Marriage Quotes

You can bear your own faults and why not a fault in your wife?

Benjamin Franklin

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


Marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties

Arthur Schopenhauer

A good husband should always bore his wife.

Fred Jacob

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

Gloria Steinem

Secrets had the power to kill a marriage,she said. Nonsense, Sylvie said,it was secrets that could save a marriage.

Kate Atkinson, A God in Ruins

My wife's a lot younger than me ... thirty years difference . . . You should never marry a woman a lot younger than you ... Never ...

Patrick Modiano, Rue des boutiques obscures

What's it like? Being married?Cold feet. Middle of the night you're sleeping, suddenly, wham, you've got ice cold feet warming themselves on the back of your legs.

Alan Brennert, Molokai

There is a radicalism in all getting and a conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical while marriage is conservative.

Eric Hoffer

Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that is a treat.

Joanne Woodward

What therefore God hath joined together let not man put asunder.


Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.


Marriage is one long conversation checkered by disputes.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The woman cries before the wedding the man afterward.

Polish proverb

In this case the time is not so important for me, the person asking for commitment is.

Swati Kumar, The Great Indian Dilemma

Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterward.

Thomas Fuller

It is not good that the man should be alone.


There are trials and mistakes and even wars along the path of marriage.

Patti Callahan Henry, Between The Tides

Heloise learned to love Abelard solely for who he was. That forbidden love brought her nothing but pain, but she would rather have shame and pain with Abelard than peace and happiness without him.

Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to

Love and marriage are completely unrelated enterprises. Marriage bears as little resemblance to love as competing in the Olympics does to your afternoon jog.

Zinzi Clemmons, What We Lose

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.


Marriage is the gold standard of all relationships. It's the currency by which everything is valued.

Frank Delaney, The Matchmaker of Kenmare

Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing.These is my words

Nancey E. Turner

Not all marriages are made in heaven. Some, probably most, are constructed here on earth for any number of reason.

Farahad Zama, The Wedding Wallah

No. She told me she was going to marry him, to get French nationality . . . She was obsessed with getting a nationality...

Patrick Modiano, Rue des boutiques obscures

The price one pays for having a kind man at one s elbow.

John Hersey, Fling and Other Stories

Modern American marriage is like a wire fence. The woman's the wire -the posts are the husband's.

Langdon Mitchell

What we do for each other before marriage is no indication of what we will do after marriage.

Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt

I dislike arranged marriages. There are some mistakes for which one should not be able to blame one's poor parents.

Salman Rushdie

Oh, of course there's a risk in marrying anybody, but, when it's all said and done, there's many a worse thing than a husband.

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight.

Mark Ruffalo

I am is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that I do is the longest sentence?

George Carlin

Something old something new Something borrowed something blue.

Old English Rhyme

A husband is what is left of a lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland

A prudent wife is from the Lord.


Where there's marriage without love there will be love without marriage.

Benjamin Franklin

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure Marry'd in hast we may repent at leisure.

William Congreve

Marriage is our last best chance to grow up.

Joseph Barth

Remember it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.

William Thackeray

A man and a woman marry because both of them don't know what to do with themselves.

Anton Chekhov

With this ring I thee wed with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.


...then he blushed and seemed to fade where he stood....When the musical star moved on, Lotto turned to her and silently docked his head on her shoulder for two moments, recharged he turned to face the others.

Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

When your wife asks you for your opinion, she doesn't really want your opinion. She wants her opinion - just in a deeper voice.

T. Rafael Cimino, The Heir Apparent

Proximity to reality induces feelings of emptiness, horror and depression. Do not approach it alone.

Anthony Marais, Delusionism

Being married cuts on your freedom. Having a husband or a relationship at all puts constraints on you. by Michael.

Emily Giffin, Baby Proof

One of the things you learn about being married is that being with someone day in and day out can make you so comfortable that you risk losing your tact.

Apol Lejano-Massebieau

Don't be fretting...about me marrying. Marrying's a trouble and not marrying's a trouble and I sticks to the trouble I knows.

L.M. Montgomery, Pat of Silver Bush

It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession

Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.

Gwyneth Paltrow

In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Caroline Kennedy
You don’t marry someone you can live with. You marry the person who you cannot live without.

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