350 Funny, Sad and Romantic Marriage Quotes

Best Marriage Quotes and Sayings

Marriage is one in a lifetime moment for most of us. It is the eternal bond that witnesses the knot between you and your cherished one. It is wise and important that you make this day special and to make this happen. Marriage quotes are one of the ways. We have compiled 350 marriage quotes ranging to funny, sad and romantic marriage quotes.

350 Funny, Sad and Romantic Marriage Quotes

  1. A girl can’t analyze marriage, and a woman… daren’t. Lady Troubridge

  2. A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it. Unknown Author

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

  4. A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky. Rainer Maria Rilke

  5. A good marriage would be between a blind date and a deaf husband. Michel de Montaigne

  6. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. Joseph Addison

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  7. A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. Andre Maurois

  8. A happy marriage is still the greatest treasure within the gift of fortune. Eden Phillpotts

  9. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth. George Bernard Shaw

  10. A man has no business to marry a woman who can’t make him misreable. It means she can’t make him happy. Unknown Author

  11. A man in love is incomplete until he has married; then he’s finished. Zsa Zsa Gabor

  12. 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

  13. A man ought not to marry without having studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman. Honore de Balzac

  14. A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him. Elbert Hubbard

  15. A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconcieveable as a nation without crises. Andre Maurois

  16. A newly married couple said, “What shall we do to make our love endure?” Said the Master, “Love other things together”…. Anthony de Mello

  17. A real marriage bears no resemblance to… marriages of interest or ambition. It is two lovers who live together. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

  18. 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

  19. A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness, it is based on sensible reticence. Morris L. Ernst

  20. A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt everyday. André Maurois

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

  22. A wife is one who stands by a man in all the trouble he wouldn’t have had if he hadn’t married her. Unknown Author

  23. A woman whose dresses are made in Paris and whose marriage has been made in heaven might be equally biased for and against free imports. Saki

  24. A woman, even when married to a cad, Ought to be deferential, not a squabbler. Euripides

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  25. Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage. Henry Adams

  26. Advice to long-married man on sex; tink of your mistress. Honore de Balzac

  27. After a few years of marriage a man and his wife are apt to be, if nothing else, at least the sort of enemies who respect each other. Don Marquis

  28. All marriages are mixed marriages. Chantal Saperstein

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

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  30. Among all the forms of absurd courage, the courage of girls is outstanding. Otherwise there would be fewer marriages… Colette

  31. And sure all marriage in repentance ends. John Dryden

  32. As our marriage brings new meaning to love, so our love brings new meaning to life. Unknown Author

  33. As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. Socrates

  34. As we marry, we face the future secure in our faith in God and in our love for each other. Unknown Author

  35. Bachelors know more about women than married men. If they didn’t they would be married too. H. L. Mencken

  36. Be not hasty to marry. It’s better to have one plow going than two cradles, and more profit to have a barn filled than a bed. Thomas Fuller

  37. Being married means I can [break wind] and eat ice cream in bed. Brad Pitt

  38. Better be half hang’d than ill-wed. John Ray

  39. Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. William Penn

  40. Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same. Unknown Author

  41. Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: the one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it. Mark Twain

  42. Bourgeois marriage has put our country into slippers and will soon lead it to the gates of death. Albert Camus

  43. By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates

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

  45. Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye. Thomas Fuller

  46. Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man. Joseph Joubert

  47. Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things. Heraclitus

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  48. Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. William Congreve

  49. Divorce is marriage carried on by other means, with a bond of hostility replacing the erotic bond. Psychiatrist to Brenda Maddox

  50. Do not marry a man to reform him. That is what reform schools are for. Unknown Author

  51. Do you think your mother and I should have lived so comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? John Gay

  52. Even if a man was delightful, no woman would marry him if she knew what he was like. E. F. Benson

  53. Even the God of Calvin never judged anyone as harshly as married couples judged each other. Wilfred Sheed

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  54. Every woman should marry, and no man. Benjamin Disraeli

  55. For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone. Edgar Watson Howe

  56. Friendship is the marriage of the soul and this marriage is liable to divorce. Mark Twain

  57. Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgiveable. John D. MacDonald

