Marriage

Found 32 thoughts of marriage

Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.

Irish Proverb

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.

Paul Tournier

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There is no observation more frequently made by such as employ themselves in surveying the conduct of mankind, than that marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery, and that those who enter into that state can seldom forbear to express their repentance, and their envy of those whom either chance or caution hath withheld from it.

Samuel Johnson

If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.

Ovid

Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.

Euripides

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.

Mae West

I know nothing about sex because I was always married.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day.

Mickey Rooney

Happiness just wasn't part of the job description back then. You tried to find a helpmate to keep the cold wind and dogs at bay. Happiness just wasn't part of the equation. Survival was.

Robin Green

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

Alan Patrick Herbert

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.

Sir Walter Raleigh

I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie.

Edith Wharton

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Voltaire

One man's folly is another man's wife.

Helen Rowland

When I meet a man I ask myself, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?'

Rita Rudner

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed; they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.

Samuel Johnson

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

Rita Rudner

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

Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.

Kathleen Norris
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