Marriage

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
- Franz Schubert
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
- Winston Churchill
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
- Martin Luther
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne
Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde
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
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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
If I get married, I want to be very married.
- Audrey Hepburn
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
- Honore de Balzac
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin
My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.
- Carnie Wilson
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
- Bill Cosby
One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
- Judith Viorst
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn
All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
- Sacha Guitry
Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
- Andre Maurois
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne
A good husband makes a good wife.
- John Florio
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
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
- Andre Maurois
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
- Ambrose Bierce
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
- Jackie Kennedy
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
- Katharine Hepburn
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
- Samuel Johnson
There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.
- Princess Diana
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
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
- Honore de Balzac
A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
- Eddie Cantor
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
- Edwin Louis Cole
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
- Jane Austen
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly
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
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere
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
A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland
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