Marriage Quotes

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Jane Austen

As you become older, you become less judgmental and take offense less. But marriage is hard work; the illusion that you get married and live happily ever after is absolute rubbish.

Julie Andrews

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

Oscar Wilde

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold on to him. After marriage, she has to hold on to him to make love to him.

Marilyn Monroe

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.

Hemant Joshi

A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.

Dean Stanley

Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Marriage is ever made by destiny.

George Chapman

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

Joseph Campbell

Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature.

Julia Ward Howe

Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.

Thomas Moore

If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all.

Richard Bach

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving, instead of actually getting up and leaving.

Erica Mann Jong
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