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Famous Marriage Quotes

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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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    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.

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    Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

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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 More
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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 More
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    A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.

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

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

    Jane Austen More
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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.

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

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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.

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    new! To marry unequally is to suffer equally.

    Henri-Frédéric Amiel More
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    Woody Allen More
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    When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

    Aeschylus More
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    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron More
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    Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

    G. K. Chesterton More
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    Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.

    Joyce Brothers More
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    The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

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

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    Woody Allen More
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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.

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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 More
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    new! When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into -- matrimony.

    George Farquhar More
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    Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.

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    Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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    new! 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    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.

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin More
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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 More
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    She is a wife who is the soul of her husband.

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    Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.

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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 More
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    One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.

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    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron More
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    The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

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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.

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

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    Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.

    Cyril Connolly More
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