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Lord ChesterfieldMarriage is the cure of love, and friendship the cure of marriage.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

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Benjamin DisraeliI have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

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Oscar WildeNever marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

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Marilyn MonroeBefore marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

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Mignon McLaughlinA successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

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Mae WestMarriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

—  Mae West, 1892-1980, American actress

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Spike MilliganIt was a perfect marriage. She didn't want to and he couldn't.

—  Spike Milligan, 1918-2002, Irish comedian

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Bill CosbyLet us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

—  Bill Cosby, 1937-, American comedian

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Mignon McLaughlinWhat we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

SocratesBy all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

—  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher

Mignon McLaughlinIf you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

AristotleThe appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Bette DavisI'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborGetting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Georg Christoph LichtenbergLove is blind, but marriage restores its sight.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Arthur SchopenhauerIn our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Winston ChurchillMy wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Michel de Montaigne It marriage happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Michel de MontaigneA good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Michel de MontaigneMarriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Benjamin FranklinKeep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Benjamin FranklinWhere there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Wolfgang GoetheLove is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheIt is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerMarrying means, to grasp blindfolded into a sack hoping to find out an eel out of an assembly of snakes.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenMarriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Oscar WildeOne should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Samuel JohnsonIt is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Samuel JohnsonMarriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Samuel JohnsonA man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Francis BaconA bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Francis BaconWives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

VoltaireGod created sex. Priests created marriage.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Thomas EdisonA man’s best friend is a good wife.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

La RochefoucauldMarriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Sacha GuitryAn ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

Charles BaudelaireUnable to do away with love, the Church found a way to decontaminate it by creating marriage.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Helen RowlandWhen you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandWhen a girl marries, she exchanges the attention of many men for the inattention of one.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandWhen you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that's a few steps ahead is the one that's mad.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandMarriage is the operation by which a woman’s vanity and a man’s egotism are extracted without anesthetic.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandMarriage is a bargain, and somebody has to get the worst end of the bargain.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandLove, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandA husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Alfred CapusTo marry a woman you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.

—  Alfred Capus, 1858-1922, French writer

Karl KrausSince the law prohibits the keeping of wild animals and I get no enjoyment from pets, I prefer to remain unmarried.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Anton ChekhovIf you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Anton ChekhovI observed that after marriage people cease to be curious.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Anton ChekhovI promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Zsa Zsa GaborHusbands are like fires - they go out when unattended.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborA man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborI always said marriage should be a fifty-fifty proposition. He should be at least fifty years old, and have at least fifty-million dollars.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborA girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zig ZiglarMany marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarMany people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer


Bible Quotes

Gospel of MatthewWhat God has joined together, let no one separate.

—  Gospel of Matthew ‐ 19:6

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Funny Quotes

Rodney DangerfieldMarriage...it's not a word, it's a sentence.

—  Rodney Dangerfield, 1924-2004, American comedian

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AnonymousDon't get down on one knee for a woman who won't get down on two for you.

—  Anonymous

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Rodney DangerfieldMy wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

—  Rodney Dangerfield, 1924-2004, American comedian

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Rodney DangerfieldMy marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.

—  Rodney Dangerfield, 1924-2004, American comedian

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Henry YoungmanThe secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

—  Henry Youngman, 1906-1998, American comedian

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Henry YoungmanShe's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.

—  Henry Youngman, 1906-1998, American comedian

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Jay LenoDon't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day.

—  Jay Leno, 1950-, American TV host

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Ambrose BierceMarriage, n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer


Ancient Greek

MenanderA good wife is the salvation of [a man’s] life.

Γυνή δικαία του βίου σωτηρία.

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)

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MenanderYou live a good life if you don’t have a wife.

Βίον καλόν ζης αν γυναίκα μη έχεις.

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)

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Proverbs

Polish ProverbThe woman cries before the wedding and the man after.

—  Polish Proverb

French proverbChoose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.

—  French proverb


Movie Quotes

Take the Money and Run (1969)After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her, and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.

—  from the film Take the Money and Run (1969)










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