  58. Girls marry for “love”. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties. Ashley Montagu

  59. God help the man who won’t marry until he finds a perfect woman, and God help him still more if he finds her. Benjamin Tillett

  60. He that has luck leads the bride to church. Dutch proverb

  61. How else do you get on in this world except by marrying well. Nigel Dempster

  62. 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 Esther Beecher

  63. How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. Oscar Wilde

  64. How to be happy though married. Rev. E. J. Hardy

  65. Husbands who have courage to be tender enjoy marriages that mellow through the years. Brendan Francis

  66. I am glad I am not a man, for if I were I should be obliged to marry a woman. Mme de Stael

  67. I believe in the institution of marriage and I intend to keep trying until I get it right. Richard Pryor

  68. I can think of nothing marriage could give me, but I can think of many things it could take away from me. George Jean Nathan

  69. I do not think marriage is the product of love. John Lennon

  70. I guess the only way to stop divorce is to stop marriage. Will Rogers

  71. I guess walking slow getting married is because it gives you time to maybe change your mind. Virginia Hudson

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  72. I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man. Benjamin Disraeli

  73. 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

  74. I have often noticed that in married households, the champagne is rarely of first-rate brand. Oscar Wilde

  75. I know nothing about sex, because I was always married. Zsa Zsa Gabor

  76. I know you’ve been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive. Johnny Carson

  77. I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Rita Rudner

  78. I love to be envied, and would not marry a wife that I alone could love; love alone is as dull as eating alone. William Wycherley

  79. I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up. Barbara Bush

  80. I see no marriages which sooner fail than those contracted on account of beauty and amorous desire. Michel de Montaigne

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

  82. I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more. Candice Bergen

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  83. I wanted to marry her when I saw the moonlight shining on the barrel of her father’s shitgun. Eddie Albert – Oklahoma (film)

  84. I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. Groucho Marx

  85. I was married for nine years. Eight of those years were very passionate. But… well, passion’s a mild word for it, really. It’s… well, it was more like war. Alan Bates – An Unmarried Woman (film)

  86. I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life. Richard Crashaw

  87. If a man cannot distinguish the difference between the pleasures of two consecutive nights, he has married too early. Honore de Balzac

  88. If a mistaken marriage can be purgatory, mistaken celibacy is hell. R. H. Benson

  89. If marriage is your object, you’d better start loving your subject. Unknown Author

  90. If there is any realistic deterrent to marriage, it’s the fact that you can’t afford divorce. Jack Nicholson

  91. If we men married the women we deserve, we should have a very bad time of it. Oscar Wilde

  92. If you are afraid of loneliness, don’t marry. Anton Chekhov

  93. If you marry, you will regret it; if you do not marry, you will also regret it. Soren Kierkegaard

  94. If you want to read about love and marriage you’ve got to buy two separate books. Alan King

  95. In a successful marriage there’s 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

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  96. In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums. Douglas Jerrold

  97. In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. Rita Rudner

  98. In Hollywood all marriages are happy. It’s trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems. Shelley Winters

  99. In marriage being the right person is as important as finding the right person. Wilbert Donald Gough

  100. In marriage you are chained, it is an obligation; living with someone is a mutual agreement that is renegotiated and re-endorsed every day. Brigitte Bardot

  101. In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being. Robert Louis Stevenson

  102. In married life three is company and two is none. Oscar Wilde

  103. In matrimony to hesitate is sometimes to be saved. Samuel Butler

  104. In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice which is still continued. Helen Rowland

  105. Intimacy is what makes a marriage not a ceremony not a piece of paper from the state. Kathleen Norris

  106. Is it better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. Unknown Author

  107. It doesn’t much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find out next morning that it was someone else. Samuel Rogers

  108. It goes far towards reconciling me to being a woman when I reflect I am thus in no danger of marrying one. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

  109. It is a matter of life and death for married people to interrupt each other’s stories, for if they did not, they would burst. Logan Pearsall Smith

