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The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Every time a woman makes herself laugh at her husband's often-told jokes she betrays him. The man who looks at his woman and says "What would I do without you?" is already destroyed.
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.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
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.
Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. So as a man may have a quarrel to marry when he will.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.
The world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
There was altogether too much candor in married life; it was an indelicate modern idea, and frequently led to upsets in a household, if not divorce.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you
Marriage. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.
If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.
At every party there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Books and marriage go ill together.
A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.
I quite thought he was honest when he said he didn’t believe in marriage—and then it turned out that it was a test, to see whether my devotion was abject enough.
If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to “Yes,” she ought to say “No,” directly.
Instead of marrying “at once,” it sometimes happens that we marry “at last.”
Marriage involves big compromises all the time. International-level compromises. You’re the U.S.A., he’s the U.S.S.R., and you’re talking nuclear warheads.
And I’ve learned a long time ago that the only people who count in a marriage are the people who are in it.
two by two in the ark of / the ache of it.
… Lady Janet … never has any opinion but mine: this is what I call the only solid foundation to build matrimonial happiness upon; and so I have made up my mind to marry.
So I am beginning to wonder if maybe girls wouldn’t be happier if we stopped demanding so much respeckt [sic] for ourselves and developped [sic] a little more respeckt for husbands.
Love is moral without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Marriage. The beginning and the end are wonderful. But the middle part is hell.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution
Marriage is lonelier than solitude.
The keeping of an idle woman is a badge of superior social status.
The only good thing about marriage is becoming a widow.
One man’s folly is another man’s wife.
You know marriage is making a big comeback. I know personally that in Hollywood people are marrying people they never married before.
“I don’t hate him,” Athenaise answered … “It’s jus’ being married that I detes’ an’ despise.”
When the rabbi said, “Do you take this woman?” sixteen guys said, “We have.”
I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.
It’s bad enough when married people bore one another, but it’s much worse when only one of them bores the other.
We would have broken up except for the children. Who were the children? Well, she and I were.
I think a bad husband is far worse than no husband ….
My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.
Marriage is the operation by which a woman’s vanity and a man’s egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
Why, Benjamin Franklin says a man without a woman is like a half a pair of scissors.
Marriage is nature’s way of keeping people from fighting with strangers.
Men often marry their mothers ….
I am his awful wedded wife.
Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard for the night, she can still survive.
I did have a talent—and I was married to her for 38 years.
When my fiancé proposed it was very romantic. He turned off the TV. Well, he muted it. During the commercial.
You must make it plain to your husband right at the start what you expect of him. That is what a wife is for--to scold her husband into becoming a good man.
Our marriage was the recognition that we suited one another remarkably well as company--could walk and talk and share insights all day, work side by side like Chinese peasants, read silently together like graduate students, tease each other like brother and sister, and when at night we found our bodies tired, pull the covers over ourselves and become lovers.
A man wants a wife who sits still, and not only still but on the same chair every day so that he knows where to find her should he happen to want anything.
If they lost the incredible conviction that they can change their wives or their husbands, marriage would collapse at once.
It is the duty of every man, who has sufficient means, to maintain a wife. The life of unmarried women is a wretched one; every man who is able ought to save one of them from that fate.
The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
For there is something in marriage so natural and inviting, that the step has an air of great simplicity and ease; it offers to bury forever many aching preoccupations; it is to afford us unfailing and familiar company through life; it opens up a smiling prospect of the blest and passive kind of love, rather than the blessing and active; it is approached not only through the delights of courtship, but by a public performance and repeated legal signatures. A man naturally thinks it will go hard with him if he cannot be good and fortunate and happy within such august circumvallations.
My bride hath need of no disguise.--But rather, let her come to me In such a form as bent above My pillow when, in infancy, I knew not anything but love.-- O let her come from out the lands Of Womanhood--not fairy isles, And let her come with Woman's hands And Woman's eyes of tears and smiles,--With Woman's hopefulness and grace Of patience lighting up her face.
