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- 26Diana, Princess of Wales
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.
- 27Charles Dickens
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.
- 28Enid Bagnold
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.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
- 30Heinrich Heine
Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented.
- 31William Congreve
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
- 32Ralph Waldo Emerson
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!
- 33W. H. Auden
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.
- 34Jean de La Bruyère
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
- 35Benjamin Franklin
One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
- 36Benjamin Franklin
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
- 37Joseph Addison
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
She is a wife who is the soul of her husband.
- 39Jane Austen
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood.
- 41H. L. Mencken
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.
- 42Katharine Hepburn
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
- 43Honoré de Balzac
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
- 44Ambrose Bierce
The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity.
- 45John Barrymore
I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
- 46Jane Austen
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
- 48Martin Luther
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
- 50Isadora Duncan
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.