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The Best Quotes About Marriage

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A list of the best marriage quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous marriage quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic marriage quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. Barbara De Angelis

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    Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. W. H. Auden

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    Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. Joyce Brothers

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    In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. Enid Bagnold

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    Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. Jane Austen

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    The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make -- not just on your wedding day, but over and over again -- and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. Barbara De Angelis

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    To marry unequally is to suffer equally. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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    It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Jane Austen

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    As a general thing, when the woman wears the pants in the family, she has a good right to them. Josh Billings

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    When a match has equal partners then I fear not. Aeschylus

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

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    A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. Honoré de Balzac

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    Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles. Henry Ward Beecher

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    A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. Joseph Addison

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    Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Francis Bacon

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

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    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

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    When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into -- matrimony. George Farquhar

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    Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. John Lennon

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    I'd marry again if I found a man who had 15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he'd be dead within a year. Bette Davis

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    Marriage. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. Ambrose Bierce

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    Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. -- Genesis 2:24

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    Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination. Ambrose Bierce

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    Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. -- 1 Peter 3:7

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    Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord.

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    For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. -- Matthew 22:30

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    It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. Honoré de Balzac

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    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. -- Ephesians 5:25

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    The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength --each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence. Simone de Beauvoir

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    Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. G. K. Chesterton

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    I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom. John Barrymore

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    Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones. Thomas Fuller

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    I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success. J. Paul Getty

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    One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued. Benjamin Franklin

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

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    In taking out an insurance policy one pays for it in dollars and cents, always at liberty to discontinue payments. If, however, woman's premium is a husband, she pays for it with her name, her privacy, her self-respect, her very life, until death doth part. Emma Goldman

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    You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam. Oliver Goldsmith

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    Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, What will you have, sir? And I said, A glass of hemlock. Ernest Hemingway

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

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    She is a wife who is the soul of her husband.

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    I should like to see any kind of a man, distinguishable from a gorilla that some good and even pretty woman could not shape a husband out of.

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

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    Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented. Heinrich Heine

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    The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much. Anthony Burgess

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    Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife, unless the one is to be sold and the other to be buried. Charles Caleb Colton

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    Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. William Congreve

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