  110. It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can. George Bernard Shaw

  111. It is absurd to say that a man cannot love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music. Honore de Balzac

  112. It is commonly a weak man who marries for love. Samuel Johnson

  113. It is hardly possible to estimate how many marriages fail to prosper or are actually runied because the man lacks any inkling of the art of love. Count Hermann

  114. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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  115. It is not marriage that fails, it is people that fail. All that marriage does is show people up. Harry Emerson Fosdick

  116. It is not uncommon for slight acquaintances to get married, but a couple really have to know each other to get divorced. Unknown Author

  117. It is one of the boldest actions of a man’s life to marry. Whoever passes that rubicon has need of the fortune of Caesar to make him happy. Sir George Etherege

  118. 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

  119. It marriage happens as with cages the birds without despair to get in and those within despair to getting out. D. A. Battista

  120. It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss, volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. George Santayana

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  121. It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make ita failure. Herbert Samuel

  122. It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano. Arthur Rubinstein

  123. It was so cold I almost got married. Shelley Winters

  124. It’s a mistake to suppose that it is absolutely necessary to give up being in love directly you are married. Frank Richardson

  125. It’s a toss-up between marriage and divorce. They’re both right and wrong now and then, but mostly right. Matt Goodwin

  126. I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book. Gloria Swanson

  127. 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

  128. Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage and half-shut afterwards. Benjamin Franklin

  129. Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments: love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds. William Shakespeare

  130. Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. Plautus

  131. Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. George Eliot

  132. Loneliness… the married man’s meat, the single man’s poison. Oliver Herford

  133. Love is a sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock. Jewish proverb

  134. Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  135. Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage. Dr. Karl Bowman

  136. Love is blind, and marriage is a real eye-opener. Unknown Author

  137. Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love. Ellen Key

  138. Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. Boris Pasternak

  139. Love making is radical, while marriage is conservative. Eric Hoffer

  140. Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them. Euripides

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

  142. Love, for too many men in our time, consists of sleeping with a seductive woman, one who is properly endowed with the right distribution of curves and conveniences and one upon whom a permanent lien has been acquired through the institution of marriage. Ashley Montagu

  143. Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest. Helen Rowland

  144. Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. Ambrose Bierce

  145. Man is lyrical, woman epic, marriage dramatic. Novalis

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

  147. Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. Zig Ziglar

  148. Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. Vicki Baum

  149. Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. Samuel Johnson

  150. Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery. Erma Bombeck

  151. Marriage is a covered dish. Swiss proverb

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  152. Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. Charles Caleb Colton

  153. Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention. Ian Hay

  154. Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as represented in the advertising. Edgar Watson Howe

  155. Marriage is a great institution but I’m not ready for an institution yet. Mae West

  156. Marriage is a lot like the army; everyone complains, but you’d be surprised at the large number that re-enlist. James Garner

  157. Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. Virginie des Rieux

  158. Marriage is a lottery, but you can’t tear up your ticket if you lose. F. M. Knowles

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  159. Marriage is a mistake every man should make. George Jessel

  160. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspire the other, and brings fruition to both of you. Millicent Carey McIntosh

  161. Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter. Unknown Author

  162. Marriage is a step so grave and decisive that it attracts light-headed, variable men by its very awfulness. Robert Louis Stevenson

  163. Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate. Oscar Levant

  164. Marriage is a wonderful invention; then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. Billy Connolly

  165. Marriage is an adventure like going to war. Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  166. Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul. Thomas Moore

  167. Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a particular brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw up is job and go to work in the brewery. George Jean Nathan

  168. Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. Bertrand Russell

  169. Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her, or she’ll take it anyway. Joey Adams

  170. Marriage is hardly a thing that one can do now and then… except in America. Oscar Wilde

  171. Marriage is just legalized prostitution. Any man who says he hasn’t paid for sex, has never been married! Jessica Wood

  172. Marriage is like a dull meal, with the dessert at the beginning. Jose Ferrer – Moulin Rouge (film)

  173. Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is in eternity. Kahlil Gibran

  174. Marriage is like life in this, that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses. Robert Louis Stevenson

  175. Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes. J.B. Priestley

  176. Marriage is like signing a -page contract without knowing whats in it. Kenneth Hartley Blanchard

  177. Marriage is like vitamins we supplement each others minimum daily requirements. Kathy Mohnke

  178. Marriage is love personified. Phoenix Flame

  179. Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed. Hoshang N. Akhtar

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  180. Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one. Joseph Campbell

  181. Marriage is not all bed and breakfast. R. Coulson

  182. Marriage is not harmed by seducers but by cowardly husbands. Soren Kierkegaard

  183. Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day and remembering to carry out the trash. Dr. Joyce Brothers

  184. Marriage is one of the few institutions that allow a man to do as his wife pleases. Milton Berle

  185. Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. Joseph Barth

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

  187. Marriage is the meal where soup is better than the dessert. Austin O’Malley

  188. Marriage is the most natural state of man, and…the state in which you will find solid happiness. Benjamin Franklin

  189. Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly. Voltaire

  190. Marriage is the only evil that men pray for. Greek proverb

  191. Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought. Emerson

  192. Marriage is the price men pay for sex; sex is the price women pay for marriage. Unknown Author

  193. Marriage is the result of the longing for the deep, deep bliss of the double bed after the hurly burly of the chaise-longue. Mrs Patrick Campbell

  194. Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three. Washington Irving

  195. Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. Unknown Author

  196. Marriage is the wastepaper basket of the emotions. Leon Botstein

  197. Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. Lao Tzu

  198. Marriage is traditionally the destiny offered to women by society. Most women are married or have been, or plan to be or suffer from not being. Simone de Beauvoir

  199. Marriage is two people agreeing to tell the same lie. Karen Durbin

  200. Marriage love honor and negotiate. Joe Moore

  201. Marriage marks the end of many short follies – being one long stupidity. Unknown Author

  202. Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict. Paxton Blair

  203. Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. George Eliot

  204. Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything familiarity. Honore de Balzac

  205. 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. Syndey Smith

  206. Marriage should be a duet — when one sings the other claps. Joe Murray

  207. Marriage to many people appears to be nothing but a necessary preliminary step towards being divorced. Mr Justice Darling

  208. Marriage was all a woman’s idea, and for man’s acceptance of the pretty yoke it becomes us to be grateful. Phyllis McGinley

  209. Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of battle. Edmond About

  210. Marriage, to tell the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil. Menander

  211. Marriage. Its like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. Andrew Schneider

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

  213. Marriage: a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves – making in all two. Ambrose Bierce

  214. Marriage; a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose. Beverley Nichols

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  215. Marriage; the conventional ending of a love affair. A lonesome state. Oliver Herford

  216. Marriage… the log of pleasure, the luggage of life. Earl of Rochester

  217. Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth. John Lyly

  218. Married and unmarried women waste a lot of time feeling sorry for each other. Myrtle Reed

  219. Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. Chinese Proverb

  220. Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature. Aeschylus

  221. Married men make very poor husbands. Frank Crowninshield

  222. Married women are kept women and they are beginning to find out. Logan Pearsall Smith

  223. Marry a person you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other…. Unknown Author

  224. Marry a stupid woman, it will stop you looking stupid yourself. Moliere

  225. Marry, and with luck, it may go well, But when a marriage fails, then those that marry live at home in hell. Euripides

  226. Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house. Jean Kerr

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

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  228. Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich: alas! You only lose what little stock you had before. William Wycherley

  229. Men are always doomed to be duped, not so much by the arts of the [other] sex as by their own imaginations. They are always wooing goddesses and marrying mere mortals. Washington Irving

  230. Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. William Shakespeare

  231. Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde

  232. Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning. Alexis Dupey

  233. More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed. Thomas Fuller

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

  235. 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. Syndey Smith

  236. Marriage should be a duet — when one sings the other claps. Joe Murray

  237. Marriage to many people appears to be nothing but a necessary preliminary step towards being divorced. Mr Justice Darling

  238. Marriage was all a woman’s idea, and for man’s acceptance of the pretty yoke it becomes us to be grateful. Phyllis McGinley

