Hot & Heavy: 543 Quotes About Good Marriages

Written by Angela Atkinson

Looking for quotes about good marriages? Quotes about happy marriages? Marriage and love quotes in general? Here are 543 of our favorites!

  1. Still_In_Love_by_chrisbstacey“I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.  Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?  ~Author Unknown
  2. “What’s for dinner?” is the only question many husbands ask their wives, and the only one to which they care about the answer.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  3. [M]y mother once told me that if a married couple puts a penny in a pot for every time they make love in the first year, and takes a penny out every time after that, they’ll never get all the pennies out of the pot.  ~Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City, 1978
  4. [W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.  ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
  5. “A fool in love makes no sense to me. I only think you are a fool if you do not love.”-Unknown
  6. “A good marriage at age 50 predicted positive aging at 80. But, surprisingly, low cholesterol levels did not.”-George Valliant, MD, Harvard Medical School
  7. “A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” -Diane Sawyer
  8. “A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world.” -Robert Brault
  9. “A good marriage is good for you. That isn’t just a platitude. Mounting research shows that it is the literal truth. When your marriage is healthy, your body and mind are healthier.”-Cliff Isaacson
  10. “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” ~Pearl Buck
  11. “A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.”-Rainer Maria Rilke
  12. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”-Dave Meurer
  13. “A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.”-Fawn Weaver
  14. “A great spouse loves you exactly the way you are. An extraordinary spouse helps you grow; inspires you to be, do and give your very best.”-Fawn Weaver
  15. “A happy man married the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries.”-Susan Douglas
  16. “A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.”-Fawn Weaver
  17. “‎A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life.”-Joseph Addison
  18. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
  19. “A happy marriage is a selfless journey in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” -George & Yvonne Levy
  20. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”-Robert Quillen
  21. “A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.”-Anne Taylor Flemming
  22. “A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.”-Darlene Schacht
  23. “A loving marriage helps transform us from the person we once were to the marvelous person we were always meant to be.”-Fawn Weaver
  24. “A marriage is a gift. It should be opened up and enjoyed.”-Greg Evans
  25. “A relationship is like a house. When a light bulb burns out you don’t go and buy a new house, you change the light bulb.”-Unknown
  26. “A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.”-Darlene Schacht
  27. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”-Mignon McLaughlin
  28. “A wise physician once said, ‘The best medicine for humans is love.’ Someone asked, ‘What if it doesn’t work?’ He smiled and answered, ‘Increase the dose’.”-Unknown
  29. “Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.”-Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
  30. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”-John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  31. “Any home can be a castle when the king and queen are in love.”-Unknown
  32. “Any reason is a good reason and any time is a good time to say ‘I Love You.’” -Fawn Weaver
  33. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu
  34. “Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.”-Stephen Gaines
  35. “Being loved makes us smile. Being married makes us grow…and smile.” -Fawn Weaver
  36. “Being married is the nicest thing to be.”–Germaine from the movie, “If A Man Answers”
  37. “Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.”-Unknown
  38. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” -Simone Signoret
  39. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”-Henry Ford
  40. “Don’t compare your love story to those you watch in movies. They’re written by screenwriters, yours is written by God.” -Unknown
  41. “Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.”-James C. Dobson
  42. “Enjoy the little things in life… For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”-Kurt Vonnegut
  43. “Excitement and fire are not qualities inherent to relationships they are what happen when two people make marriage the number one priority.”-Michele Weiner-Davis
  44. “Family: Where life begins and love never ends.”-Unknown
  45. “Follow your heart wherever it may take you and my heart is with You, YOU are my heart” -Belinda Descombes, HWC member
  46. “For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”-Rosemond Gerard
  47. “Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.” -Timothy Keller
  48. “Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.”-Unknown
  49. “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.”-Fawn Weaver
  50. “Happiness in marriage is a moment by moment choice. A decision to love, forgive, grow and grow old together.”-Fawn Weaver
  51. “Happiness is by choice…not by chance.”-Unknown
  52. “Happiness: “You Bring Your Own Weather To The Picnic.” ~Gretchen Rubin
  53. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.”-Tom Mullen
  54. “Having a partner in this lifetime -to grow together, love completely, ride out every storm and overcome all of life’s challenges- is one of the most beautiful blessings of marriage.”-Fawn Weaver
  55. “I can’t say anymore than I love you. Anything else would be a waste of breath.”-Elvis Costello
  56. “I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps.”-Rocky Balboa (Rocky, the movie)
  57. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”-Mother Teresa
  58. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”-Rita Rudner
  59. “I miss you a little, I guess you could say, a little too much, a little too often, and a little more each day.”-Anonymous
  60. “I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.”-Candice Bergen
  61. “I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding.”-Unknown
  62. “I’ve learned … that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.” -Andy Rooney
  63. “If it’s important to her, then it’s important to me.”-Greg Provance
  64. “If you live to be 100, I hope to be 100 minus 1 day, So I never have to live without you.”-Winnie the Pooh
  65. “If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wonders.”-Unknown
  66. “In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.” -Robert Sexton
  67. “In every marriage, more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and to continue to find, grounds for marriage.”-Robert Anderson
