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“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

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” ― Martin Luther

“My wife is my soul mate. I can't imagine being without her.” ― Matt Damon

“Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.” ― Mark Twain

Wit is the sudden  of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.

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

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ― Mignon McLaughlin

“In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.” ― Gerald Brenan

“It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.” ― Rodney Dangerfield

“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” ― Henny Youngman

“Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.” ― Josh Billings

“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” ― Martin Luther

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.” ― Barbara De Angelis

“A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.” ― John C. Maxwell

“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” ― Franz Schubert

“I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.” ― Bonnie Tyler

“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time.” ― Julia Child

“Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.” ― Samuel Johnson

“Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.” ― St. Jerome

“When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.” ― Joseph Campbell

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” ― Winston Churchill

“Marriage is a journey. It's hills and valleys.” ― Eva Amurri

“I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?” ― Jackie Kennedy

“There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.” ― Clint Eastwood

“No one can understand how close a marriage actually is. You just don't know: with a husband and wife, they have a special connection.” ― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“We're used to boy meets girl, boy likes girl, instant attraction on TV. But you throw a son in there, you throw a marriage in there, and you've got some really good character stuff.” ― Matt Passmore

“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

“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 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

“Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.” ― William Shakespeare

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

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

“Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.” ― Boris Pasternak

“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

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

“Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage - it's two-sided.” ― John Wooden

“A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.” ― Michel de Montaigne

“In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb.” ― Miroslav Volf

“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

“Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.” ― Rodney Dangerfield

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” ― John Steinbeck

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.” ― Prince Philip

“My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage - everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ.” ― Lee Strobel

“I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it.” ― Rose Kennedy

“Marriage is a commitment for life. It is a permanent, lifelong relationship.” ― Dada Vaswani

“Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

“In my mind, marriage is a spiritual partnership and union in which we willingly give and receive love, create and share intimacy, and open ourselves to be available and accessible to another human being in order to heal, learn and grow.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

“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

“You can't have a happy family if you don't have a happy marriage.” ― Jeremy Sisto

“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” ― Groucho Marx

“I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.” ― Carson Daly

“The social relations which are the basis of the reproduction of the species are founded upon the continuous union of parents in marriage.” ― Maria Montessori

“I think men are mainly unfaithful because as they get older, they feel the urge to prove to themselves that they are still attractive. They need proof from outside the marriage. It's really sad. It's all about them. It's not about their wives at all.” ― Pattie Boyd

“I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.” ― Candace Cameron Bure

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

“People ask what the secret of a happy marriage is. If there is one, it's 'don't talk about it.'” ― Jane Asher

“I think people should be authentic and who they are. If that calls people to same-sex attraction and same-sex marriage, then they should be true to who they are, and I think that the world could benefit by more love.” ― Chris Gibson

“Gay marriage is going to happen. It must.” ― Lady Gaga

“Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.” ― Billy Connolly

“Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.” ― Zig Ziglar

What Is Marriage Quotes

“You're not just going out there, maybe sacrificing your own life. There's also sacrifices still going on at home. You can serve in the military and have a good marriage, but you just need to be aware of it so you can take those steps to take care of it.” ― Chris Kyle

“Marriage should be a duet - when one sings, the other claps.” ― Joe Murray

“A marriage ends up being a business deal: no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money.” ― Goldie Hawn

“An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.” ― Sacha Guitry

“The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.” ― Jackie Kennedy

“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.” ― Ann Landers

“I don't care how handsome or fabulous or funny the groom is, or how sweet and accommodating the bride, or vice versa. Marriage is hard.” ― Jenna McCarthy

“An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.” ― Booth Tarkington

“The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.” ― Oscar Wilde

“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

“Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?” ― Michelle Pfeiffer

“How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.” ― Oscar Wilde

“I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.” ― Colin Powell

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

“Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.” ― Voltaire

“There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.” ― C. S. Lewis

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“I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.” ― Joel Osteen

“Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.” ― John Lyly

“Gay marriage - it's not about two people being gay: it's about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married.” ― Luke Macfarlane

“Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.” ― H. L. Mencken

“Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.” ― Burt Reynolds

“Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.” ― Dick Gregory

“For at least a decade, Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, and stuck on social media. While that may not be entirely fair, they are notoriously liberal, overwhelmingly supporting left-leaning candidates and favoring policies like nationalized healthcare and same-sex 'marriage.'” ― Eric Metaxas

“Regarding marriage, it - somehow, it didn't happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.” ― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“A marriage doesn't have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.” ― Jessica Simpson

“Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.” ― Drew Barrymore

“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?” ― H. L. Mencken

“I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.” ― Gloria Steinem

“Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.” ― Melina Kanakaredes

“I think there is some credibility to the notion that marriage is an institution. It meant something very different hundreds of years ago when it became the norm for people to go off and pair.” ― Zak Orth

“Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.” ― Camille Paglia

“Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.” ― James Dobson

“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

“Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.” ― George Eliot

“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

“There's something about fall that very much translates into those nurturing, nostalgic food flavors. It's the season where you can really make the marriage of fresh produce with spices and aromatics.” ― Christina Tosi

“People might be surprised because I settled for an arranged marriage, but that's what's chosen for us.” ― Karan Patel

“If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.” ― Katharine Hepburn

“Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.” ― Sophia Bush

“I'm in love with love and totally believe in marriage, but that's not even on my radar right now. I am not putting energy into dating.” ― Selena Gomez

“To an honest judge, the alleged marriage between religion and science is a shallow, empty, spin-doctored sham.” ― Richard Dawkins

“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

“No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

“I'll say this: The media wasn't invited to my marriage, and they're definitely not invited into the divorce.” ― Ryan Reynolds

“The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.” ― Ezra Taft Benson

“I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.” ― Billy Graham

“I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.” ― Rita Rudner

“I haven't been faithful to my wife. Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible.” ― David Boreanaz

“I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one.” ― James Carville

“If you've experienced cheating in a new marriage, the real work is not obsessively combing through all the details of what happened, but rather figuring out if your relationship is worth saving.” ― Emily V. Gordon

“Marriage is anti-romantic - husband and wife are terms like 'turkey' and 'goose.' Worse, they denote ownership.” ― Thomas McGuane

“Perhaps my problem in marriage - and it is the problem of many women - was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.” ― Hedy Lamarr

“One of the things I discover a lot in marriage counseling is the husband or wife trying to get their spiritual thirst quenched by their partner; I think that's a real common mistake that we make.” ― Max Lucado

“Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.” ― Michel de Montaigne

“A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.” ― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do.” ― Earl Warren

“I definitely have a happy marriage and family life.” ― Viola Davis

“When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William's marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. 'Wet' is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin'.” ― Snoop Dogg

“But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren't getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?” ― Robert Downey, Jr.

“I've always had bizarre, negative feelings about anything traditional, like marriage and family. I never thought something like that worked.” ― Gerard Way

“Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.” ― Lewis Grizzard

“I was very influenced by the musicals and romantic comedies of the 1930s. I admired Gene Harlow and such, which probably explains why, since the end of my marriage, I've dated nothing but a succession of blondes.” ― Hugh Hefner

“Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.” ― Diane von Furstenberg

“I'm proud of who I am. I am proud of my husband and our marriage.” ― Pete Buttigieg

“Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.” ― Ogden Nash

“A good husband makes a good wife.” ― John Florio

“Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day.” ― Mickey Rooney

“When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.” ― Sacha Guitry

“Marriage, as an institution, is as dead as the dodo bird.” ― Joan Fontaine

“Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended.” ― Cher

“You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very, very happy about it.” ― Lily Tomlin

“Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.” ― Washington Irving

“I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.” ― Jim Carrey

“One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.” ― Honore de Balzac

“The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny.” ― Nikola Tesla

“Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.” ― P. J. O'Rourke

“Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.” ― Hesiod

“Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.” ― Joyce Brothers

“I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn't a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.” ― Ratan Tata

“You can be a liberal and accept same-sex marriage and all that, but that's your business.” ― Mahathir Mohamad

“What an uncertain thing, marriage - what an elusive thing, happiness!” ― Elizabeth Bibesco

“I am not into marriage. You look at all the marriages breaking down and all the people cheating on their marriages, and you become cynical. Marriage is nothing but a label.” ― Nargis Fakhri

“My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that's the position I take.” ― Nick Jonas

“You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.” ― Omar Khayyam

“Love is often the fruit of marriage.” ― Moliere

“Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.” ― Bono

“Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.” ― Helen Rowland

“I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.” ― Ava Gardner

“I don't think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.” ― Frank Carson

“A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.” ― Andre Maurois

“To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.” ― Ogden Nash

“In Italy, they say rain on your wedding day is symbolic of fresh beginnings, cleansing, a pure marriage, and also a wet knot that can't be untied.” ― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.” ― Jackie Kennedy

“There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.” ― Oscar Wilde

“In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.” ― William Penn

“Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.” ― Oscar Wilde

“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

“All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.” ― Red Skelton

“Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.” ― Ellen Key

“If I write a book where all I've ever experienced is success, people won't take a positive lesson from it. In being candid, I have to own up to my own failures, both in my marriage and in my work environment.” ― Sonia Sotomayor

“I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.” ― Bette Davis

“I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage.” ― Bob Newhart

“Never stay in a bad marriage, and don't hang around with psycho coke fiends.” ― Joe Rogan

“Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.” ― Erma Bombeck

“In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that's ever happened to me.” ― Caroline Kennedy

“If I get married, I want to be very married.” ― Audrey 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

“Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own.” ― Eddie Cantor

“A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.” ― Helen Rowland

“Dancing along with family members and old friends, especially during a marriage, is a memorable experience.” ― The Great Khali

“Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.” ―H. L. Mencken

“Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.” ― Voltaire

“Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.” ― Robert Kiyosaki

“Judaism doesn't recognize gay marriage, just as we don't recognize milk and meat together as kosher, and nothing will change it... I'm not a hypocrite; I state my positions.” ― Naftali Bennett

“Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.” ― Groucho Marx

“My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.” ― Rodney Dangerfield

“Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.” ― Isadora Duncan

“The great marriages are partnerships. It can't be a great marriage without being a partnership.” ― Helen Mirren

“There is nothing wrong with your marriage if you're dealing with bills and kids and the broken garbage disposal and in-laws and work demands. That's a normal marriage.” ― Phil McGraw

“A lasting relationship isn't about marriage. It's about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.” ― Goldie Hawn

“A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.” ― Debra Winger

“My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.” ― Carnie Wilson

“He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.” ― Mae West

“I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things - such as traditional marriage - that, I think, express a community's concern and regard for a particular institution.” ― Barack Obama

“Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.” ― Amy Grant

“The cute thing about being in a relationship is that you always miss being around your partner. After marriage, the good part is that you've got them forever. You have everything you wanted, and there's nothing more to achieve.” ― Barun Sobti

“A troubled marriage can be as hazardous to physical health as cigarette smoking.” ― Robert J. Waldinger

“That's my prescription for a happy marriage - marry someone who doesn't do anything similar to what you do.” ― Maxine Kumin

“Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.” ― Mae West

“If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.” ― Michel de Montaigne

“Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right.” ― Cory Booker

“A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.” ― Eddie Cantor

“I think marriage is a boring and fault-ridden contractual obligation.” ― Henry Rollins

“May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” ― Rumi

“I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.” ― Barack Obama

“Marriage has changed Himmanshoo in some ways. Throughout our 10 years of courtship, he was more liberal. But after marriage, he has become a typical Indian husband.” ― Amruta Khanvilkar

“One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that's not always the case.” ― Alana Stewart

“As a former resident with strong personal and ministry ties to the North Star State, I pray that the good people of Minnesota will show their support for God's definition of marriage, between a man and a woman.” ― Billy Graham

“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

“I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people.” ― Joel Osteen

“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

“Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.” ― Charlize Theron

“Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement.” ― Maggie Gallagher

“After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.” ― Mel Gibson

“Spiritually, we have marginalized the Bible. We've trivialized marriage, and we've neutralized the church. America today is in great turmoil. It feels like the soul of our nation has been taken from us.” ― David Jeremiah

“The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.” ― Harriet Martineau

“A sap run is the sweet goodbye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.” ― John Burroughs

“In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don't baptize the children of single mothers because they weren't conceived in the sanctity of marriage. These are today's hypocrites. Those who clericalize the church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation.” ― Pope Francis

“Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.” ― Susan B. Anthony

“The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.” ― Eminem

“I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.” ― Barack Obama

“Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.” ― Jimmy Dean

“When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.” ― Queen Victoria

“At the end of the day, I know that I would rather be alone and occasionally lonely and unhappy than in a miserable marriage and lonely and unhappy all the time. I don't mind being single. In fact, I like it.” ― Alana Stewart

“I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.” ― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.” ― Woody Allen

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” ― Andre Maurois

“Well I don't know that I'm okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one - I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally.” ― L. Ron Hubbard

“Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing... the secret of having it all is loving it all.” ― Joyce Brothers

“Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.” ― Thomas Moore

“I had a realization in the midst of my happy marriage that I had kind of lost most of my friends - my male friends in particular. And I started wondering if my wife, who was certainly my best friend, supplanted those relationships.” ― Matthew Weiner

“Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.” ― Soren Kierkegaard

“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

“Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.” ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“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

“Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.” ― J. Paul Getty

“The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.” ― Dolly Parton

“A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.” ― Andre Maurois

“In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.” ― Helen Rowland

“The Bible is clear - God's definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.” ― Billy Graham

“Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.” ― Hesiod

“Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.” ― William O. Douglas

“Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.” ― Kim Kardashian

“It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.” ― Jane Austen

“It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.” ― Euripides

“Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.” ― Johnny Carson

“Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.” ― Ambrose Bierce

“Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.” ― Herbert Spencer

“The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“We want our marriage to be a triumph, not a tragedy.” ― Joyce Meyer

“It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.” ― Herbert Samuel

“I had a happy marriage and a nice wife. I accomplished everything you can. What more can you want?” ― Max Schmeling

“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” ― Henny Youngman

“A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.” ― Gloria Steinem

“How hard it is to have the beautiful interdependence of marriage and yet be strong in oneself alone.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.” ― Helen Rowland

“Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It's harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next.” ― Pink

“Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.” ― Marvin Gaye

“I like marriage. The idea.” ― Toni Morrison

“When you see a merger between two giants in a declining industry, it can look like the financial version of a couple having a baby to save a marriage.” ― Adam Davidson

“I think Mozart's operas 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Don Giovanni' are the two most perfect ever written. The music is magical.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.” ― Honore de Balzac

“More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

“May these vows and this marriage be blessed.” ― Rumi

“I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married.” ― Doris Lessing

“My marriage to Marjorie is the most rewarding thing that ever happened to me. She gave me a life and a relationship that I didn't know existed.” ― Steve Harvey

“Of course I love being in love - but it is marriage that really fulfills me. But not in every case.” ― Zsa Zsa Gabor

“Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.” ― Richard Pryor

“Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.” ― Jean de la Bruyere

“A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.” ― Queen Victoria

“Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?” ― Hillary Clinton

“Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.” ― Jean Cocteau

“When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.” ― Robert Anton Wilson

“My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.” ― Lisa Bonet

“We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.” ― Raquel Welch

“Marriage is like a formality for me.” ― David Copperfield

“They say marriage will change you but it didn't change me. Being in love changed me.” ― R. Kelly

“If there's a rift in the marriage - if someone feels neglected, frustrated, tempted by others, or unsure - then trouble can easily arise.” ― Kate Christensen

“After marriage, most women keep aside their aspirations and dreams as their priorities change.” ― Manju Warrier

“I realize that of all people, I am no expert on parenting or marriage.” ― Mika Brzezinski

“In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.” ― Tsai Ing-wen

“Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.” ― Thomas Love Peacock

“The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably.” ― Anita Ekberg

“They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.” ― Alexander Pope

“In the course of a marriage, one accommodates the other.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.” ― Honore de Balzac

“The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.” ― Hedy Lamarr

“Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

“The sweet companionship of eternal marriage is one of the greatest blessings God has granted to His children.” ― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“A sense of humor is great - it goes a long, long way in a marriage.” ― Chris Rock

“Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“Marriage is a great institution.” ― Elizabeth Taylor

“I just don't find marriage a necessary step in a couple's life.” ― Shakira

“The death of marriage has been announced so often and would seem so normal, in a sense. So what's surprising is the sheer longevity and tenacity of this institution.” ― Alain de Botton

“Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.” ― Katharine Hepburn

“Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.” ― Michel de Montaigne

“Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.” ― Joseph Joubert

“Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough.” ― Ingrid Bergman

“I always say now that I'm in my blonde years. Because since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonde.” ― Hugh Hefner

“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

“Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what's more life-affirming than cold, hard cash?” ― Dennis Miller

“My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman.” ― Ben Carson

“The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.” ― Amy Grant

“I tried marriage. I'm 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer - I believe in numbers. I'm not going 0 for 4. I'm not wearing a golden sombrero.” ― Charlie Sheen

“The marriage of computing and connectivity without the shackles of being tethered to a location is one of the biggest disruptive forces of modern times.” ― Om Malik

“If traditional marriage is not the law of the land, the institution of the family will cease to exist.” ― James Dobson

“Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.” ― Rita Rudner

“I yearned for a long, happy marriage with one person.” ― Ginger Rogers

“Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.” ― Stephen Leacock

“It was the only ambition I ever had - not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.” ― Doris Day

“No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.” ― Rutherford B. Hayes

“Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate.” ― Joe Moore

“Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.” ― Douglas William Jerrold

“Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.” ― Alphonse Karr

“My friends, they get married at 15 years old. I saw them with bruises on their faces. I realized this is the real face of child marriage.” ― Sonita Alizadeh

“I have an idea of marriage as being a sharing type of deal.” ― Troy Aikman

“I love our traditional marriage. I would never cheat on Hank.” ― Kendra Wilkinson

“Marriage is a blood sport. Marriage is jousting. It's disembowelment. It's just terrible, terrible visceral injuries. It's not for everybody.” ― Aisha Tyler

“I don't understand what the big deal is with gay marriage. Get over it, people.” ― Kristin Chenoweth

“Marriage is a unique cultural relationship that has a long-standing tradition and societal meaning, which should not be redefined by the courts.” ― James Lankford

“William's marriage to Kate Middleton showed that social class, which seemed so important when Prince Charles was looking for a bride in the Eighties, is no longer an issue.” ― Penny Junor

“Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.” ― Warren Beatty

“The cultural expectation should be if there's infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.” ― Dan Savage

“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

“People would tell me, especially after my marriage to Prince, 'You need to write a book because you've had a crazy life.'” ― Mayte Garcia

“A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.” ― Jim Samuels

“The human race could not go on without reproduction, and marriage creates the most secure environment in which to raise children.” ― Gary Chapman

“I used to have a theory actually that, if you've had a good childhood, a good marriage and a little bit of money in the bank, you're going to make a lousy comedian.” ― David Steinberg

“But the fact that same-sex marriage is still an issue is insane. Thinking love knows a sex is ridiculous.” ― Garret Dillahunt

“I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.” ― George W. Bush

“Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.” ― George Eliot

“There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have.” ― P. J. O'Rourke

“Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.” ― Kevin Gates

“I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much.” ― Bob Newhart

“Marriage brings up all the things I pushed to the back burner - the fears, the mistrust, the doubts, the insecurities. It's like opening Pandora's box.” ― Jennifer Aniston