  239. Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of battle. Edmond About

  240. Marriage, to tell the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil. Menander

  241. Marriage. Its like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. Andrew Schneider

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

  243. Marriage: a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves – making in all two. Ambrose Bierce

  244. Marriage; a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose. Beverley Nichols

  245. Marriage; the conventional ending of a love affair. A lonesome state. Oliver Herford

  246. Marriage… the log of pleasure, the luggage of life. Earl of Rochester

  247. Most married couples conduct themselves as if each party were afraid that the other one could see that it was the weaker. Alfred Adler

  248. My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. Winston Churchill

  249. Nearly all marriages are mysterious, and the two-thirds of marriages that are stable are, usually, the most mysterious. Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

  250. Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly both partners might have found more suitable mates. But the real soul mate is the one you are actually married to. Unknown Author

  251. Never confuse “I love you” with “I want to marry you.” Le Roy King

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  252. Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely. William Penn

  253. Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain. Euripides

  254. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love, a little now ad then. Jane Austen

  255. No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying. Unknown Author

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  256. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. Mark Twain

  257. Not all women give most of their waking thoughts to the problem of pleasing men. Some are married. Emma Lee

  258. Nothing is more distasteful to me than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a new-married couple. Charles Lamb

  259. Of course a platonic relationship is possible, but only between husband and wife. Ladies Home Journal

  260. Of course married life is merely a habit, a bad habit. But then one regrets the loss of even one’s worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one’s personality. Oscar Wilde

  261. Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring. Colley Cibber

  262. On marriage Look for a sweet person. Forget rich. Estee Lauder

  263. One advantage of marriage it seems to me is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until maybe you fall in love again. Judith Viorst

  264. One should always be in love. That is the reason why one should never marry. Oscar Wilde

  265. One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. Honore de Balzac

  266. Only a marriage with partners strong enough to risk divorce is strong enough to avoid it. Carolyn Heilbrun

  267. Only the strong of heart can be well married, since they do not turn to marriage to supply what no other human being can ever get from another, a sure sense of the fortress within himself. Max Lerner

  268. Our friendship has blossomed to Love and Marriage. Unknown Author

  269. 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

  270. Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows, marriage does. Groucho Marx

  271. Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring to one another. Ovid

  272. Remember, it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman. William Thackeray

  273. 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 

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  274. She had become so dully habituated to married life that in her full matronliness she was as sexless as an anaemic nun. Sinclair Lewis

  275. Sir, it is a very foolish resolution not to marry a pretty woman. Beauty is of itself very estimable. Samuel Johnson

  276. Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to Heaven above that I love the man I marry. Rose Stokes

  277. Strange to say what delights we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition. Samuel Pepys

  278. Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate but through being the right mate. Barnett Brickner

  279. The bachelor is a peacock, the engaged man a lion and the married man a jackass. German proverb

  280. The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  281. The best part of married life is the fights, the rest is merely so-so. Thornton Wilder

  282. The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly. Peter DeVries

  283. The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it – and sometimes three. Alexander Dumas

  284. The complaints which anyone voices against his mate indicate exactly the qualities which stimulated attraction before marriage. Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs

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

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  286. The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. Cyril Connolly

  287. The fact that one is married by no means proves that one is a mature person. Clara Thompson

  288. The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. Harold Nicolson

  289. The great thing about marriage is that it enables one to be alone without feeling loneliness. Gerald Brenan

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  290. The happiness of a married man depends on the woman he has not married. Oscar Wilde

  291. The honeymoon is over when he phones to say he’ll be late for supper and she’s already left a note that it’s in the refrigerator. Bill Lawrence

  292. The key to a healthy marriage is to keep your eyes wide open before you wed and half-closed thereafter. Benjamin Franklin

  293. 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

  294. The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the compleatest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life. Richard Steele

  295. The men that women marry, And why they marry them, will always be, A marvel and a mystery to the world. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  296. The only real argument for marriage is that it remains the best method for getting acquainted. Heywood Broun

  297. The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding. Oscar Wilde

  298. The real drawback to marriage is that it makes one unselfish. And unselfish people are colourless. Oscar Wilde

  299. The reason that husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong to different sexes. Dorothy Dix

  300. The reasons why so few marriages are happy, is, because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages. Jonathan Swift

  301. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. Henny Youngman

  302. 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

  303. The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults. Peter De Vries

  304. The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

  305. The world is a wedding. Yiddish proverb

  306. There are six requisites in every happy marriage; the first is Faith and the other five are confidence. Elbert Hubbard

  307. There are some good marriages, but no dfelightful ones. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

  308. There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring… The wedding ring… and the suffering. Trevor Rook

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  309. There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company that a good marriage. Martin Luther King

  310. 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

  311. There is one thing worse than an absolutely loveless marriage. A marriage in which there is love, but on one side only. Oscar Wilde

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  312. There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy earning. Ed Howe

  313. There isn’t a wife in the world who has not taken the exact measure of her husband, weighed him and settled him in her own mind, and knows him as well as if she had ordered him after designs and specifications of her own. Charles Dudley Warner

  314. There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages. François de la Rochefoucauld

  315. There’s one consolation about matrimony. When you look around you can always see somebody who did worse. Warren H. Goldsmith

  316. Theres only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again. Clint Eastwood

  317. They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. Alexander Pope

  318. They gave each other a smile with a future in it. Ring Lardner

  319. This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with and forever love. Unknown Author

  320. Those marriages generally abound most with love and constancy that are preceded by a long courtship. The passion should strike root and gather strength before marriage should be grafted on it. Joseph Addison

  321. Times are changed with him who marries; there are no more by-path meadows, where you may innocently linger, but the road lies long and straight and dusty to the grave. Robert Louis Stevenson

  322. Tis said that marriages are made above, It may be so, some few, perhaps, for love, But from the smell of sulphur I should say, They must be making matches here all day. Benjamin Jowett

  323. To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up. Ogden Nash

  324. To marry a woman you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first. Alfred Capus

  325. Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. Joshua Liebman

  326. 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

  327. Two dollars will buy all the happiness or all the misery in the world. At least that used to be the price of the marriage license. Eddie Cantor

  328. Two souls with but a single thought, Two heart that beat as one. Franz Joseph von Munch-Bellinghausen

  329. Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder. Jonathan Swift

  330. Wayne Garth; marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries. Waynes World

  331. We study each other three weeks, we love each other three months, we squabble three years, we tolerate each otgher thirty years, and then the children start all over again. Hippolyte Taine

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  332. Wedding; a necessary formality before securing a divorce. Oliver Herford

  333. Weddings make a lot of people sad, But if you’re not the groom, they’re not so bad. Gus Kahn

  334. Well-married, a man is winged: ill-matched, he is shackled. Harriet Ward Beecher

  335. What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. George Levinger

  336. What God hath joined together, no man shall ever put asunder: God will take care of that. George Bernard Shaw

  337. What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please. Ovid

  338. When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. Oscar Wilde

  339. When marrying, one should ask oneself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this woman into your old age? Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  340. 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

  341. When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. Joseph Campbell

  342. When you meet someone who can cook and do housework don’t hesitate a minute, marry him. Unknown Author

  343. When you’re bored with yourself marry, and be bored with someeone else. David Pryce-Jones

  344. Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife. Shelley Winters

  345. Where there is marriage without love, There will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin

  346. Who are happy in marriage? Those with so little imagination that they cannot picture a better state, and those so shrewd that they prefer quiet slavery to a hopeless rebellion. H. L. Mencken

  347. Who marrieth for love without money hath good nights and sorry days. John Ray

  348. Woe to the house where the hen crows and the rooster keeps still. Spanish Proverb

  349. Women, deceived by men, want to marry them; it is a kind of revenge as good as any other. Philip de Remi

  350. Women; one half of the human race at least, care fifty times more for a marriage than for a ministry. Walter Bagehot

  351. You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife? Benjamin Franklin

  352. You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without. Unknown Author

  353. You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony. John Barrymore

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