Groucho Marx
Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she’s a householder.
Thornton Wilder
Marriage is all about knowing the ins and outs and the intimate details, and your wife is supposed to be the person you know best. But my brother and I think alike, know everything about one another, and when we get together, we block everything else out. Nothing exists in our world except for us.
Jon Heder
It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership.
Mary Augusta Ward
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase.
Hugh Walpole
I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.
Jennifer Garner
I am an activist and rapper from Afghanistan, and I use rap to speak out and help end child marriage.
Sonita Alizadeh
Love requires a willingness to die; marriage, a willingness to live.
Mignon McLaughlin
When I get married, it’ll be no secret.
Elvis Presley
Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, “What will you have, sir?” And I said, “A glass of hemlock.”
Ernest Hemingway
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
Jackie Mason
I have had a couple of marriages, but like every other woman I had a perfect right to them.
Marie Dressler
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie
Many married women who have deliberately spurned the “hour” of childbearing are unhappy and frustrated. They never discovered the joys of marriage because they refused to surrender to the obligation of their state. In saving themselves, they lost themselves!
Fulton J. Sheen
My husband believed that all women who want to should be free, equal, independent, creative, well informed, and lead stimulating, interesting lives. Except me.
Lucille Kallen
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte
Getting divorced didn’t sour me on the institution of marriage. I’ll tell you what I’ll never do: I’ll never get divorced again.
Eddie Murphy
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.
And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.
Junot Diaz
A marriage, even one that goes awry, generates claims and needs that persist like an afterglow long after the emotional fire is burned out.
Wallis Simpson
For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.
Angela Merkel
Were a man to consult only his reason, who would marry? For myself, I wouldn’t marry, for fear of having a son who resembled me.
Nicolas Chamfort
I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.
Joel Osteen
Man was not intended to live alone… marriage is the best cure for that wretched lingering over one’s work. I think I must feel more settled than you all. I would immensely like to see you all married like myself and anchored.
John Everett Millais
At the end of a marriage it is difficult to recall the beginning.
Shirley Ann Grau
The most important single thing that any Latter-day Saint ever does in this world is to marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority.
Bruce R. McConkie
There may be people in my audience who may not agree with me on some particular issue – you know, say, as a gun owner, they may not agree with me, or, you know, someone may not agree with me on a gay marriage topic. Any of those things. But those shouldn’t be the reasons you listen to my music.
Brad Paisley
All those “and they lived happily ever after” fairy tale endings need to be changed to “and they began the very hard work of making their marriages happy.”
Linda Miles
Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy.
Nick Lachey
Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.
Mae West
I was, in the 1960s, in a marriage. To use the word ‘bad’ would be perhaps the understatement of the year. It was dreadful.
Sherwin B. Nuland
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
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin
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
Between husband and wife friendship seems to exist by nature, for man is naturally disposed to pairing.
I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.
Lewis Grizzard
Instead, I think over the years we have cut the strength of marriage and relationships by the law and weakened the institution. We have tried to deal with relationships with no-fault divorce, with child custody, with so many other avenues; and it has not helped.
Timothy Murphy
If women would make themselves appear as elegant to an Husband, as they were desirous to appear to him while a Lover, the Rake, which all women love, would last longer in the Husband than it generally does.
Samuel Richardson
I want my husband to lead me and our family. But in order for him to do that I must be willing to submit to his lead. This does not mean I surrender my opinions or input or wisdom…it means I surrender my grip of control and selfish ways and trust him!
Jennifer E. Smith
Marriage is an institution necessary to the maintenance of society but contrary to the laws of nature.
Honore de Balzac
I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage.
Kyle Chandler
Twitter is the marriage of full-tilt narcissism and full-tilt voyeurism that has finally collided in 140 words.
Adam Goldberg
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Jean Cocteau
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
Young men want to be faithful, and are not. Old men want to be faithless, and cannot.
Oscar Wilde
Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment – whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief.
Malcolm Turnbull
Gay marriage is going to happen. It must.
Lady Gaga
Every wedding must be an occasion of joy that human beings can do such great things, that they have been given such immense freedom and power to take the helm in their life’s journey.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When you genuinely feel like that was the right relationship, you’re supposed to give it all you can. That’s what marriage is about.
Khloe Kardashian
They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.
