Marriage Quotes

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such who are in the institution wish to get out and such as are out wish to get in.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Robert Oxton Bolt

Peter de vries - the value of marriage is not that adults produce...
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gloria steinem - being able to support oneself allows one to...
Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage, and half - Shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin

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
The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.
Wilson Mizne
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
Margo kaufman - remarriage is an excellent test of just how...
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
Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate.
Oscar Levant
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 is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.
Joe Moore
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Mark Twain
Marriage is not merely sharing the fettucini, but sharing the burden of finding the fettucini restaurant in the first place.
Calvin Trillin
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
It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. 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 more than four bare legs in a bed.
Hoshang N. Akhta
The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
Oscar Wilde
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
Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.
Kahlil Gibran
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
David Ben - Gurion
Accident counts for much in companionship, as in marriage.
Henry Adams
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson
Marriage is based on the theory that when man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste he should at once throw up his job and go work in the brewery.
George Jean Nathan
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
Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
Barnett Brickne
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann von Goethe
The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill - Advised marriages than from virginity.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
When marrying, ask yourself this question Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.
Dr. Karl Bowman
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
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen