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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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    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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    When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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    Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.

    Henry Ward Beecher
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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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    A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

    Mignon McLaughlin
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    To marry unequally is to suffer equally.

    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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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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    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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    If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.

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

    Benjamin Franklin
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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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    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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    All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.

    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
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    A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

    André Maurois
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    All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest --never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.

    Eppie Friedman
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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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    Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

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

    John Lennon
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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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    Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.

    Robert Frost
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    When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.

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