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
Marriage means tyranny on one side and deceit on the other.
Two pure souls fused into one by an impassioned love--friends, counselors--a mutual support and inspiration to each other amid life's struggles, must know the highest human happiness;--this is marriage; and this is the only cornerstone of an enduring home.
What is marriage, but the most sordid of bargains, the most cold and slavish of all the forms of commerce?
Marriage is . . . a lottery, and the less choice and selection a man bestows on his ticket the better; for if he has incurred considerable pains and expense to obtain a lucky number, and his lucky number proves a blank, he experiences not a simple, but a complicated disappointment; the loss of labour and money being superadded to the disappointment of drawing a blank, which, constituting simply and entirely the grievance of him who has chosen his ticket at random, is, from its simplicity, the more endurable.
Wedded love supplies the want of every other blessing in life; and as no condition can be truly happy without it, so none can be absolutely miserable with it.
It is the Man and Woman united that make the compleat human Being. Separate, she wants his Force of Body and Strength of Reason; he, her Softness, Sensibility and acute Discernment. Together they are more likely to succeed in the World. A single Man . . . resembles the odd Half of a Pair of Scissors. If you get a prudent, healthy Wife, your industry in your Profession, with her good Economy, will be a Fortune sufficient.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
Marrye whyle you are young, that you may see your fruite florish before your selves fade, that you bee not in doubt or dispayre of having children, or in daunger of your lyves in having children, that you may have great tyme to rid a great many of husbandes, that no day may passe without dalliance, that you be not thought unwise in refusing good offers . . .
In this stately state of Matrimonie, there is nothing fearefull, nothing fayned, all things are done faithfully without doubting, truely without doublyng, willingly without constraint, joyfully without complaint.
A good marriage, if there be such, rejects the company and conditions of love. It tries to reproduce those of friendship. It is a sweet association in life, full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations.
Every man receives the wife he deserves.
And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that ye might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy.
Bachelers boast, how they will teach their wives good; But many a man speaketh of Robin Hood, That never shot in his bow. When all is sought, Bachelers wives, and maides children bee well tought. And this with this I also begin to gather, Every man can rule a shrew, save he that hath her.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
No woman with an ounce of sense gets married to be entertained, she marries to be maintained
My husband walks in the door one night, he says to me, “Roseanne, don’t you think it’s time we sat down and had a serious talk about our sex life?” I say to him, “You want me to turn off Wheel of Fortune for that?”
Marry rich. Buy him a pacemaker, then stand behind him and say “boo.”
I’m getting married on April 12th. My fiancé and I still haven’t decided on the year ….
Marriage is a business of taking care of a man and rearing his children … It ain’t meant to be no perpetual honeymoon.
A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
… most of us carry into marriage not only our childlike illusions, but we bring to it as well the demand that it has to be wonderful, because it’s supposed to be.
… this marrying I do not like: ’tis like going on a long voyage to sea, where after a while even the calms are distasteful, and the storms dangerous: one seldom sees a new object, ’tis still a deal of sea, sea; husband, husband, every day—till one’s quite cloyed with it.
It’s having the same man around the house all the time that ruins matrimony.
What could be more absurd than to assemble a crowd to witness a man and a woman promising to love each other for the rest of their lives, when we know what human creatures are—men so thoroughly selfish and unprincipled, women so vain and frivolous?
I realized on our first wedding anniversary that our marriage was in trouble. Fang gave me luggage. It was packed. My mother damn near suffocated in there.
O my love O my love we dance under the chuppah standing over us like an animal on its four legs, like a table on which we set our love as a feast, like a tent under which we work not safe but no longer solitary in the searing heat of our time.
Thare aint no resipee for a perfekt wife, enny more than there iz for a perfekt husband. There iz just az menny good wifes az thare iz good husbands, and i never knew two people, married or single, who were determined tew make themselfs agreeable to each other, but what they suckceeded.

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