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A marriage is a series of friendships. Love serves as its underlying theme. Friendships provide it with the new challenges around which the relationship further develops. Each type of friendship with ones partner comes into being, rises to a peak of enthusiasm, and then wanes away in our cedar chest of sentimental values. Every once in a while we go to the chest and draw out a friendship item to give us a shot in the arm. Then we put it away till another day. - Source Unknown

One of society's biggest problems today is that we've allowed relationships to be accepted as impermanent, particularly marriage. - Source Unknown

The man who says his wife can't take a joke forgets that she took him. - Source Unknown

The pretentiously -- named ensuite bathroom is a major factor in divorce. Privacy is paramount in marriage. - Source Unknown

I've been married so long, I am on my third bottle of Tabasco sauce. - Susan Vass

Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can. - Queen Victoria

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. - Peter De Vries

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. - Oscar Wilde

The best part of married life is the fights. The rests is merely so. - Thornton Wilder

I was so cold the other day, I almost got married. - Shelley Winters

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. - Joseph Addison

Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed. - Hoshang N. Akhtar

If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path. - Marty Allen

The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.. - Woody Allen

To marry unequally is to suffer equally. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. - Louis K. Anspacher

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. - W. H. Auden

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. - Honore De Balzac

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. - Joseph Barth

Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it. - Baskins

How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering. - Catharine Esther Beecher

Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you. - Jill Bennett

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. [Ephesians 5:25] - Bible

Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord. - Bible

Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination. - Ambrose Bierce

When you get married you forget about kissing other women. - Pat Boone

I hate work. That's why I got married. - Peg Bundy

The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to keep his mouth shut, to step back and see where his wife is wrong. - Archie Bunker

The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much. - Anthony Burgess

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. - Lord Byron

Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. Dad was told by mother. You can't have one without the other. - Sammy Cahn

There is a time for all things -- except marriage my dear. - Thomas Chatterton

There's nothing like a Catholic wedding to make you wish life had a fast forward button. - Daniel Chopin

Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the "y" is silent. - W. A. Clarke

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. - William Congreve

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. - Cyril Connolly

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night. - Marie Corelli

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. - Irwin Cory

Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven't been able to find anybody who'll take what I have to give. - Cass Daley

I think like any marriage, especially when you?ve had divorced parents like myself, you?d want to try even harder to make it work. - Princess of Wales Diana

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. - Phyllis Diller

It destroys one's nerve to be amiable every day to the same human being. - Benjamin Disraeli

Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning. - Alexis Dupuy

When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on. - Henry Fielding

There is a French saying: "Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love." - De Finod

I'm going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli. - Michael J. Fox

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. - Benjamin Franklin

Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar. - Robert Frost

If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter. - Thomas Fuller

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. - Mahatma Gandhi

Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage? - Emma Goldman

Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse. - Halen

Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock." - Ernest Hemingway

Try to take for a mate a person of your own neighborhood. - Hesiod

When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it. - Hitopadesa

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. - Homer

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more or their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination not to live without it. - Morton Hunt

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three. - Washington Irving

Marriage is a mistake every man should make. - Sir George Jessel

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family --a domestic church. - John Paul II

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. - Samuel Johnson

There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman. - Samuel Johnson

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late. - Max Kauffman

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. - Jean Kerr

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable. - Soren Kierkegaard

I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years. - Sam Kinison

Marriage is a lottery, but you can't tear up your ticket if you lose. - F. M. Knowles

Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. - John Lennon

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry. - Harriet Martineau

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. - Jackie Mason

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises. - Andre Maurois

You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self. - Jerry Mccant

After seven years of marriage, I'm sure of two things -- first, never wallpaper together, and second, you'll need two bathrooms.. both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in. - Dennis Miller

Love is often the fruit of marriage. - Moli貥

We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out. - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Marriage should be a duet-when one sings, the other claps. - Joe Murray

Successful marriage is always a triangle: a man, a woman, and God. - Cecil Myers

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is enjoy earning it. - Ogden Nash

The secret to a happy marriage is to tell your spouse everything, but the essentials. - Cynthia Nelms

A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust. - Nanette Newman

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general. - Novalis

Marrying is easy, it's housework that's hard. - Proverb

You'll repent if you marry, and repent if you don't. - Proverb

Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. - German Proverb

Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper. - Scottish Proverb

Your marriage moves toward a state of isolation. Unless you lovingly and energetically nurture your marriage, you will begin to drift away from your mate. - Dennis Rainey

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. - Madame De Rieux

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her. - Helen Rowland

When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one. - Helen Rowland

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. - Rita Rudner

To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties. - Arthur Schopenhauer

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part. - George Bernard Shaw

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last --more than passion or even sex! - Simone Signoret

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner. - Red Skelton

If a man truly wants to communicate with his wife, he must enter her world of emotions. - Gary Smalley

Marrying into money was not a good thing for me. - Anna Nicole Smith

A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship -- a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou. - Anthony Storr

Love is blind -- marriage is the eye-opener. - Pauline Thomason

Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it. - Mark Twain


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