Marriage Quotes

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
Phyllis McGinley
Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Beverly Nichols

Sir harold george nicolson - the great secret of successful marriage is to...
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
Harlan mille - often the difference between a successful...
I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.
Candice Bergen

It marriage happens as with cages the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to getting out.
D. A. Battista
You know, my Friends, with what a brave Carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed, And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse. For Is and Is - Not though with Rule and Line And Up - And - Down by Logic I define, Of all that one should care to fathom, I Was never deep in anything but - Wine.
From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Translation by Edward Fitzgerald)
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly
George eliot - little children are still the symbol of the...
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so jointed that they cannot be separated often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann von Goethe
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
It should be a very happy marriage - - - They are both so much in love with him.
Irene Thomas
I pay very little regard... to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
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
Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.
Oscar Wilde, , in a letter to his friend, Frances Forbes - Robertson, who had invited him to her wedding in London, but Wilde wa
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
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution.
Henry Louis Mencken
Marriage is like a dollar bill. You cannot spend half of it when you tear it in two. The value of one half depends upon the other.
Joe Moore
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
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
Author Unknown
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
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.
Joubert
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
Politics doesn? t make strange bedfellows - - Marriage does.
Groucho Marx
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, Letter to Michael Tolkien, March 1941
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
Groucho Marx
The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.
Wilson Mizne
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
On marriage Look for a sweet person. Forget rich.
Estee Laude
Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.
Joe Moore
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
One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again.
Judith Viorst
The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.
Oscar Wilde
In marriage, being the right person is as important as finding the right person.
Wilbert Donald Gough
Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald
Remarriage is an excellent test of just how amicable your divorce was.
Margo Kaufman