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Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.

The marriage state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven and Hell we are capable of receiving in this life.
Marriage should be a duet -- when one sings, the other claps. Joe Murray The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.
Whether a fellow winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a heap on the kind of chick he married.
Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings.
Any man who married for money and got it. Earned it.
Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.
If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.
He believes that marriage and a career don't mix. So after the wedding he plans to quit his job.
Marital Freedom: The liberty that allows a husband to do exactly that which his wife pleases.
The pretentiously -- named ensuite bathroom is a major factor in divorce. Privacy is paramount in marriage.
Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence.
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
I've been married so long, I am on my third bottle of Tabasco sauce.
That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
To many women marriage is only this. It is merely a physical change impinging on their ordinary nature, leaving their mentality untouched, their self-possession intact. They are not burnt by even the red fire of physical passion - far less by the white fire of love.
I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie.
On the whole, the great success of marriage in the States is due partly to the fact that no American man is ever idle, and partly to the fact that no American wife is considered responsible for the quality of her husband's dinners.
To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.
The best part of married life is the fights. The rests is merely so.
Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.
I was so cold the other day, I almost got married.
In Hollywood all the marriages are happy, it's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.
Marriage isn't a process of prolonging the life of love, but of mummifying the corpse.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
It’s a straightforward matter of equality: it’s outrageously unfair that heterosexuals shoulder alone the burden of keeping divorce lawyers in Italian sports cars
Marriage used to be bondage and still is in some places. That's disconcerting.
A man stays in touch with society by means of a wife.

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