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Collection of Marriage Quotes

The only cure for love is marriage

Irish Sayings

Hasty marriage seldom proveth well

William Shakespeare

I married beneath me, all women do.

Nancy Astor

Love is often the fruit of marriage.


Marriage is socialism among two people.

Barbara Ehrenreich

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Wedding is destiny, And hanging likewise


Marriage isn’t a word… it’s a sentence!

King Vidor

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up

Joseph Barth

Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.

Henrik Ibsen

Don’t marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper

Scottish Proverb

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.

Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s kind of like marriage times two. You’re 24-7.

Laurie Corbelli

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

Samuel Johnson

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

Samuel Johnson

In marriage, the greater cuckold of the two is the lover

Paul Gauguin

Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.

Robert Louis Stevenson

There is a time for all things – except marriage my dear.

Thomas Chatterton

I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.

Catherine Deneuve

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.

Maria Callas

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.

Michel de Montaigne

A woman who has made fun of her husband can love him no more

Honore de Balzac

We learned a number of skills in our first year of marriage.

Suzuko Knott

Marriage is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important

Lisa Hoffman

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.

George Eliot

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.

Henry Louis Mencken

Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.

Sophia Bush

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Benjamin Franklin

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Michel de Montaigne

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!

Patrice Leconte

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

Albert Camus

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

Francis Bacon Sr.

Nothing is allowed that could in any way break a strong marriage.

maria mayline grant

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

St. Jerome

Marriage is nature’s way of keeping us from fighting with strangers

Alan King

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

Andre Maurois

Don’t marry a man to reform him–that’s what reform schools are for.

Mae West

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

Andre Maurois

Can’t you see that marriage is a fundamentally different institution?

Tom McClintock

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

Mae West

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.

Thornton Wilder

What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married.

Alain de Botton

If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single.

Greta Garbo

Marriage is a bargain, and somebody has to get the worst of the bargain.

Helen Rowland

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career

Sam Ewing

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.

Warren Beatty

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.

Herbert Samual

One was never married, and that’s his hell; another is, and that’s his plague.

Robert Burton

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

Stephen Leacock

Marriage is a wonderful institution…but who wants to live in an institution?

Groucho Marx

I don’t believe in marriage. It’s bloody impractical to love, honor, and obey.

Katharine Hepburn

I have affirmed his strong stands for life, marriage, and candidly, low taxes.

Russell Johnson

Insurance is like marriage. You pay, pay, pay, and you never get anything back.

Al Bundy

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.


Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.

Robert Graves

The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably.

Anita Ekberg

Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.

Jane Austen

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

Washington Irving

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

Oscar Wilde

A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man

Edgar Watson Howe

For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy.

Erma Bombeck

I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.

Gloria Swanson

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


Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

George Bernard Shaw

A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.

George Eliot

A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and, as such, it rivets mankind.

Walter Bagehot

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Winston Churchill

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising

Edgar Watson Howe

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

Tom Mullen

The key to a healthy marriage is to keep your eyes wide open before you wed and half-closed thereafter.

Benjamin Franklin

Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.

Candice Bergen

Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: the one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it

Mark Twain

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

Peter De Vries

It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit: divorced from it, they remain barren

Bertrand Russell

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest

Henry Louis Mencken

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.

Ogden Nash

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

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

Albert Camus

If people waited to know one another before they married, the world wouldn’t be so grossly over-populated as it is now

William Somerset Maugham

Before 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

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it

Don Fraser

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 woman who still thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition is only proving that she doesn’t understand either men or percentages

Rose F. Kennedy

I know some good marriages – marriages where both people are just trying to get through their days by helping each other, being good to each other

Erica Jong

That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.

John Updike

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