R. Kelly
A perfect marriage is one in which “I’m sorry” is said just often enough.
Mignon McLaughlin
I tried marriage. Do I advocate it? Yes. Marriage is a wonderful institution, provided you meet the right person and you be the right person.
Pooja Bhatt
It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does.
Peter McWilliams
Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The institution of marriage is just formalizing an emotion, an attempt to make it seem permanent. The emotion will last or it won’t last; nothing can guarantee it.
Joyce Carol Oates
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
You can propose marriage naked or in handcuffs, but no one is going to agree to forsake all others for a man in shorts. You can’t declare war in shorts or deliver a eulogy in shorts.
A. A. Gill
Real love is when you are completely committed to someone even when they are being completely unlovable.
Dave Willis
Impossible for anyone to conceive the torments of his nights in bed with his beloved one and estranged from her. That turning of backs, that cold space between their two unhappy bodies.
Elizabeth von Arnim
Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve – one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either.
Kirk Cameron
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Abraham Lincoln
If it is the result of a pure love, there can be nothing sensual in marriage. Chastity is something positive, not negative. It isthe virtue of the married especially. All lusts or base pleasures must give place to loftier delights. They who meet as superior beings cannot perform the deeds of inferior ones.
Henry David Thoreau
A good marriage is a contest of generosity.
Diane Sawyer
We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.
Rodney Dangerfield
People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images. The exciting adventure of marriage is finding out who the partner really is.
James Framo
The point is that getting married for lust or money or social status or even love is usually trouble. The point is that marriage is a maze into which we wander – a maze that is best got through with a great companion.
Robert Fulghum
In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?
Igor Stravinsky
Our marriage is like anybody’s marriage, It goes through ups and downs. It’s a little garden that you have to tend all the time. When we’re home, it’s not like we walk around all dolled up going, We are celebrities! We are famous! I change diapers. I clean up dog doo.
Bruce Willis
A good husband makes a good wife.
John Florio
I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, ‘I’ll arrange a marriage for you at 18,’ but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president.
Indra Nooyi
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Robert Fulghum
If the present Mrs. Wogan has a fault – and I must tread carefully here – if she has a fault, this gem in the diadem of womanhood is a hoarder. She never throws anything out. Which may explain the longevity of our marriage.
Terry Wogan
When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
Helen Gahagan
Never marry a girl named ‘Marie’ who used to be known as ‘Murray’.
Johnny Carson
After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.
Helen Rowland
I’m now in my late 30s, and I’ve been thinking a lot about marriage and family. To be honest, I’ve decided to push aside thoughts of marriage and personal questions for now.
Gong Yoo
Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security, but the shackle was the price I’d pay.
Esther Williams
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
When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
Francois Rabelais
You know the fairy-tale drill, especially from the Disney versions: the heroines endure awful stuff in rites of passage that lead to a joyous resolution of, usually, marriage to a prince. ‘Into the Woods’ follows that template, then asks, ‘What happens after Happy Ever After?’
Richard Corliss
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise Hay
I have become more and more afraid about marriage and parenting. I think it’s because I am getting older. Of course, there will be a lot to learn, and I also know that the experience will help in my acting.
Gong Yoo
You can search the entire universe and not find a single being more worthy of love than you.
Gautama Buddha
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Ruth Graham
Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
Coretta Scott King
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Peter De Vries
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.
Susan B. Anthony
Every one who marries goes it blind, more or less.
Henry Adams
Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.
Frank Pittman
I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don’t spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.
Reese Witherspoon
In a successful marriage, there is no such thing as one’s way. There is only the way of both, only the bumpy, dusty, difficult, but always mutual path.
Phyllis McGinley
Sadly, marriage has become a punchline in today’s society. From referring to the wife as ‘the old ball and chain’ to nearly every poorly written sitcom that we watch, the message we’re sending to today’s generation is clear… Marriage = no fun.
Steven Crowder
The only thing wrong with marriage is that one of the persons involved is a man.
Gene Simmons
Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.
Will Ferrell
When talking about marriage, Allah says your spouses are garments for you. A garment may or may not fit perfectly-but either way, it covers imperfections, protects, and beautifies.
Yasmin Mogahed
Love is who we are without our stories.
Byron Katie
All I know is it destroyed my family, it destroyed my marriage to Sylvester and I will never get over it.
Brigitte Nielsen
When a man marries a woman, they become one-the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
Croft M. Pentz
My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.
Jack Benny
There are two things for a marriage to be good. One is to work hard on it. The other one is to marry above you. And I succeeded at both of those.
Ben Affleck
My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can’t commit myself for such a long time.
Kim Wilde
There is no limit to what the Lord can do in and with and through any individual or any married couple who surrender themselves and their resources completely to His will and His way.
Myles Munroe
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Thomas Moore
I’m not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
Cathy Freeman
Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.
Joanne Woodward
In every house of marriage there’s room for an interpreter.
Stanley Kunitz
A woman might as well propose: her husband will claim she did.
E. W. Howe
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
St. Jerome
My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.
Rodney Dangerfield
Someone once 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 but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
Gloria Steinem
… unhappiness is like marriage. We believe we chose it, but then it is choosing us. That is how it is, we can do nothing about it.
Albert Camus
The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
A. P. Herbert
the real killer was when you married the wrong person but had the right children.
Ann Beattie
The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It’s focused attention.
Rick Warren
The heart of marriage is memories.
Bill Cosby
I’m very old-fashioned. I believe that people should stay married for life, like pigeons and Catholics.
Woody Allen
In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
Theodor Reik
Things don’t change in a marriage until the spouse who is taking responsibility for a problem that is not hers decides to say or do something about it.
Henry Cloud
The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.
Paul Martin
Being married gives one one’s position like nothing else can.
Queen Victoria
Affairs are just as disillusioning as marriage, and much less restful.
Mignon McLaughlin
Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require.
Robert Foster Bennett
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving
I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married.
Lewis Grizzard
I am Roman, alas, because Horace is Roman.
Pierre Corneille
A contract for better for worse is a contract that should not be tolerated.
George Bernard Shaw
If you fear loneliness, then don’t get married.
Anton Chekhov
Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it’s a piece of humbug.
Max Frisch
I’m certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them.
James Dobson
Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.
Cyril Connolly
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Honore de Balzac
Forget not that thy marriage, thy wealth, thy life are not for sense-pleasure, are not for thy individual personal happiness.
Swami Vivekananda
Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
Barack Obama
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
C. S. Lewis
Marry…into a family that will enable your children to feel proud of both sides of the house.
Robert E. Lee
Tis Love alone can make our Fetters please.
Aphra Behn
I’ve been married fifty-five years and I’ve been home three weeks.
Bob Hope
I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.
George Washington
Even cohabitation has been corrupted – by marriage.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Rita Rudner
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
Angela Carter
Marriage was all a woman’s idea and for man’s acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.
Phyllis McGinley
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
Khalil Gibran
After marriage, every woman wants to settle down and have children. I have no regrets. I was occupied in my little world, enjoying each and every experience that came my way.
Most married couples spend the whole day apart, the woman in the house, the man in the office or study or workshop.
George Bernard Shaw
Alma: I rather suspect her of being in love with him. Martin: Her own husband? Monstrous! What a selfish woman!
Lady Randolph Churchill
I feel that heterosexual marriage is the more excellent way, and it surely is approved holy by the Holy Bible, and it holds so many more possibilities: the possibilities of having children of both the mother and father, the male and the female.
Robert H. Schuller
[Spiritual friendship] is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.
Timothy Keller
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
Thomas Love Peacock
I didn’t get ahead by sleeping with people. Girls, take heart!
Barbara Walters
Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum
The man who says his wife can’t take a joke, forgets that she took him.
Oscar Wilde
It’s a facet of the gay rights movement that people don’t think about enough. Why suddenly marriage equality? Because it wasn’t until 1981 that the court struck down Louisiana’s ‘head and master rule,’ that the husband was head and master of the house.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Get married, but never to a man who is home all day.
George Bernard Shaw
Having a great marriage isn’t rocket science. It’s simply a choice.
Kristine Carlson
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.
Mark Twain
The first bond of society is marriage.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
Queen Victoria
In our house we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage.
Michelle Obama
I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I’ve seen it destroy people.
Simon Cowell
This relationship is the vessel wherein is nurtured the life force of both individuals, whereby they create the future of the human race in body and thought.
L. Ron Hubbard
… it is a fact universally acknowledged that a husband is the most ridiculous thing on earth, except for a bachelor.
Peter De Vries
The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.
Demi Moore
I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.
Keith O’Brien
A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it
Donald M. Fraser
One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
Groucho Marx
A great poet has seldom sung of lawfully wedded happiness, but of free and secret love; and in this respect, too the time is coming when there will no longer be one standard of morality for poetry and another for life. To anyone tender of conscience, the ties formed by a free connection are stronger than the legal ones.
Ellen Key
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Ann Landers
The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
Colin Chapman
A good businessman never makes a contract unless he’s sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.
Dalton Trumbo
The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
Oscar Wilde
The best by far is to marry in one’s own rank.
Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.
Abraham Lincoln
Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
No, there are three people in a marriage, there’s the woman, there’s the man, and there’s what I call the third person, the most important, the person who is composed of the man and woman together.
Jose Saramago
Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage makes her something like a public building.
Oscar Wilde
I told my wife that I want to take a three-year break. She supported me and said, ‘Please go ahead.’ I am grateful that she supported me. For me, this romance and understanding is very important in our marriage.
R. Madhavan
I’ll always be sad that my marriage ended.
Shania Twain
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.
Richard Armour
Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.
Nicholas Sparks
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 is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
Billy Connolly
Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Billy Sunday
In countries where there is no marriage, there is no duty between husband and wife; when marriage comes, husband and wife live together on account of attachment; and that kind of living together becomes settled after generations; and when it becomes so settled, it becomes a duty.
Swami Vivekananda
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition of a marriage as between one man and one woman.
Randy Neugebauer
Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversaries.
Barbara Mertz
Why get married? For human beings, marriage is such an unnatural state. If you want monogamy, it has been said, you should marry a swan.
Quentin Crisp
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
John Steinbeck
When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.
William Shakespeare
The fundamental trouble with marriage is that it shakes a man’s confidence in himself, and so greatly diminishes his general competence and effectiveness. His habit of mind becomes that of a commander who has lost a decisive and calamitous battle. He quite trusts himself thereafter.
H. L. Mencken
They err, who say that husbands can’t be lovers.
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
There are some good marriages, but practically no delightful ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Just as man must have liberty to think and speak, so he must have liberty in food, dress, and marriage, and in every other thing, so long as he does not injure others.
Swami Vivekananda
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
At the beginning of a marriage ask yourself whether this woman will be interesting to talk to from now until old age. Everything else in marriage is transitory: most of the time is spent in conversation.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, ‘It is not good for a woman to live alone.’
Anna Held
marriages do not take root in the presence of witnesses but only in the consciousness of the persons involved.
Libbie Block
Incidents happen that mean more mail. The birth of children, obviously, a sudden religious marriage, the tragic loss of a cat – I had over 2,000 letters when my cat disappeared.
Princess Michael of Kent
Love is like Pi: natural, irrational, and very important.
Lisa Hoffman
I think husbands and wives should live in separate houses. If there’s enough money, the children should live in a third.
Cloris Leachman
For the life of me, I don’t understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
Dianne Feinstein
Ask any woman in an arranged marriage. Love is the least stressful way out.
Fay Weldon
The highest love a person can have for you is to wish for you to evolve into the best person you can be.
David Viscott
Although there are many trial marriages… there is no such thing as a trial child.
Gail Sheehy
Marriage is survived just on the basis of ordinary etiquette, day in and day out. Also cooking together helps a lot.
Jim Harrison
The horror of wedlock, the most appalling, the most loathsome of all the bonds humankind has devised for its own discomfort and degradation.
Marquis de Sade
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
Mahatma Gandhi
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh
That’s how it will be, except that in reality, both today and later, one will stand there with a palpable body and a real head, a real forehead, that is, for smiting on with one’s hand.
Franz Kafka
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage – the union between one man and one woman – has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation’s history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
Jim DeMint
In the end maybe what marriage offered was the determination of one’s burial site.
Jane Hamilton
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
Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Ambrose Bierce
A lasting marriage, they say, is one where the two reach for different sections of the Sunday paper. Me, I go right for the obituaries, just like those very elderly characters in Muriel Spark’s spooky novel, ‘Memento Mori.’
Billy Collins
I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
Paulo Coelho
There is a strong view in Nigeria, as in many other cultures, that a marriage is not complete without children. I don’t agree; I’m wary of the idea that people have to have some particular functionality in order to be full members of society.
Ayobami Adebayo
Love can be angry… with a kind of anger in which there is no gall, like the dove’s and not the ravens.
Saint Augustine
There is nothing unholy or degrading about sexuality in itself, for by that means men and women join in a process of creation and in an expression of love
Spencer W. Kimball
On her marriage breakup with Liam: I can honestly say that life is fantastic now. I’m so happy that all the mess I used to have to deal with is not my mess anymore.
Patsy Kensit
Sometimes our fights are as strong as a current, as consistent as waves and as stubborn as unmoveable rocks. Martial fights cause the same kind of erosion as powerful waves do when they hit the shore
Jennifer E. Smith
Heather knows why and when her marriage ended with Richie and she knows why my marriage ended with Charlie.
Denise Richards
I believe in tying the marriage knot, as long as it’s around the woman’s neck
W. C. Fields
If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they’d never marry.
O. Henry
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne
Marriage can be compared to a cage: birds outside it despair to enter, and birds within, to escape.
Michel de Montaigne
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
Elizabeth I
There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship, only backward.
Erica Jong
There is a time for all things – except marriage, my dear.
Thomas Chatterton
I’ve noticed that people who get married cease to be curious.
Anton Chekhov
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Martin Luther
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Soren Kierkegaard
My husband sings Baa Baa black sheep and we pretend
that all’s certain and good, that the marriage won’t end.
Anne Sexton
Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness.
Thomas S. Monson
Never marry a man who hates his mother because he’ll end up hating you.
Jill Bennett
I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.
Rob Ford
Thus Dante’s motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: “Ye who enter here leave all hope behind.
Emma Goldman
I’ve always been suspicious of TV, I’ve always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage.
Keith Richards
Marriage in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw up his job and go to work inthe brewery.
George Jean Nathan
The government shouldn’t be involved in this because it’s very simple. If you don’t believe in same-sex marriage, then don’t marry somebody of the same sex.
Wanda Sykes
Once they call you a Latin Lover, you’re in real trouble. Women expect an Oscar performance in bed.
Marcello Mastroianni
Marriage exists as an institution of exploitation, it is not togetherness. That is why no happiness comes out of it as a flowering. It cannot. Out of the roots of exploitation how can ecstasy be born?
The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.
Benjamin Franklin
I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.
Rodney Dangerfield
I am not faithful but I am attached.
Gunter Grass
My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.
Nick Jonas
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
We didn’t know that Mother had gone through a passionate love affair or that Father suffered from severe depression. Mother was preparing to break out of her marriage, Father threatening to take his own life.
Ingmar Bergman
He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fullness of perfection lies in him.
William Shakespeare
Good Nature, and Evenness of Temper, will give you an easie Companion for Life; Vertue and good Sense, an agreeable Friend; Love and Constancy, a good Wife or Husband. Where we meet one Person with all these Accomplishments, we find an Hundred without any one of them.
Joseph Addison
Anyone who watched George W. and Karl Rove while the former was governor of Texas will recognize a familiar pattern. Like much of Bush’s social policy – from faith-based social services to railing against gay marriage – women’s issues are one of the bones they’ve decided they can throw to the Christian right.
Molly Ivins
I am tearing the feathers out of the pillows,
waiting, waiting for Daddy to come home
and stuff me so full of our infected child
that I turn invisible, but married,
at last.
Anne Sexton
Real love, the Bible says, instinctively desires permanence.
Timothy Keller
I say to my children, the reason that marriage – and having children – is so important is that it stops you thinking about yourself. The way to happiness is to give yourself to others and to think of others before you think of yourself.
Terry Wogan
Why do long marriages occasionally endow their inhabitants with a rare kind of equilibrium otherwise almost unknown in human relations? My guess is that the value of the moment has at last overshadowed the long history of resentments, betrayals, and boredom.
Carolyn Heilbrun
Women want you to deceive them: they force you to, and if you resist, they blame you.
Gustave Flaubert
My friends, they get married at 15 years old. I saw them with bruises on their faces. I realized this is the real face of child marriage.
Sonita Alizadeh
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
Al Goldstein
Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.
Marilyn Monroe
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
Nadia Comaneci
The people people have for friends
Your common sense appall
But the people people marry
Are the queerest folk of all.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Time travel is only a little less confusing than wives.
Ranvir Shorey
A good marriage … is a sweet association in life: full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations.
