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

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

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

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

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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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    Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences. Isadora Duncan

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

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

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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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    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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    Woody Allen

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

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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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    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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

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

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    The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her, but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he! Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself, you'd want to try even harder to make it work. Diana, Princess of Wales

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    When you're a married man, Samivel, you'll understand a good many things as you don't understand now; but whether it's worth while, going through so much, to learn so little, as the charity-boy said when he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o taste. Charles Dickens

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    So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance. Isadora Duncan

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    Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. Andrea Dworkin

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    Marriage is socialism among two people. Barbara Ehrenreich

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

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    but when widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding-day, is absolutely fixed on. Henry Fielding

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    Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in? Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again. Noël Coward

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    One fool at least in every married couple. Henry Fielding

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    Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable. Søren Kierkegaard

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

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    There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman. Samuel Johnson

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

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