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Quotes About Marriage

Marriage is a contract, which should not be taken lightly. It is a covenant to be faithful and loyal under all circumstances unto death if possible. It is not just a feeling but also a commitment. Below is a compilation of quotes relating to marriage.

Marriage is long enough to have plenty of room for time behind it.  ~ William Faulkner


Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.  ~ Aristotle


Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sin.  ~ Langdon Mitchell


He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.  ~ Mae West


Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.  ~ William Penn


My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.  ~ Rodney Dangerfield


There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.  ~ Martin Luther


By all means marry. if you get a good wife you'll be happy, if you get a bad one, you'll be a philosopher.  ~ Socrates


Personally, I know nothing about sex, because I have always been married.  ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor


You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.  ~ George Eliot


The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.  ~ Henny Youngman


Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.  ~ Erica Jong


After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6 degrees of marriage!  ~ Mignon McLaughlin


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


If I get married, I want to be very married.  ~ Audrey Hepburn


The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.  ~ Gabriel García Márquez


In the true married relationship, the independence of husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.  ~ Lucretia Mott


People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.  ~ Thomas Hardy


A Happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.  ~ Robert Quillen


Like good wine, marriage gets better with age - once you learn to keep a cork in it.  ~ Gene Perret


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.  ~ Jean Kerr


As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.  ~ Socrates


Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths.  No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.  ~ Mark Twain


Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.  ~ Mae West


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~ Emily Kimbrough


It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


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


I love being married.  It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.  ~ Rita Rudner


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


A good husband should always bore his wife.  ~ Fred Jacob


Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman. ~ Joseph Joubert


If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.  ~ Katharine Hepburn


I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.  ~ Rita Rudner


Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.  ~ Mark Twain


Let there be spaces in your togetherness.  ~ Kahlil Gibran


Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


The reason for much matrimony is patrimony.  ~ Ogden Nash


How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.  ~ Oscar Wilde


The general rule is that people who enjoy life also enjoy marriage.  ~ Phyllis Battelle



That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger.  ~ George Eliot


A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.  ~ Pearl S. Buck


It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.  ~ Robert Frost


The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.  ~ Peter Devries


It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.  ~ John Stevenson


Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


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