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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 marriage quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about marriage?" and "What are inspirational marriage quotes?"

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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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    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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    When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

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

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

    William Congreve
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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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    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, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.

    Jean de La Bruyère
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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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    Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

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

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

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    Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

    Jane Austen
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    Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.

    Hesiod
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    For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

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

    Jane Austen
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    Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

    Martin Luther
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    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
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    Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.

    Isadora Duncan