  68. “In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer.” -H. Norman Wright and Gary Oliver
  69. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”-Albert Clark
  70. “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing.”-Mignon McLaughlin
  71. “In the enriching of marriage, the big things are the little things. There must be constant appreciation for each other and thoughtful demonstration of gratitude. A couple must encourage and help each other grow. Marriage is a joint quest for the good, the beautiful, and the divine”-James E. Faust
  72. “In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all.”-Anne S Swetchine
  73. “It is a risk to love – what if it doesn’t work out? . . . Ah, but what if it does!”-Peter McWilliams
  74. “It is love that makes the impossible possible.”-Indian Proverb
  75. “It is love that makes the impossible possible.”-Indian Proverb
  76. “It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”-Thomas Mann
  77. “It’s always nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile even when they’re not around.”-Unknown
  78. “It’s the little things that keep us together. Those little things will make me love you forever.”-Sonia Schaad
  79. “Keep choosing happiness and happiness will keep choosing you.” -Fawn Weaver
  80. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.”-Oscar Wilde
  81. “Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.” -Fawn Weaver
  82. “Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.”-Rene Yasenek
  83. “Lean on each other’s strengths. Forgive each other’s weaknesses.”-Unknown
  84. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”-Victor Hugo
  85. “Love and respect will make any good relationship better.”-Stephen Ramjenan
  86. “‎Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”-Sam Levenson
  87. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.”-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  88. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”-Franklin P. Jones
  89. “Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made everyday, made new.”-Ursula LeGuin
  90. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give — which is everything.”-Anonymous
  91. “Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.”-Finnish Proverb
  92. “Love is a language spoken by everyone, but understood only by a heart.”-Shirley Rindani
  93. “Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”-Barbara Cage
  94. “Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” ~John Lennon
  95. “Love is always bestowed as a gift -freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved, we love to love.” -Leo Buscagalia
  96. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”-Peter Ustinov
  97. “Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.”-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  98. “Love is given to us as a time, but to keep it always, we must make it a place.” -Robert Brault
  99. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”-Unknown
  100. “Love is life. If you miss love, you miss life.”-Leo Buscalglia
  101. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”-Joseph Addison
  102. “Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.” -Nicholas Sparks
  103. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.”-Kay Knudsen
  104. “Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.”-Julins Gordon
  105. “Love is not blind, it sees but it doesn’t mind.”-Rizi Jane Baldon
  106. “Love is not something you look for… love is something you become.”-Alina Villasante
  107. “Love is not what the mind thinks, but what the heart feels.”-Greg Evans
  108. “Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil. Love rejoices with the truth. Love always protects. Love always trusts. Love always hopes. Love always perseveres. Love never fails.”-1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
  109. “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert Heinlein
  110. “Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.”-Fawn Weaver
  111. “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”-Oliver Wendell Holmes
  112. “Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.” -Hoosier Farmer
  113. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something knew about yourself.”-Andre Breton
  114. “Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.” -Max Lucado
  115. “Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”-Michael Leunig
  116. “Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.”-Anonymous
  117. “Love sees roses without thorns.”-German Proverb
  118. “Make a list of ten of your spouse’s faults, which, for the sake of your marriage, you will always overlook. You can live with those ten.” -J & G Murphy
  119. “Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”-Zig Ziglar
  120. “Marriage does not guarantee you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship and faith in your relationship to make it last.”-Unknown
  121. “Marriage has the power to set the course of your life as a whole. If your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble and weakness, it won’t matter. You will be able to move out into the world in strength.”-Timothy Keller
  122. “Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.”-Herman H. Kieval
  123. “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.”-Jennifer Smith
  124. “Marriage is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.” -Barbara Cage
  125. “Marriage is a thousand little things that make up the sum of our vows.” ~Darlene Schacht
  126. “Marriage is like a fine wine, if tended properly, it just gets better with age.”-Unknown
  127. “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. Its the way you love your partner every day.” -Barbara De Angelis
  128. “Marriage is our society’s most pro-child institution. If you want kids to do well, then you want marriage to do well.”-David Blankenhorn
  129. “Marriage is the virtuous exploration of love in its purest form and pleasure in its highest state.”-Fawn Weaver
  130. “Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.”-Imogene Stubbs
  131. “Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.” ~Dr. James Dobson
  132. “Marriage. It’s like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future.” -Diane Frolov
  133. “Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.” ~F. Burton Howard
  134. “Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length.”-Fawn Weaver
  135. “Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.”-Darlene Schacht
  136. “Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.”-Chinese Proverb
  137. “More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”-Doug Larson
  138. “Motto for the bride and groom: We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.”-Phyllis Koss
  139. “My husband is one of my greatest blessings from God. His love is a gift that I open every day.”-Darlene Schacht
  140. “My philosophy: If it doesn’t add love, trust & value to your life, it doesn’t belong in your life.”-Lisa Manyon
