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Marriage

Marriage is the best state for man in general; and every man is a worse man in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.

Samuel Johnson

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

Francis Bacon

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

Henry Louis Mencken

Women when they marry buy a cat in the bag.

Michel de Montaigne

Apparently men can be cured of drugs, drink, gambling, biting his nails and picking his nose, but not of marrying.

William Faulkner

A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.

Oscar Wilde

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The records do not show that Adam and Eve were married.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Where there`s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Henry Louis Mencken

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.

Henry Louis Mencken

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

Honore de Balzac

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

Helen Rowland

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

Henry Louis Mencken

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Love the quest; marriage the conquest; divorce the inquest.

Helen Rowland

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

George Bernard Shaw

The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.

Oscar Wilde

A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won`t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

Helen Rowland

The land of marriage has this peculiarity: that strangers are desirous of inhabiting it, while its natural inhabitants would willingly be banished from thence.

Michel de Montaigne

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, - whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, - which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.

George Eliot

Marriage is a fight to the death. Before contracting it, the two parties concerned implore the benediction of Heaven because to promise to love each other forever is the rashest of enterprises.

Honore de Balzac

Before a marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you`ve said; after marriage, he`ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.

Helen Rowland

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.

Irwin Corey

Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors live like married men.

Oscar Wilde

Call no man unhappy until he is married.

Socrates

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

Remember, it`s as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

Benjamin Disraeli

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

Andre Maurois

The honeymoon is not actually over until we cease to stifle our yawns.

Helen Rowland

Marriage is a science; never begin marriage by a rape.

Honore de Balzac

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.

Oscar Wilde

Divorces are made in heaven.

Oscar Wilde

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you`ll be happy; if not, you`ll become a philosopher.

Socrates

A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.

Jean Rostand

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.

Plutarch

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

Benjamin Franklin

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other`s character before marriage, which is never advisable.

Oscar Wilde

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice, which is still continued.

Helen Rowland

I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.

Benjamin Disraeli

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When a man makes a woman his wife, it`s the highest compliment he can pay her, and it`s usually the last.

Helen Rowland

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.

Helen Rowland

Marriage must perforce fight against the all-devouring monster of habit.

Honore de Balzac

A marriage is likely to be called happy if neither party ever expected to get much happiness out of it.

Bertrand Russell

The hardest task in a girl`s life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.

Helen Rowland

Getting divorced just because you don`t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

Andre Maurois

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

Honore de Balzac

Take the daughter of a good mother.

Thomas Fuller

Marriage is an institution necessary to the maintenance of society but contrary to the laws of nature.

Honore de Balzac

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

Martin Luther

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

Andre Maurois

The bonds of wedlock are so heavy that it takes two to carry them - sometimes three.

Alexandre Dumas

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.

Helen Rowland

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

Honore de Balzac

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Voltaire

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

Oscar Wilde

As to marriage or celibacy let a man take the course he will. He will be sure to repent.

Socrates

Marriage is the death of hope.

Woody Allen

When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.

Helen Rowland

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you`ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you`ll become a philosopher.

Socrates

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

Joseph Addison

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.

Henry Louis Mencken

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."

Helen Rowland

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.

Novalis

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it`s a mistake to make a habit out of it.

William Somerset Maugham

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

Heinrich Heine

Get married, but never to a man who is at home all day.

George Bernard Shaw

The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete.

Benjamin Disraeli

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn`t they`d be married too.

Henry Louis Mencken

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.

Ogden Nash

It is most unwise for people in love to marry.

Marcel Achard

A husband is what`s left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland

There are few women so perfect that their husbands do not regret having married them at least once a day.

Jean de La Bruyere

Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man.

Joseph Joubert

If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they`d never marry.

O`Henry

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn`t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

William Somerset Maugham

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.

Jean Rostand

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.

Michel de Montaigne

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

Sacha Guitry

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

Stephen Leacock

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

 

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