Michel de Montaigne
There is no place love is not.
Hugh Prather
You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Robert Louis Stevenson
With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.
Snoop Dogg
It’s not easy to walk out on a marriage and two young kids, and it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do.
Bob Hoskins
Even when I was a kid, I was never interested in any of that marriage or baby stuff.
Jane Fallon
A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates’ specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favor of concerns about gay marriage or abortion.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Cling closer, closer, life to life, Cling closer, heart to heart; The time will come, my own wed Wife, When you and I must part! Let nothing break our band but Death, For in the world above ‘Tis the breaker Death that soldereth Our ring of Wedded Love.
Gerald Massey
Given the expectations of society at large, men are generally correct in their assumption that it is important for a woman to have a man. What they do not understand is how pathetically little difference it makes what man.
Gloria Steinem
Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I think marriage is all about timing.
Cate Blanchett
It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.
Jasmine Guy
Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.
Abraham Verghese
The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.
Harriet Martineau
Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven’t been able to find anybody who’ll take what I have to give.
Cass Daley
I’ve had lots of offers of marriage and from women wanting to have my kids.
Gareth Gates
So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
Ellen DeGeneres
It isn’t silence you can cut with a knife any more, it’s interchange of ideas. Intelligent discussion of practically everything is what is breaking up modern marriage.
E. B. White
Marriage is the clue to human life, but there is no marriage apart from the wheeling sun and the nodding earth, from the strayingof the planets and the magnificence of the fixed stars.
D. H. Lawrence
My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn’t when I started.
Andrew Sullivan
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin
Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people. Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union.
Harville Hendrix
This is a way to kill a wife with kindness.
William Shakespeare
Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.
Mickey Rooney
One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.
Alana Stewart
College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage.
George Gobel
Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Love does not come to those who seek it, but to those who give love. It is a binding force between souls who have nothing to give but themselves to one another.
Harold Klemp
There’s a coffin in the back of the church as the wedding is going on … Look, I’m a romantic. I like marriage…In the movies.
George Clooney
Marriage largely entails love, respect, honesty, understanding and trust between two people, which only you can create for yourself to make it last.
Riya Sen
To be unwed and female was to succumb to an illness with only one known cure: marriage.
Susan Faludi
I have a very realistic image of what marriage should be. It takes effort, but it shouldn’t be the hardest thing that you do.
Joanna Garcia
Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
Drew Barrymore
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
Laurence Sterne
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.
Sarah McLachlan
The hypocrisy and false piety of the deniers aside, the relationships of gays have no effect on heteros. Especially all the heteros who’ve done such a marvelous job of debasing marriage on their own all these many years.
John Ridley
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry
I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing.
Linda Evans
Marriage, in my culture, has nothing to do with romance. It’s a matter of logic. If Mr. and Mrs. Ahmadi like Mr. and Mrs. Nejari, then their children should get married. On the other hand, if the parents don’t like each other, but the children do, well, this is where sad poetry comes from.
Firoozeh Dumas
I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Jimmy Swaggart
More men would be treated like kings if they would only treat their wives like queens instead of servants.
Randall Wright
When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl – and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to – which you can’t deny is the penalty of marriage.
Queen Victoria
What I’ve learned about marriage: You need to have each other’s back; you have to be a kind of team going through life.
Tom Petty
A relationship is not meant to be the joining at the hip of two emotional invalids. The purpose of a relationship is not for two incomplete people to become one, but rather, for two complete people to join together for the greater glory of God.
Marianne Williamson
Not listening is probably the commonest unkindness of married life, and one that creates – more devastatingly than an eternity of forgotten birthdays and misguided Christmas gifts – an atmosphere of not loving and not caring.
Judith Viorst
When I say we’ve had an ideal marriage, I’m not just talking about physical attraction, which I can imagine can wear pretty thin if it’s all a couple has built on. We’ve had that and a whole lot more.
Betty Ford
You ask me, ‘What is the secret of remaining happy and married?’
Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into a job you like and really work at it – it can be salvaged.
Al Goldstein
Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.
James Dobson
I think it’s something that needs to be said – that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there’s nothing wrong with it.
Tia Mowry
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Robert Frost
The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.
Ann Bancroft
according to the old joke, married people are often like little boys bathing, who cry with chattering teeth to the boys on the shore, ‘Do come in, it’s so warm’ – it is not always warm.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Marriage is the wastebasket for human emotions.
Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield
I feel that whoever isn’t feeling settled in their career won’t think about their marriage.
Ram Charan
I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
Todd Akin
The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
Gerrit Smith
Bigamy is one way of avoiding the painful publicity of divorce and the expense of alimony.
Oliver Herford
Marriage is a state that is attended with so much care and trouble, that it is a kind of faulty indulgence and selfishness to livesingle, in order to avoid the difficulties it is attended with.
Samuel Richardson
I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don’t exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.
Helen Reddy
The point is to show who is the cross and who the crucified.
Max Frisch
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Honore de Balzac
There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.
CГ¦sar might have married her [Cleopatra], but he had a wife at home. There’s always something.
Will Cuppy
Marriage is a journey. It’s hills and valleys.
Eva Amurri
Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I’m in. So I’m no expert on it.
Hillary Clinton
I’d love for Samantha to continue acting after our marriage. She has worked hard to achieve her stardom. Unlike me, she had no family empire to back her career in Telugu cinema.
Naga Chaitanya
Pink Floyd is like a marriage that’s on a permanent trial separation.
Rick Wright
The most important step you have made or will make in your life is marriage. Its consequences are many, so important and so everlasting.. No other decision will have such tremendous consequences for the future.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The real essence of any marriage that has struggled, however unsuccessfully, towards happiness, lies in the growth of a wordless understanding that what is acceptable to one partner will be acceptable to the other.
Wallis Simpson
(When asked who wore the pants in his house:) I do, and I also wash and iron them.
Denis Thatcher
I think marriage is beautiful, but I have mixed feelings about it.
Ileana D’Cruz
I care nothing for all the political parties in the world except as they stand for justice.
Anna Howard Shaw
Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world.
Erica Jong
Sometimes idiosyncrasies which used to be irritating become endearing, part of the complexity of a partner who has become woven deep into our own selves.
Madeleine L’Engle
I was a Christian. I didn’t want to have sex before marriage, I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26.
Jimmy Carr
Inertia accounts for two-thirds of marriages. But love accounts for the other third.
Woody Allen
I never felt I could give up my life of freedom to become a man’s housekeeper. When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll. Had I married at twenty-one, I would have been either a drudge or a doll for fifty-five years. Think of it!
Susan B. Anthony
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Franz Schubert
Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death.
Mike Myers
Marriage is the learning of someone else’s habits.
Laurel Lea
Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.
Joseph Addison
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and therefore the state in which one is most likely to find solid happiness.
Benjamin Franklin
Wen you’re a married man, Samivel, you’ll understand a good many things as you don’t understand now; but vether it’s worth while goin’ through so much to learn so little, as the charity-boy sand ven he go to the end of the alphabet, it’s a matter of taste.
Charles Dickens
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
After 14 years, it better be a real marriage, you know? We do have a great time together. We are really lucky.
Kyra Sedgwick
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 principles of equal partnership.
Ann Landers
Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye.
P. J. O’Rourke
Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
Richard Ford
Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
Stockwell Day
A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there’s no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it’s an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
Henrik Ibsen
I believe in soul mates, in eternal love. Not eternal marriage.
Never tell. Not if you love your wife…In fact, if your old lady walks in on you deny it. Yeah. Just flat out and she’ll believe it: “I’m tellin’ ya. This chick came downstairs with a sign around her neck ‘Lay On Top Of Me Or I’ll Die.’ ” I didn’t know what I was goin’ to do.
Lenny Bruce
I found marriage somewhat stifling. I don’t know that I am the kind of man who ought to be married.
Burt Lancaster
It’s nice to be able to work; I’d love to be able to do another TV show I could do in Chicago so I could live and work in the same place. It’s hard being a parent and being in a good marriage, and it all takes a lot of work, but if you’re not there you can’t do any of it.
Joan Cusack
That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.
John Updike
We are no more content to plod along the beaten paths – and so marriage must go the way of God.
Amy Levy
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Rita Rudner
Marriage was probably the worst mistake I ever made in my life.
Tony Dorsett
It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass.
Rodney Dangerfield
What we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures.
Mignon McLaughlin
One shouldn’t be too inquisitive in life Either about God’s secrets or one’s wife.
Geoffrey Chaucer