Marriage Quotes

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Kathleen norris - intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a...
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
Phyllis McGinley
Johann von goethe - love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a...
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes in the sense that almost certainly in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul - Mate is the one you are actually married to.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
B. A. Billingsly
Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is.
George Santayana
Henry adams - accident counts for much in companionship, as in...
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
Sydney Harris
That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournie
Marriage is a bargain, and somebody has to get the worst of the bargain.
Helen Rowland
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Mark Twain
Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.
Joe Moore
The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
Oscar Wilde
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
Andre Maurois
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.
Ann Landers
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.
Gloria Steinem
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate.
Oscar Levant
It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
Richard Jeni
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.
Paxton Blai
Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
Pearl S. Buck
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
David Ben - Gurion
If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.
Alan King
Whoever said Marriage is a 5 - 5 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language.
Austin Elliot
Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Beverly Nichols
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others.
William Hazlitt
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
Louis K. Anspache
People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.
Erma Bombeck
That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournie
I believe in the institution of marriage and I intend to keep trying until I get it right.
Richard Pryo
My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
Sir Winston Churchill
It marriage happens as with cages the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to getting out.
D. A. Battista
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is.
George Santayana
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
Leo Tolstoy
Marriage: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
Ambrose Bierce
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook