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Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it. Josh Billings

Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows — marriage does. Groucho Marx

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married? Barbra Streisand

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. Benjamin Disraeli

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued. Helen Rowland, Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, 1909

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. Mae West

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. A.P. Herbert





Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake. Elbert Hubbard

Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity. Author unknown

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I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage, and guarantee he’d be dead within the year.  Bette Davis

Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. Madeleine de Scudery

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable. Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love

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One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. Honore de Balzac

The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. Harold Nicolson

Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child of either a mother or a father. Keith O’Brien

Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing… the secret of having it all is loving it all. Joyce Brothers

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

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As a general guideline, never marry anyone that you can’t picture helping you go to the bathroom. Robert Brault

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. Zsa Zsa Gabor

I’ve sometimes thought of marrying, and then I’ve thought again. Noel Coward, 1956

Thus Dante’s motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: “Ye who enter here leave all hope behind.” Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love

Wasn’t marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded. Wasn’t it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars; of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and ugliness and beauty and hurt. Edna Ferber, Show Boat, 1926

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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

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. Franz Schubert

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Martin Luther

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

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time. Julia Child

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You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, ’cause she’ll want to have videos of the wedding. Attributed to a 10-year-old named Jim

It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble. Attributed to a 7-year-old named Kenny, when asked if it’s better to be single or married

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder. Thornton Wilder





No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single. H.L. Mencken

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance. Michel de Montaigne

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Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage. Jimmy Dean

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. Michel de Montaigne

It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It’s the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Rod Parsley

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. Andre Maurois

My wife is my soul mate. I can’t imagine being without her. Matt Damon

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“I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence? Author Unknown

Affairs are just as disillusioning as marriage, and much less restful. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. Virginie des Rieux, Epigrams

Wedlock is a padlock. John Ray, English Proverbs

…setting aside popular twaddle on the eternal sanctity of the marriage-tie and all that… John Hill, The Waters of Marah, 1883

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin



My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. Winston Churchill

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. Ogden Nash

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche

Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right. Cory Booker

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The music at a marriage procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers entering on a battle. Heinrich Heine, “Thoughts and Fancies,” translated from German by John Snodgrass

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing — and then marry him. Cher

If you haven’t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven’t seen her smile her prettiest. Kin Hubbard

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, Representative Men, 1850

When a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. Prince Philip

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Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. Marilyn Monroe

Well, my view before was a Western view, and I certainly understand marriage equality and civil rights, equal rights for all, but having visited developing nations and some of the poorest nations in the world, I realize how deep it goes and how much work really needs to be done to create equality for all. Jason Mraz

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open. George Bernard Shaw

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too. H. L. Mencken

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential. John C. Maxwell

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The marriage of convenience has this to recommend it: we are better judges of convenience than we are of love. Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight. Samuel Lichtenberg

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. H.V. Prochnow





Marriage is like pleading guilty to an indefinite sentence. Without parole. John Mortimer, The Trials of Rumpole

One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour. M.M. Musselman

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Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done. Burt Reynolds

The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman’s finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding. Margaret Sanger

Never stay in a bad marriage, and don’t hang around with psycho coke fiends. Joe Rogan

The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop. John Updike

I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act. Herman Cain

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Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse. Arthur Baer

I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married. Lewis Grizzard

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Martin Luther

Alimony — The ransom that the happy pay to the devil. H.L. Mencken, “Sententiae,” A Book of Burlesques, 1920

If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws. Author Unknown

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When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. Prince Philip

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There’s immense happiness that can come from working towards that. Nick Cave

While I am impulsive in many areas of my life, marriage is not one of them. Neil Strauss

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. Oscar Wilde

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. Balzac, Physiologie du mariage, 1829

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A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. Benjamin Franklin

And when will there be an end of marrying? I suppose, when there is an end of living! Tertullian

The surest way to be alone is to get married. Gloria Steinem

[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married. Robert Frost

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. Oscar Wilde

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation. Mark Twain

To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious? Christopher Hampton