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  A couple who spends one happy day together is blessed with a hundred days of affection.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A Jew without a wife will not find peace in this life.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Matrimony and macaroni - if they are not hot, they are not good.  
 -  Italian proverb
  

  The clever wife makes her husband an apron.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Age and marriage tame man and beast.  
 -  American proverb
  

  The only cure for love is marriage.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Marry above your match and you get a master.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  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
  

  An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.  
 -  Agatha Christie
  

  The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.  
 -  Alexandra Penney
  

  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, 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 not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.  
 -  Amy Bloom
  

  A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.  
 -  Andre Maurois
  

  To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  If I get married, I want to be very married.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

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

  Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  Marriage is an investment that pays dividends if you pay interest.  
 -  Bob Monkhouse
  

  I had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.  
 -  Bob Monkhouse
  

  The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire - soon it will go out. Before we married, we never had the chance to go out to nightclubs. We only spent our nights watching TV and chatting. Many young couples live a very exciting life when they are in love. So, when they marry, and their lives are reduced to calmness and dullness, they will feel impatient and will drink the bitter cup of a sad marriage.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does, and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.  
 -  Chanakya
  

  The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.  
 -  Cher
  

  Whatever your woman is into, you better be into. Whatever your man is into, you better be into. Your partner into church, you better be into church. Your man or woman a crackhead, you better be a crackhead. Otherwise it just won't work.  
 -  Chris Rock
  

  The trouble with wedlock is, there's not enough wed and too much lock.  
 -  Christopher Morley
  

  They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Healthy relationships are based on one thing - healthy communication, otherwise known as assertive, or to get right to the point - adult communication.  
 -  Connie Podesta
  

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.  
 -  Diana, Princess of Wales
  

  A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it.  
 -  Don Fraser
  

  Making assumptions in our relationships is really asking for problems. Often we make the assumption that our partners know what we think and that we don't have to say what we want, because they know us so well. If they don't do what we assume they should do, we feel hurt and say, 'You should have known.'  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

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

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

  I do not consider, as it is so often stated, that the great object of marriage is to produce children; marriage has higher humanitarian objects.  
 -  Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
  

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

  I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.  
 -  Elizabeth I
  

  We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.  
 -  Ellen Goodman
  

  The best way to get a husband to do anything is to suggest that he is too old to do it.  
 -  Felicity Parker
  

  Whoever thinks marriage is a 50-50 proposition doesn't know the half of it.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

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

  If 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away,' maybe a compliment a day will keep the counselor away.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

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

  I was married by a judge - I should have asked for a jury.  
 -  George Burns
  

  A married couple that plays cards together is just a fight that hasn't started yet.  
 -  George Burns
  

  First of all you've got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Women don't gamble as much as men because their total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  
 -  Germaine Greer
  

  Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

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

  It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  I don't like divorces because I think that when you make a contract, you should keep it. The marriage contract is one of the most sacred in the world.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  A man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  When you see some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.  
 -  Helen Rowland
  

  Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.  
 -  Henry Kissinger
  

  Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

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

  If 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away,' maybe a compliment a day will keep the counselor away.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

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

  I was married by a judge - I should have asked for a jury.  
 -  George Burns
  

  A married couple that plays cards together is just a fight that hasn't started yet.  
 -  George Burns
  

  First of all you've got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Women don't gamble as much as men because their total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  
 -  Germaine Greer
  

  Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

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

  It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  I don't like divorces because I think that when you make a contract, you should keep it. The marriage contract is one of the most sacred in the world.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  A man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  When you see some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.  
 -  Helen Rowland
  

  Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.  
 -  Henry Kissinger
  

  Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

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

  We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.  
 -  Jacques Maritain
  

  Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.  
 -  Jill Bennett
  

  Marriage should be a duet. When one sings, the other claps.  
 -  Joe Murray
  

  Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  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 takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.  
 -  John Stevenson
  

  Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  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
  

  Never try to make your wife or husband over. These attempts are always foolish and tend to destroy the pride and self esteem of the other. Moreover, it arouses a spirit of resentment that proves fatal to the marriage bond. Cease trying to make the other a second edition of yourself.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

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

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

  Marriage is like vitamins: we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements.  
 -  Kathy Mohnke
  

  It's better to have a good divorce than a bad marriage.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.  
 -  Leo Tolstoy
  

  Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  I don't think I'll get married again. I'll just find a woman I don't like and give her a house.  
 -  Lewis Grizzard
  

  Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.  
 -  Madame De Rieux
  

  Marriage is a fine institution - but I'm not ready for an institution.  
 -  Mae West
  

  If the wife has to prove her loyalty and undivided devotion to her husband, so has the husband to prove his allegiance and devotion to his wife. You cannot have one set of weights and measures for the one and a different one for the other.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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
  

  A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.  
 -  Mary Ann Evans
  

  You can improve any relationship using the Law of Attraction and here's why: If you are attracting it (negative aspects of a relationship) then you've been sending out a vibration that matched it. You may be thinking, 'I didn't put it out there that I wanted negativity between my spouse and I or that I have to work with a rude boss every day!' Well, actually you did even without knowing it! Remember, the Law of Attraction is working all the time.  
 -  Michael Losier
  

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

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

  There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.  
 -  Mortimer Adler
  

  I married beneath me, all women do.  
 -  Nancy Astor
  

  The purpose of relationships is not to have another complete you. But to have another with whom to share your completeness.  
 -  Neale Donald Walsch
  

  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
  

  All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, appreciated a little.  
 -  Oliver Goldsmith
  

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

  If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.  
 -  Ovid
  

  I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors, we make pictures - and that's about all we have in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with the neighbourhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends - and not impose one upon the other.  
 -  Paul Newman
  

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

  Tolerance is the one essential ingredient... You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.  
 -  Prince Philip, word of advice for a successful marriage
  

  You don't marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as the result of being married to you.  
 -  Richard Needham
  

  And in a marriage you can't try and be married. You're married or you're not married.  
 -  Ringo Starr
  

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

  Seeking women's approval gives women the power to set the tone of the relationship. Nice Guys constantly report that their own moods are often tied to the moods of their partner. If she is happy and doing OK, so is he. If she is angry, depressed, or stressed, he will feel anxious until she feels better. This connection runs so deep that many Nice Guys have told me that they feel guilty if they are in a good mood when their partner is not.  
 -  Robert A. Glover
  

  Another ingredient in a happy marriage: Budget the luxuries first!  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.  
 -  Robert C. Dodds
  

  It is a splendid thing to think that the woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the mask of years, if you really love her, you will always see the face you love and won. And a woman who really loves a man does not see that he grows old; he is not decrepit to her; she always sees the same gallant gentleman who won her hand and heart.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Getting married is easy. Staying married is more difficult. Staying happily married for a lifetime should rank among the fine arts.  
 -  Roberta Flack
  

  Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.  
 -  Rod Stewart
  

  There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it. The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  You may marry the man of your dreams, but fourteen years later, you're married to a couch that burps.  
 -  Roseanne Barr
  

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

  The triumph of hope over experience.  
 -  Samuel Johnson, on second marriages
  

  It's the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it's the little differences that make them interesting.  
 -  Todd Ruthman
  

  My wife said, 'Take me in your arms and whisper something soft and sweet.' I said, Chocolate fudge.  
 -  Tommy Cooper
  

  Most people spend more time planning their summer vacations and their wedings than they do planning their lives and their marriages. Most people major in minor things.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

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

  A good marriage is like an incredible retirement fund. You put everything you have into it during your productive life, and over the years it turns from silver to gold to platinum.  
 -  Willard Scott
  

  The greatest of all arts is the art of living together.  
 -  William Lyon Phelps
  

  I found out that when you get married the man becomes the head of the house. And the woman becomes the neck, and she turns the head any way she wants to.  
 -  Yakov Smirnoff
  

  Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

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

  A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.  
 -  Zsa Zsa Gabor