  141. “New love is the brightest and long love is the greatest. But revived love is the tenderest thing known on earth.”-Thomas Hardy
  142. “No one has ever measured (not even poets) how much love the heart can hold.” -Zelda Fitzgerald
  143. “No relationship is all sunshine, but once you’ve learned how to play in the rain, you’ve discovered the secret to surviving the passing storm together.”-Unknown
  144. “Nothing feels better than when you love someone with your whole heart and soul and they love you back even more.”-Karen Kostyla
  145. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”-Bertrand Russell
  146. “Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.”-H. Dean Rutherford (in a letter to his wife on their 59th wedding anniversary)
  147. “One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.”-Judith Viorst
  148. “One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.”-Robert Brault
  149. “One of the greatest gifts you can give your husband is your own wholeness.” –Stormie Omartian
  150. “One of the most amazing gifts in life is to find someone who knows all your flaws, differences, and mistakes, yet still loves everything about you.”-Unknown
  151. “One of the most beautiful things in the world is a woman’s heart. It is fragile yet strong. Delicate yet resilient. When a woman gives you her heart, she gives you her most prized possession. If you love, nurture, cherish and protect it, she’ll give you the world.” -Fawn Weaver
  152. “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” -Antoine de Saint Exupery
  153. “Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.”-Joseph Joubert
  154. “Rules for a happy marriage: 1. Never both be angry at the same time. 2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire. 3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your spouse. 4. If you have to criticize, do it lovingly. 5. Never bring up mistakes from the past. 6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other. 7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled. 8. At least once a day say a kind word or pay a compliment to your partner. 9. When you have done something wrong, admit it and ask for forgiveness. 10. It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is usually the one who does the most talking.”-Unknown
  155. “Show me a man who is smiling from ear-to-ear and living a beautiful life, and I’ll show you a man who is grateful for what he has and utterly in love with his wife.”-Fawn Weaver
  156. “Sometimes two people stay together for the sake of the kids — two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true.”-Robert Brault
  157. “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”-Barnett R. Brickner
  158. “The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning…but rather as love grows and develops over time.”-Fawn Weaver
  159. “The best love is the one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself.”-Unknown
  160. “The best proof of love is trust.”-Joyce Brothers
  161. “The best thing about me is you.”-Shannon Crown
  162. “The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.”-Fawn Weaver
  163. “The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.”-Peter De Vries
  164. “The couple who prays together – stays together.”-Unknown
  165. “The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.”-Fawn Weaver
  166. “The doors of happiness remain locked. When they are unlocked, they swing open quickly and widely but close right behind them. They must be reopened throughout each day and there is but one key that fits that lock: Gratitude.”-Fawn Weaver
  167. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”-Unknown
  168. “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” -Robert C. Dodds
  169. “The greatest favour we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.”-Eucharista Ward
  170. “The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.”-Fawn Weaver
  171. “The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.”-Orlando Battista
  172. “The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.”-Benjamin Franklin
  173. “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.”-William Lyon Phelps
  174. “The highest love a person can have for you is to wish you to evolve into the best person you can be.”-David Viscott
  175. “The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become.”-Frank Pittman
  176. “The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.” ~Amy Grant
  177. “The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It’s focused attention.”-Rick Warren
  178. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”-Theodore Hesburgh
  179. “The most precious gift that marriage gave me was the constant impact of something very close and intimate, yet all the time unmistakably other, resistant – in a word, real.”-C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
  180. “The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.”-Robert Brault
  181. “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make on your wedding day, and over and over again and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband…”-Barbara De Angelis
  182. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.”-Julia Child
  183. “The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.”-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  184. “The True Measure Of Success is determined by your home life.”-Dan Black
  185. “There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?”-Mary Oliver
  186. “There are few things in life more beautiful than a couple in love and a marriage in full bloom.”-Fawn Weaver
  187. “There are few things more frightening to a man than giving away his heart. And there are few things more comforting to a man than to know the woman he gave his heart to, will protect it with her life.” -Fawn Weaver
  188. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.”-John Lennon
  189. “There comes a time when a man and woman realize that their separate schemes can be better achieved as a conspiracy.”-Robert Brault
  190. “There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.”-Ronald Reagan
  191. “There is no greater risk than matrimony. But there is nothing happier than a happy marriage.”-Former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli
  192. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”-Henry David Thoreau
  193. “There is no such thing as a perfect man or a perfect marriage. But the one I have is perfect for me.”-Fawn Weaver
  194. “There is nothing more admirable than two people who see eye-to-eye keeping house as man and wife, confounding their enemies, and delighting their friends.”-Homer
  195. “There is only one happiness in life; to love and be loved.”-George Sand
  196. “They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.”-Diane Sollee
  197. “They say, ‘It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.’ I say, ‘It is better to love and when you get discouraged, love some more, and never lose your love at all.”-Fawn Weaver
  198. “This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.”-Rainer Maria Rilke
