Marriage - Quotes & Sayings

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Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

Franz Schubert

A good husband makes a good wife.

John Florio

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.

Booth Tarkington

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.

Socrates

Marriage isn't the end-point of a relationship. It's just a stepping stone, one aspect of a long-term evolution between two people who have, for whatever reason, decided to take a leap of faith and say, 'Well, hey, this is a person who I want to try with for the rest of my life.' Which is not a guarantee of perfection - far from it.

Marjorie Liu

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

Andre Maurois

When I'm weak, you can be strong; when I'm strong, you can be weak. That's what I believe marriage is.

Gisele Bundchen

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.

Barack Obama

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.

Gerald Brenan

My wife is my soul mate. I can't imagine being without her.

Matt Damon

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

If a relationship is going wrong, if a marriage is going wrong, the answer cannot simply be to say, 'You can't afford to break up because you are going to lose the house.' The answer has to be only one thing, which is 'I love you.'

Rory Stewart

In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children's classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples.

Lisa Madigan

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.

James Dobson

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.

Ellen DeGeneres

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.

Rumi

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.

Ann Landers

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

Oscar Wilde

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.

Jimmy Dean

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

Henny Youngman

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

Honore de Balzac

Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.

Melina Kanakaredes

In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, 'Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn't understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn't fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn't want it to get any worse. You're the mother of my kids - I don't want to hate you.'

Kevin Hart

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

Katharine Hepburn

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.

Iris Murdoch

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.

H. L. Mencken

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

Joseph Campbell

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.

Kinky Friedman

I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage.

Bob Newhart

I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.

Sam Levenson

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

Red Skelton

There is a lot of healing going on. Really! More people are vegetarians, more are in the green movement, more of us are tearing down the old paradigms and embracing same-sex marriage, single motherhood, men raising babies.

Iyanla Vanzant

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

Socrates

Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.

Jerry Seinfeld

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

Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.

Kevin Gates

The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.

John Updike

Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.

Abraham Maslow

I should have been out there having a wild time like all the other girls my age, but I wasn't. I was going home every night to what was, initially, a very happy marriage.

Amanda Holden

Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It's all about who you pick; in that first moment, did you pick the right person? I think you need to pick somebody who's more interested in being married than in getting married.

Rob Lowe

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

Groucho Marx

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

Benjamin Franklin

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Ogden Nash

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor