Marriage quotes page 3
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an
Leonardo da Vinci
All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some
Franklin P. Jones
I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an
uncommonly good marriage. We are actors, we make pictures - and that's about all we have
in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their
husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with
the neighbourhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have
separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends - and not impose one upon the other.
I had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.
Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of
If I get married, I want to be very married.
There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the
other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise,
you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you,
you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life,
you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in
the day like a sister does, and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.
Tolerance is the one essential ingredient... You can take it from me that the Queen has the
quality of tolerance in abundance.
Prince Philip, word of advice for a successful marriage
If "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," maybe a compliment a day will keep the counselor
There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it.
The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.
The purpose of relationships is not to have another complete you. But to have another with
whom to share your completeness.
Neale Donald Walsch
Women don't gamble as much as men because their total instinct for gambling is satisfied by
Marriage is like vitamins: we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements.
The reason that husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong
to different sexes.
A good marriage is like an incredible retirement fund. You put everything you have into it
during your productive life, and over the years it turns from silver to gold to platinum.
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued
with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be
forgiveness and gratefulness.
The best way to get a husband to do anything is to suggest that he is too old to do it.
A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission
Mary Anne Evans
Marriage should be a duet. When one sings, the other claps.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and
reason - and indeed all the sweets of life.
Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.
A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right,
though neither believes it.
It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.
Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.
Madame de Rieux
There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing
matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
It's the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it's the little differences that
make them interesting.
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, appreciated a
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 the result of being married to you.
The trouble with wedlock is, there's not enough wed and too much lock.
In marriage, being the right person is as important as finding the right person.
Wilbert Donald Gough