  199. “To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”-Robert Brault
  200. “To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.” -Marnie Reed Crowell
  201. “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”-Ogden Nash
  202. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”-David Viscott
  203. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”-Unknown
  204. “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.”-Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  205. “True story… Once upon a time there lived a wife with the most incredible husband ever… The End.”-Darlene Schacht
  206. “Turn your love into promises, that when you doubt your love, you may simply ask, “Am I keeping my promises?”-Robert Brault
  207. “Two things are owed to truthfulness: lasting marriages and short friendships.”-Robert Brault
  208. “Walking with your hand in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.”-Fawn Weaver
  209. “Was it love at first sight? It wasn’t then – but it sure is now.”-Ann Meara (comedian Ben Stiller’s mom), married 58 years
  210. “We adore more than we irritate, that’s why we’ve lasted so long.” -Cathy Thorne
  211. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”-Sam Keen
  212. “We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It’s called love.”-Gene Perret
  213. “We love the things we love for what they are.”-Robert Frost
  214. “We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.”-Brian Andres
  215. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”-Frederick Keonig
  216. “We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” -Tom Robbins
  217. “What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.”-Nathaniel Hawthorne
  218. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.”-George Eliot
  219. “What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” -Tad Carpenter
  220. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ~Emily Brontë
  221. “When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer.”-Unknown
  222. “When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.”-Warren Buffett
  223. “When there is love in a marriage, there is harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home, there is contentment in the community; when there is contentment in the community, there is prosperity in the nation; when there is prosperity in the nation, there is peace in the world.”-Chinese Proverb
  224. “When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of gain, that is a lack of integrity. When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of greater understanding with your spouse, that’s called wisdom.”-Fawn Weaver
  225. “Where there is love, there is life.”-Mahatma Gandhi
  226. “Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  227. “You didn’t learn how to play an instrument well in one night. It will take time to learn how to “make music” with your spouse too.” -J & G Murphy
  228. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact they’re not.”-Jodi Picoult
  229. “You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.”-Richard Needham
  230. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”-Dr. Seuss
  231. “You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.” ~Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)
  232. “Your priorities aren’t what you SAY they are. They are revealed by how you live. What does your life say about the value of your family and marriage?”-Marriage Today
  233. ‎”…Your gift to me is uninsurable. No appraiser can put a value on it… It’s like fruit of the month or a lifetime subscription – a perpetual-motion happiness machine. It starts off fresh and brand new every day, shining up my whole world…”-Ronald Reagan – in a letter to his wife Nancy
  234. ‎”No one can go back and change how it started but a new future for any marriage can begin the moment one person begins to invest in it.”-Fawn Weaver
  235. A butterfly in her cocoon
  236. A church filled with family and friends.
  237. A dog is much like a married man, obeying his master’s voice for the sake of his master’s touch.  ~Robert Brault,
  238. A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.  ~James H. Boren
  239. A fellow ought to save a few of the long evenings he spends with his girl till after they’re married.  ~Kin Hubbard
  240. A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel:  expensive, but worth it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  241. A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.  ~Michel de Montaigne, Essays
  242. A great poet has seldom sung of lawfully wedded happiness, but of free and secret love; and in this respect, too the time is coming when there will no longer be one standard of morality for poetry and another for life.  To anyone tender of conscience, the ties formed by a free connection are stronger than the legal ones.  ~Ellen Key, quoted by Sprading in Liberty and the Great Libertarians
  243. ‘A great spouse loves you exactly as you are. An extraordinary spouse helps you grow; inspires you to be, do and give your very best.’ -Fawn Weaver
  244. A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.  ~Andre Maurois
  245. A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.  ~Ruth Bell Graham
  246. A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.  ~Helen Rowland
  247. A little boy resting
  248. A little girl praying
  249. A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.  ~Anne Taylor Fleming
  250. A love that lasts for twenty years may be better than love, but it isn’t love.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  251. A man in love is incomplete until he has married.  Then he’s finished.  ~Zsa Zsa Gabor
  252. A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.  ~W. Somerset Maugham
  253. A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.  ~H.L. Mencken
  254. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.  ~African Proverb
  255. A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals
  256. A million stars without form
  257. A perfect marriage is one in which “I’m sorry” is said just often enough.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  258. A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.  ~Joey Adams
  259. A question asked in a Surrey school exam went:  “Why do cocks crow early every morning?”  A twelve-year-old replied:  “My dad says they have to make the most of it while the hens are asleep.”  ~Quoted in the Peterborough Daily Telegraph, 1983
  260. A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union.  He is an incomplete animal.  He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.  ~Benjamin Franklin
  261. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  262. A swan in the lake
  263. A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.  ~Paul Sweeney
  264. A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.  ~Grace Hansen
  265. A woman ought to look up to her husband, if only a half-inch.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  266. A woman who loves her husband is merely paying her bills.  A woman who loves her lover gives alms to the poor.  ~Paul-Jean Toulet
  267. Adultery is the application of democracy to love.  ~Henry Louis Mencken, “Sententiae,” A Book of Burlesques, 1920
  268. Affairs are just as disillusioning as marriage, and much less restful.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  269. After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her – and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.  ~Helen Rowland
  270. After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6º of marriage!  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  271. Against them while they stand so. ~Maxwell Anderson
  272. Alimony – The ransom that the happy pay to the devil.  ~H.L. Mencken, “Sententiae,” A Book of Burlesques, 1920
  273. Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.  ~Arthur Baer
  274. All marriages are happy.  It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.  ~Raymond Hull
  275. Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.  ~Sydney J. Harris
  276. An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. ~Pliny the Younger, Letters
  277. An orchid in full bloom
  278. And he vows his passion is
  279. And when will there be an end of marrying?  I suppose, when there is an end of living!  ~Tertullian
  280. -Andre Maurois
  281. Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.  ~Isadora Duncan
  282. Any married man should forget his mistakes – no use two people remembering the same thing.  ~Duane Dewel
  283. As a general guideline, never marry anyone that you can’t picture helping you go to the bathroom. ~Robert Brault,
  284. As a man, I’ve learned that there is nothing easier in married life than pleasing your wife with your cooking.  ~Robert Brault,
  285. As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.  ~Socrates
  286. Bachelor:  the only man who has never told his wife a lie.  ~Author Unknown
  287. Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.  ~H.L. Mencken
  288. 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
  289. Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.  ~Helen Rowland
  290. Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.  If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.  ~Jean Kerr, Mary, Mary, 1960
  291. Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.  ~William Penn
  292. Bigamy is having one husband or wife too many.  Monogamy is the same.  ~Oscar Wilde
  293. Bride, n.  A woman with a fine prospect behind her.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911
  294. But married once, a man is stak’d or pown’d, and cannot graze beyond his own hedge.  ~Philip Massinger, Fatal Dowry, 1632
  295. By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.  ~Socrates
  296. By the time you’re his
  297. Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  ~Simone Signoret
  298. Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other!  How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.  ~Charles Dickens
  299. Courtship to marriage is as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.  ~William Congreve, The Old Bachelor, 1693
  300. Dew covered grass
  301. Divorce:  The past tense of marriage.  ~Author Unknown
  302. Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness?  It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.  ~Henny Youngman
  303. Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.  ~James C. Dobson
  304. Don’t smother each other.  No one can grow in shade.  ~Leo Buscaglia
  305. Either about God’s secrets or one’s wife. ~Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
  306. English Law prohibits a man from marrying his mother-in-law.  This is our idea of useless legislation.  ~Author Unknown
  307. -Fawn Weaver, Still
  308. For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.  ~Bill Cosby, Love and Marriage
  309. Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.  ~Zsa Zsa Gabor
  310. Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.  After you get used to it, it ain’t so hot.  ~Minnie Pearl
  311. Give up all hope of peace so long as your mother-in-law is alive.  ~Juvenal, Satires
  312. God created sex.  Priests created marriage.  ~Voltaire
  313. Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
  314. Has washed the dishes with his wife
  315. He said one that would make me his wife. ~Author Unknown
  316. He still is largely celibate. ~Christopher Morley, Washing the Dishes
  317. Here’s to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented!  ~Heinrich Heine
  318. He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.  ~Mae West
  319. Home cooking:  where many a man thinks his wife is.  ~Author Unknown
  320. How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.  ~Oscar Wilde
  321. Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.  ~Barry Goldwater
  322. Husbands are like fires.  They go out when unattended.  ~Zsa Zsa Gabor
  323. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
  324. I came from a big family.  As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.  ~Lewis Grizzard
  325. I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
  326. I figure that the degree of difficulty in combining two lives ranks somewhere between rerouting a hurricane and finding a parking place in downtown Manhattan.  ~Claire Cloninger, “When the Glass Slipper Doesn’t Fit and the Silver Spoon is in Someone Else’s Mouth”
  327. I guess walking slow getting married is because it gives you time to maybe change your mind.  ~Virginia Cary Hudson, O Ye Jigs & Juleps, 1962  (Thanks, Charlene)
  328. 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
  329. 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
  330. I love being married.  It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.  ~Rita Rudner
  331. I never even believed in divorce until after I got married.  ~Diane Ford
  332. I never knew what real happiness was until I got married.  And by then it was too late.  ~Max Kauffman
  333. 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
  334. I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage, and guarantee he’d be dead within the year.  ~Bette Davis
  335. If I ever marry, it will be on a sudden impulse – as a man shoots himself.  ~H.L. Mencken
  336. If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.  ~Author Unknown
  337. If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
  338. If you are afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.  ~Anton Chekhov
  339. If you haven’t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven’t seen her smile her prettiest.  ~Kin Hubbard
  340. If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  341. If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.  ~Alan King
  342. If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.  ~Katharine Houghton Hepburn
  343. If your husband and a lawyer were drowning and you had to choose, would you go to lunch or to a movie?  ~Author Unknown
  344. In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare.  Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.  ~Robert Sexton
