Marriage Quotes

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.
Ogden Nash
Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.
Kathleen Norris

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
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
Joubert - choose in marriage only a woman whom you would...
Leo tolstoy - what counts in making a happy marriage is not so...

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
Paul tournie - that is what marriage really means: helping one...
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
The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
Oscar Wilde
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Sir Thomas More
For the first year of marriage I had basically a bad attitude. I tended to place my wife underneath a pedestal.
Woody Allen
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
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Mark Twain
On marriage Look for a sweet person. Forget rich.
Estee Laude
Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
Amanda Cross
Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.
Joe Moore
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Rita Rudne
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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
Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage, and half - Shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin
There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
Millicent Carey McIntosh
God created sex. Priests created marriage.
Voltaire
The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
Sir Harold George Nicolson
All marriages are mixed marriages.
Chantal Saperstein
The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.
Wilson Mizne
Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Politics doesn? t make strange bedfellows - - Marriage does.
Groucho Marx
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution.
Henry Louis Mencken
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw
A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant
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
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Jane Austen
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
H. L. Mencken
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
Alphonse Ka
Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Beverly Nichols
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
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Robert Oxton Bolt