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Marriage

I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.
-Benjamin Disraeli
Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning. -Alexis
Dupuy
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
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the
independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation
reciprocal. -Louis K. Anspacher
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and
enmity of three. -Washington Irving
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious.
Both are disappointed. -Oscar Wilde
Well-married, a man is winged: ill-matched, he is shackled. -Henry
Ward Beecher
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character. -Peter DeVries
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
-André Maurois
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. -Joseph Barth
I guess the only way to stop divorce is to stop marriage. -Will Rogers
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a
failure. -Herbert Samuel
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds-they mature slowly.
-Peter De Vries
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without
marriage. -Benjamin Franklin
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
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by
right of nature. -Aeschylus
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and
old men's nurses. -Francis Bacon
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
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
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
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each
other but to unity in a relationship. -Joseph Campbell
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
Wasn't marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and
somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded?
Wasn't it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life
itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars;
of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and
ugliness and beauty and hurt? -Edna Ferber
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
-Benjamin Franklin
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
-Benjamin Franklin
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye. -Thomas Fuller
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed. -Thomas Fuller
A man in love is incomplete until he has married- then he's finished.
-Zsa Zsa Gabor
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
For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a
hundred when alone. -Edgar Watson Howe
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
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
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
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship,
communion or company than a good marriage. -Martin Luther
Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.
-Langdon Mitchell
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
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
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good
marriage is based on the talent for friendship. -Friedrich Nietzsche
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 Nietzsche
What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them
when they please. -Ovid
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority
is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. -William Penn
Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely.
-William Penn
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 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
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
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
Woe to the house where the hen crows and the rooster keeps still.
-Spanish Proverb
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
Loves 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
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
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious.
Both are disappointed. -Oscar Wilde
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