  345. In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce.  The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.  ~Robert Anderson, Solitaire & Double Solitaire
  346. In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism.  Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again…. We are not ridiculous to ourselves.  We are ageless.  That is the luxury of the wedding ring.  ~Enid Bagnold, Autobiography, 1969
  347. In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued.  ~Helen Rowland, Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, 1909
  348. In the early years, you fight because you don’t understand each other.  In the later years, you fight because you do.  ~Joan Didion
  349. In the long run wives are to be paid in a peculiar coin – consideration for their feelings.  As it usually turns out this is an enormous, unthinkable inflation few men will remit, or if they will, only with a sense of being overcharged.  ~Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal, 1974
  350. In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy.  The truth is precisely the opposite:  it begins all.  ~Anne Sophie Swetchine
  351. Infinite, undying
  352. Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, 1850
  353. It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.  ~Benjamin Disraeli
  354. It gives me a headache to think about that stuff.  I’m just a kid.  I don’t need that kind of trouble.  ~Kenny, age 7, when asked if it’s better to be single or married
  355. 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.  ~Balzac, Physiologie du mariage, 1829
  356. It is easy to mistake being ready for a wedding with being ready for marriage.  ~Robert Brault,
  357. It is not for the fresh cheek, the full lip, the fair forehead, the parted sweeps of sunny hair, and the girlish charm of form and features, that we love the wives who have walked hand in hand with us for years, but for new graces, opening each morning like flowers in the parterre, their predecessors having accomplished their beautiful mission and gone to seed. Old love renewed again, through new motives to love, is certainly a thing lovely in itself, and desirable by all whose ambition and happiness it is to sit supreme in a single heart… ~Timothy Titcomb (Josiah Gilbert Holland), Gold-foil: Hammered from Popular Proverbs
  358. It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail.  All that marriage does is to show people up.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
  359. It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it’s separating himself from all the others.  ~Helen Rowland, Violets and Vinegar
  360. It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.  ~John Stevenson
  361. It was Mrs. Campbell, for instance, who, on a celebrated occasion, threw her companion into a flurry by describing her recent marriage as “the deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue.”  ~Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns
  362. It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.  ~Robert Frost
  363. It’s a nasty divorce when they can’t agree on how to divvy up the His and Hers towels.  ~Robert Brault,
  364. It’s easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for years?  ~Author Unknown
  365. I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.  ~Lee Grant
  366. I’ve sometimes thought of marrying, and then I’ve thought again.  ~Noel Coward, 1956
  367. Lady, make a note of this:
  368. Leaves in the fall
  369. Like good wine, marriage gets better with age – once you learn to keep a cork in it.  ~Gene Perret
  370. Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.  ~Finnish Proverb
  371. Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.  ~Samuel Lichtenberg
  372. Love is grand; divorce a hundred grand.  ~Author Unknown
  373. Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.  ~Author Unknown
  374. Love requires a willingness to die; marriage, a willingness to live.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  375. Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths.  No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.  ~Mark Twain
  376. Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of 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, Marriage and Love
  377. Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
  378. Love-matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.  ~Countess of Blessington
  379. Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.  ~Stephen Leacock, Literary Lapses, 1910
  380. Many marriages are simply working partnerships between businessmen and housekeepers.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  381. Marriage ceremony:  an incredible metaphysical sham of watching God and the law being dragged into the affairs of your family.  ~O.C. Ogilvie
  382. Marriage changes passion – suddenly you’re in bed with a relative.  ~Author Unknown
  383. Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses.  ~English Proverb
  384. Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.  ~Beverley Nichols
  385. Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.  ~Thornton Wilder
  386. Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.  ~Charles Caleb Colton
  387. Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention.  ~Ian Hay
  388. Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.  ~Mae West
  389. Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.  ~Virginie des Rieux, Epigrams
  390. Marriage is a meal where the soup is better than the dessert.  ~Austin O’Malley
  391. Marriage is a mistake every man should make.  ~George Jessel
  392. Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.  ~Billy Connolly
  393. Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.  ~George Bernard Shaw
  394. Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.  ~St. Jerome, Attack on Jovinian
  395. Marriage is like a bank account.  You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.  ~Irwin Corey
  396. Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.  ~Evelyn Hendrickson
  397. Marriage is like pleading guilty to an indefinite sentence.  Without parole.  ~John Mortimer, The Trials of Rumpole
  398. Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed.  ~Hoshang N. Akhtar
  399. Marriage is nature’s way of ensuring that a woman picks up some mothering experience before she has her first child.  ~Robert Brault,
  400. Marriage is not a word – it is a sentence.  ~Author Unknown
  401. Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.  ~Ogden Nash
  402. Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.  ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  403. Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.  ~Langdon Mitchell
  404. Marriage isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  Let me tell you, honestly.  Marriage is probably the chief cause of divorce.  ~Larry Gelbart, M*A*S*H, “Bulletin Board,” original airdate 14 January 1975, spoken by the character Frank Burns
