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Love is blind -- marriage is the eye-opener.

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.
Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
A marriage is a series of friendships. Love serves as its underlying theme. Friendships provide it with the new challenges around which the relationship further develops. Each type of friendship with ones partner comes into being, rises to a peak of enthusiasm, and then wanes away in our cedar chest of sentimental values. Every once in a while we go to the chest and draw out a friendship item to give us a shot in the arm. Then we put it away till another day.
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.
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.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. [Ephesians 5:25]
Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. [Genesis 2:24]
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.
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
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.
Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse.
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious -- friendship and learning.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
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.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body.
Choose your wife as you wish your children to be.
Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.
A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship -- a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou.
Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.
Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
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.
Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.
When you get married you forget about kissing other women.