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Marriage quotes (71)

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief.
Francis Bacon   Category: Marriage

If you would marry suitably marry your equal.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Marriage

So geographers in Afric Marriages With savage pictures fill their gaps And oer unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Marriage

Courtship is to marriage as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
William Congreve   Category: Marriage

There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love.
de Finod   Category: Marriage

Theres only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is Ill get married again.
Clint Eastwood   Category: Marriage

I married beneath me. All women do.
Lady Nancy Astor   Category: Marriage

The Marriage appears to us more real than the land.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Marriage

For it is mutual trust even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe.... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Marriage

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert   Category: Marriage

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship steady.
Charles Lamb   Category: Marriage

Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
Spencer   Category: Marriage

A man marries to have a home but also because he doesnt want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Marriage

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothingand then they marry him.
Cher   Category: Marriage

Love is like pi natural irrational and VERY important.
Lisa Hoffman   Category: Marriage

If variety is the spice of life marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.
Johnny Carson   Category: Marriage

Compromise if not the spice of life is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
Phyllis McGinley   Category: Marriage

Harpo she's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one.
Oscar Levant   Category: Marriage

We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately we were married for four and a half years.
Nick Faldo   Category: Marriage

I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Marriage

I think therefore Im single.
Liz Winston   Category: Marriage

Remember it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Marriage

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
Robert Burton   Category: Marriage

This is my rule of married life: its better to be happy than to be right.
Unknown   Category: Marriage

A woman may be married by four qualifications: one on account of her money; another on account of the nobility of her pedigree; another on account of her beauty; the fourth on account of her virtue. Therefore look out for a woman that hath virtue: but if you do it from any other consideration your hands be rubbed in dirt.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Marriage

The only time a woman can really succeed in changing a man is when he is a baby.
Natalie Wood   Category: Marriage

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one go ahead get married.
Katharine Hepburn   Category: Marriage

When a marriage works nothing on earth can take its place.
Helen Gahagan Douglas   Category: Marriage

Ah Mozart! He was happily married - but his wife wasnt.
Victor Borge   Category: Marriage

Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Marriage

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
Simone Signoret   Category: Marriage

Mans best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Euripides   Category: Marriage

Hasty marriage seldom proveth well.
William Shakespeare   Category: Marriage

Hail wedded love mysterious law true source Of human offspring sole propriety In Paradise of all things common else....
John Milton   Category: Marriage

Matrimony - the high sea for which no compass has yet Been invented.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Marriage

Marriage is like a three-speed gearbox affection friendship love. It is not advisable to crash your gears and go right through to love straightaway. You need to ease your way through. The basis of love is respect and that needs to be learned from affection and friendship.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Marriage

It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Every woman should marry and no man
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Marriage

To make a happy fire-side clime To weans and wife Thats the true pathos and sublime Of human life.
Robert Burns   Category: Marriage

The Marriage is not the territory.
Alfred Korzybsky   Category: Marriage

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Joey Adams   Category: Marriage

So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it and sometimes three.
Alexandre Dumas   Category: Marriage

One advantage of marriage is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until you fall in again.
Judith Viorst   Category: Marriage

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late.
Max Kauffman   Category: Marriage

If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right we lose an unhappy marriage as well and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered what a lovely adventure begins hurricanes and all!
Richard David Bach   Category: Marriage

I chose my wife as she did her wedding gown not for a fine glossy surface but such qualities as would wear well.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Marriage

It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
   Category: Marriage

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.
Madame de Rieux   Category: Marriage

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
The Bible   Category: Marriage

Marriage resembles a pair of shears so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions yet always punishing any one who comes between them.
Sydney Smith   Category: Marriage

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner   Category: Marriage

Here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at rest and so am I.
John Dryden   Category: Marriage

Marry in haste repent in leisure.
Frederick Tilney   Category: Marriage

No great marketing decisions have ever been made on quantitative data.
John Scully   Category: Marriage

Marriage is the best state for man in general; and everyman is a worse man in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Marriage

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Marriage

Marriage is a romance in which the heroine dies in the first chapter.
Cecilia Egan   Category: Marriage

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Marriage

INCOMPATIBILITY n. In matrimony a similarity of tastes particularly the taste for domination. Incompatibility may however consist of a meek-eyed matron living just around the corner. It has even been known to wear a moustache.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Marriage

Wedlock indeed hath oft compared been To public feasts where meet a public rout Where they that are without would fain go in And they that are within would fain go out.
Sir John Davies   Category: Marriage

Marriage may be compared to a cage: the birds outside frantic to get in and those inside frantic to get out.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Marriage

After marriage husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can not face each other yet still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi   Category: Marriage

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly   Category: Marriage

A man who marries a woman to educate her falls into the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Marriage

I know nothing about sex because I was always married.
Zsa Zsa Gabor   Category: Marriage

Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
Alexis Dupuy   Category: Marriage

A persons character is but half formed until after wedlock.
Charles Simmons   Category: Marriage

Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum   Category: Marriage

Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Marriage

Most married couples even though they love each other very much in theory tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies the result being that they get on each others nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting match
Dave Barry   Category: Marriage

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar a practice which is still continued.
Helen Rowland   Category: Marriage

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
Andre Maurois   Category: Marriage