  405. Marriage means commitment.  Of course, so does insanity.  ~Author Unknown
  406. Marriage must constantly fight against a monster which devours everything:  routine.  ~Honore de Balzac
  407. Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.  ~Michel de Montaigne
  408. Marriage, n.  A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911
  409. Marriage:  A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.  ~Elbert Hubbard
  410. Marriage:  A word which should be pronounced “mirage.”  ~Herbert Spencer
  411. Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  412. Married life teaches one invaluable lesson:  to think of things far enough ahead not to say them.  ~Jefferson Machamer
  413. Marry someone who looks sexy while disappointed. ~”Phil’s-osophy” by Phil Dunphy (Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan, and Dan O’Shannon, Modern Family, “Schooled,” original airdate 2012 Oct 10)
  414. Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.  ~Josh Billings
  415. Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had.  ~Francis Rodman
  416. Men have a much better time of it than women.  For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.  ~H.L. Mencken
  417. Men never know how tired they are till their wives sit them down for a nice long talk.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  418. Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.  ~Madeleine de Scudery
  419. Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.  ~Rita Rudner
  420. Mistress:  something between a mister and a mattress.  ~Author Unknown
  421. More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.  ~Doug Larson
  422. Morning rays of sunlight
  423. Most marriages can survive “better or worse.”  The tester is all the years of “exactly the same.”  ~Robert Brault
  424. Most wives think of their husbands as bumbling braggarts with whom they happen to be in love.  ~Jackie Gleason
  425. Mother-in-law:  a woman who destroys her son-in-law’s peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers.  ~Author Unknown
  426. My husband and I divorced over religious differences.  He thought he was God, and I didn’t.  ~Author Unknown
  427. My mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom.  I said I’d hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit.  ~Jerry Hall
  428. My still point in a turning world
  429. My wife says I never listen to her.  At least I think that’s what she said.  ~Author Unknown
  430. My wife tells me she doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I’m not enjoying it.  ~Lee Trevino
  431. Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.  ~Jean Rostand, Le Mariage, 1927
  432. Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake.  ~Elbert Hubbard
  433. Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you’ll meet that night.  ~Paul Hornung
  434. Never go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight.  ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints, 1966
  435. Never marry for money.  Ye’ll borrow it cheaper.  ~Scottish Proverb
  436. Never strike your wife – even with a flower.  ~Hindu Proverb
  437. Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.  ~Author Unknown
  438. No man expects a great deal from marriage.  He is quite satisfied if his wife is a good cook, a good valet, an attentive audience, and a patient nurse.  ~Author Unknown
  439. No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.  ~Benjamin Disraeli
  440. No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.  ~H.L. Mencken
  441. Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.  ~Harlan Miller
  442. On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.  ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love
  443. Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.  ~Marlene Dietrich
  444. One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.  ~Judith Viorst
  445. One man’s folly is another man’s wife.  ~Helen Rowland
  446. One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour.  ~M.M. Musselman
  447. One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.  ~George MacDonald
  448. One of you is lying.~Dorothy Parker
  449. One should never know too precisely whom one has married.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  450. One shouldn’t be too inquisitive in life
  451. One thing you learn in a long marriage is how many sneezes to wait before saying, “Bless you.”  ~Robert Brault,
  452. Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.  ~Joseph Joubert
  453. Or polished up the silver plate –
  454. Originally marriage meant the sale of a woman by one man to another; now most women sell themselves though they have no intention of delivering the goods listed in the bill of sale.  ~Robert Graves
  455. Our marriage has always been a 50-50 proposition – with the possible exception of closet space.  ~Gene Perret
  456. Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.  ~Gene Perret
  457. Painted colors of a sunset
  458. People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images.  The exciting adventure of marriage is finding out who the partner really is.  ~James L. Framo, “Explorations in Marital & Family Therapy”
  459. Pity all newlyweds.  She cooks something nice for him, and he brings her flowers, and they kiss and think:  How easy marriage is.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  460. Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.  ~Groucho Marx
  461. Rain that cries no more
  462. She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.  ~Tommy Manville
  463. Shivering and sighing,
  464. Snow on a mountain
  465. So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.  ~Alexandre Dumas, fils
  466. Some marriages break up, and some do not, and in our world you can usually explain the former better than the latter.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  467. Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don’t have as much money.  That was a true but incomplete answer.  In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  ~Gloria Steinem
  468. Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.  ~Katherine Hepburn
  469. Spouse:  someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single.  ~Author Unknown
  470. Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.  ~Samuel Pepys
  471. Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.  ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916
  472. Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.  ~Barnett R. Brickner
  473. That all your courtship’s at an end.~Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza
  474. That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger.  ~George Eliot
  475. The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.  ~H.V. Prochnow
  476. The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.  ~Brendan Behan
  477. The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.  ~Peter De Vries
  478. The chief reason why marriage is rarely a success is that it is contracted while the partners are insane.  ~Joseph Collins
  479. The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.  ~A.P. Herbert
  480. The concern that some women show at the absence of their husbands, does not arise from their not seeing them and being with them, but from their apprehension that their husbands are enjoying pleasures in which they do not participate, and which, from their being at a distance, they have not the power of interrupting.  ~Michel de Montaigne
  481. The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.  ~Peter Devries
  482. The eye of the storm
  483. The highest happiness on earth is marriage.  ~William Lyon Phelps
  484. The husband who doesn’t tell his wife everything probably reasons that what she doesn’t know won’t hurt him.  ~Leo J. Burke
  485. The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.  ~Honore de Balzac, The Physiology of Marriage
  486. The man who never in his life
  487. The marriage of convenience has this to recommend it:  we are better judges of convenience than we are of love.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  488. The marriage state, with or without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven and Hell we are capable of receiving in this life.  ~Richard Steele, The Spectator
  489. The most dangerous food is wedding cake.  ~American Proverb
  490. The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.  ~Robert Brault,
  491. The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.  ~Gabriel García Márquez
  492. The reason for much matrimony is patrimony.  ~Ogden Nash
  493. The reason they’re called the opposite sex is because every time you think you have your wife fooled – it’s just the opposite!  ~Walter Winchell
  494. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.  ~Henny Youngman
  495. The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation.  It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  496. The surest way to be alone is to get married.  ~Gloria Steinem
  497. The total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.  ~Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
  498. The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.  ~Cher
  499. The view that a peptic ulcer may be the hole in a man’s stomach through which he crawls to escape from his wife has fairly wide acceptance.  ~John Allan Dalrymple Anderson
  500. The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous.  ~H.L. Mencken
  501. The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.  ~Heinrich Heine
  502. Then marriage may be said to be past in all quietnesse, when the wife is blind, and the husband deafe.  ~Thomas Heywood, “Dialogues”
  503. There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.  ~Martin Luther
  504. There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for granted relationship.  ~Iris Murdoch
  505. There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.  ~Menander
  506. There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first.  ~Adela Rogers St. Johns
  507. They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.  ~Alexander Pope, The Wife of Bath, 1713
  508. Think not because you are now wed
  509. Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves ’em still two fools.  ~William Congreve
  510. Though women are angels, yet wedlock’s the devil.  ~Byron, Hours of Idleness
  511. Three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.  ~Author Unknown
  512. Thus Dante’s motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage:  “Ye who enter here leave all hope behind.”  ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love
  513. To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.  ~E.W. Howe
  514. To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule:  Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room.  Good fire, good marriage, same rule.  ~Marnie Reed Crowell
  515. To keep your marriage brimming,
  516. Two lovers dancing in the night
  517. Two mothers-in-law.  ~Lord John Russell, on being asked what he would consider a proper punishment for bigamy
  518. Two things are owed to truthfulness – lasting marriages and short friendships.  ~Robert Brault,
  519. Valentine’s Day is when a lot of married men are reminded what a poor shot Cupid really is.  ~Author Unknown
  520. Wasn’t marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded.  Wasn’t it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars; of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and ugliness and beauty and hurt.  ~Edna Ferber, Show Boat, 1926, Water in a vase
  521. We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world.  It’s called love.  ~Gene Perret
  522. We were happily married for eight months.  Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years.  ~Nick Faldo
  523. Wedding rings:  the world’s smallest handcuffs.  ~Author Unknown
  524. Wedlock is a padlock.  ~John Ray, English Proverbs
  525. What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
  526. What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.  ~George Levinger
  527. What we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  528. When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.  ~Helen Rowland
  529. When a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.  ~Prince Philip
  530. When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.  ~Sacha Guitry, Elles et toi, 1948
  531. When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy.  ~The Brahma Sutras
  532. When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.  ~G.B. Shaw, Getting Married, 1908
  533. Why do married men gain weight while bachelors don’t?  Bachelors go to the refrigerator, see nothing they want, then go to bed.  Married guys go to the bed, see nothing they want, then go to the refrigerator.  ~Author Unknown
  534. Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?  ~Barbra Streisand
  535. Why get married?  For human beings, marriage is such an unnatural state.  If you want monogamy, it has been said, you should marry a swan.  ~Quentin Crisp, “The Art of Celibacy”
  536. Winds that have ceased
  537. With love in the loving cup,
  538. Wives are young men’s mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men’s nurses.  ~Francis Bacon, “Of Marriage and Single Life,” Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, 1625
  539. Woke up in bed with a gorgeous woman, who I’m going to have lunch and the rest of my life with.  ~Jason Barmer
  540. Women hope men will change after marriage but they don’t; men hope women won’t change but they do.  ~Bettina Arndt, Private Lives, 1986
  541. Women seem to be all right on bargains till it comes to picking out a husband.  ~Kin Hubbard
  542. You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself.  Successful marriage demands a certain death to self.  ~Jerry McCant
  543. You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, ’cause she’ll want to have videos of the wedding.  ~Jim, age 10


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