Love and Marriage

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To behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her is a liberal education.

+ Sir Richard Steele +

I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.

+ Alexis De Tocqueville +

We have now traced the history of women from Paradise to the nineteenth century and have heard nothing through the long roll of the ages but the clank of their fetters.

+ Lady Jane Wilde +

The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.

+ Oscar Wilde +

As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.

+ Virginia Woolf +



Bride. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.

+ Ambrose Bierce +

Girls usually have a paper mâché face on their wedding day.

+ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette +

It is amazing at how small a price may the wedding ring be placed upon a worthless hand; but, by the beauty of our law, what heaps of gold are indispensable to take it off!

+ Douglas Jerold +

I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me.

+ Dick Martin +

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

+ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller +

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife.

+ Source Unknown +

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl could want in her life, except for good taste in men!

+ Wedding Toast +



+ Anna Wickham +

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

+ Oscar Wilde +



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 +

More than we use is more than we want.

+ Gaelic Proverb +

This gift is from God and not of man's deserving. But certainly no one ever receives such a great grace without tremendous labor and burning desire.

+ Richard of Saint Victor +

Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.

+ Edgar F. Roberts +

Why not spend some time determining what is worthwhile for us, and then go after that?

+ William Ross +

Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

+ John Ruskin +

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.

+ Samuel Smiles +

The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.

+ Socrates +

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.

+ Robert Louis Stevenson +

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?

+ Henry David Thoreau +

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

+ Mark Twain +

A woman never knows what she really wants until she fins out what her husband cannot afford.

+ Source Unknown +

The more clear you are on what you want, the more power you will have.

+ Source Unknown +

Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.

+ Bobby Unser +

As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds its wings and flies down to rest in its nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is freed from all desires.

+ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad +

It's not who jumps the highest -- it's who wants it the most

+ Buck Williams +

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.

+ Jack Youngblood +

Understand clearly that when a great need appears a great use appears also; when there is small need there is small use; it is obvious, then, that full use is made of all things at all times according to the necessity thereof.

+ Dogen Zenji +



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