“When people say 'marriage' to me... It's always a means to an end. Everyone's so in a rush to define the relationship.” ― Lady Gaga

“When people get married young, you don't really understand the true definition of marriage.” ― Kevin Hart

“In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.” ― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“My mother was born in Baltimore, and before her marriage, she was an artist and teacher of art.” ― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“It is my conviction that marriage is such a good idea, only God could have thought of it.” ― Myles Munroe

“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.” ― Barbara Bush

“On the issue of the gay marriage, I believe if people want to have private ceremonies, that's fine. I do not believe that gay marriages should be legal.” ― John McCain

“Those first few years of marriage, before the war interrupted all our lives, Phil and I had a very happy time. I grew up considerably, mostly thanks to him.” ― Katharine Graham

“Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it.” ― Ben Carson

“I didn't think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children.” ― Salma Hayek

“I swear Kim Kardashian's first marriage lasted longer than some of my iPhone chargers.” ― Lilly Singh

“The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage.” ― Gene Simmons

“Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.” ― Ambrose Bierce

“With my divorce, and even during the end of my marriage before it even got publicly bad, how I decided to cope with things was to go on the treadmill for an hour.” ― Khloe Kardashian

“Righteous marriage is a commandment and an essential step in the process of creating a loving family relationship that can be perpetuated beyond the grave.” ― David A. Bednar

“I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.” ― Alain de Botton

“We are properly ready for marriage when we are strong enough to embrace a life of frustration.” ― Alain de Botton

“Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up.” ― Les Dawson

“It makes no sense to me that my gay friends cannot get married to each other because a certain slice of Christianity doesn't believe in gay marriage.” ― Glennon Doyle Melton

“I still believe in love. I believe in marriage.” ― Usher

“Marriage requires effort and time and talking and connecting. You have to maintain it.” ― Joanna Gaines

“It's nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed.” ― Carrie Underwood

“Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.” ― Henrik Ibsen

“I believe it's a real tedious hostage negotiation to have a marriage be what it is.” ― Brad Garrett

“I do think about marriage, but it's not the end-all goal.” ― Chelsea Handler

“If there were no immortality there would be no need for temples. There would be no need for eternal marriage if there were no eternity.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.” ― Jeb Bush

“We need a Congress that understands the sanctity of life, the sanctity of traditional values, the sanctity of traditional marriage.” ― Thom Tillis

“There are many things that keep me from getting married. But there will be a time when marriage makes sense to me.” ― Adam Levine

“I was married to the ANC. It was the best marriage I ever had.” ― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.” ― Andrew Cuomo

“The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.” ― Demi Moore

“I have a very happy marriage and friends who keep my feet on the ground. But looking for satisfaction in life is difficult. Maybe being happy is as simple as not being unhappy.” ― Jasper Carrott

“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

“Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.” ― Jeanette Winterson

“The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.” ― Peter De Vries

“In marriage, compromise nurtures the relationship.” ― Tim Allen

“You can block a marriage, but you cannot force a marriage.” ― Emmanuel Macron

“Marriage can be a magnificent lesson in becoming our best selves; that is true.” ― Marianne Williamson

“Marriage, like everything else in the world, is holy or unholy depending on the purpose the mind ascribes to it.” ― Marianne Williamson

“A successful marriage requires commitment to teamwork.” ― Gad Saad

“Divorce is not the end of the world. It's worse to stay in an unhealthy marriage. That's a worse example for the children.” ― Jerry Hall

“For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.” ― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned.” ― Marie Osmond

“There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career.” ― Billie Burke

“My first marriage was very traditional, in the church, and then we left the church and went to the reception hall. So this time, I'd like to go fairy tale all the way.” ― NeNe Leakes

“We do not create marriage from scratch. Instead, in the elegant language of the marriage ceremony, we 'enter into the holy estate of matrimony.'” ― Nancy Pearcey

“I failed at the biggest things there are in life. I failed in my health, I failed in my marriage, I failed in everything, and I've picked myself up and gone on.” ― Sharon Stone

“She got the magazine on a Wednesday morning, and on Thursday announced our marriage was over.” ― David Gest

“Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.” ― Joey Adams

“Marriage can provide a bounty of emotional, practical, and financial support. But finding the right mate is no substitute for having friends and other interests.” ― Stephanie Coontz

“I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage.” ― Corrine Brown

“I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been.” ― Portia de Rossi

“My parents' long and happy marriage was a great ideal to live up to, but a tough one.” ― Olivia Williams

“I had only two offers of marriage in my life, and I refused both.” ― Catherine Helen Spence

“I don't see anything degrading about marriage or homemaking, but my husband and I pool the money we earn, along with the jobs around the house.” ― Valerie Harper

“All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.” ― Raymond Hull

“The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things.” ― Theodore Zeldin

“The whole institution of marriage itself really has no place in a progressive society.” ― Doug Stanhope

“When your first marriage goes into tragedy, you become very battle-scarred... I even thought of suicide. Luckily, I had known some happy marriages.” ― Paul Engle

“I think infidelity is difficult, monogamy is difficult, and marriage is difficult.” ― Maura Tierney

“Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into a job you like and really work at it - it can be salvaged.” ― Al Goldstein

“I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage.” ― Connie Britton

“It's hard giving advice to a friend about their marriage. You never know if you're saying too much or too little.” ― Kyle Richards

“The first year of marriage is not always easy, especially within the Royal Family.” ― Ingrid Seward

“Everyone's marriage is different. But everyone's marriage is a compromise.” ― Ariel Levy

“Right now, I'm not really thinking about marriage.” ― Adam Lambert

“I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good - which is the family.” ― Rachel Griffiths

“I think that every state in the union should recognize same-sex marriage.” ― Cass Sunstein

“A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.” ― Joey Adams

“Marriage and being a mother are absolutely crucial to my happiness and my life.” ― Keeley Hawes

“Every marriage is different, but the most important factor in a strong relationship is the love and harmony between the couple.” ― Hema Malini

“Money and other tangibles will come and go; they shouldn't be the foundation of your marriage.” ― Hema Malini

“Marriage? It's like asparagus eaten with vinaigrette or hollandaise, a matter of taste but of no importance.” ― Francoise Sagan

“I think that's one of the most difficult things in any marriage - in order to build anything, you must be together. You can't build anything over the telephone.” ― Julie London

“Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband.” ― Elsa Maxwell

“We are talking about someone who has lived. It must be honored in every respect. The fictional can take any kind of channel - according to the actor's marriage to the character.” ― Kate Mulgrew

“Marriage feels like an industry with catering and really expensive bands.” ― Rashida Jones

“A successful marriage is a decision. You decide it's going to work. You can't always be there, but you have to be there enough. And you have to make sure you are where you're needed most.” ― Nancy Pelosi

“I don't know about marriage as much as I do know that I'd be a great father.” ― Tyler Perry

“Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye.” ― P. J. O'Rourke

“It only took one text message to change my life. That's when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful. His infidelities ended our marriage.” ― Garcelle Beauvais

“She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.” ― Henny Youngman

“Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.” ― George W. Bush

“Marriage is a difficult project. When seven years have passed and all your body's cells have been replaced, you're meant to experience that seven-year itch.” ― Yoko Ono

“I haven't looked at marriage in the conventional sense, as far as settling down. I look at it as putting faith in another person, which has always been hard for me to do.” ― Marilyn Manson

“Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.” ― Honore de Balzac

“Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.” ― Henry Adams

“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.” ― Jane Austen

“Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.” ― W. Somerset Maugham

“My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.” ― Nadia Comaneci

“Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.” ― Charles Caleb Colton

“A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.” ― J. Paul Getty

“Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?” ― Samuel Butler

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.” ― Samuel Butler

“A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing to protect traditional marriages.” ― Coretta Scott King

“An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.” ― Bette Davis

“Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.” ― Bette Davis

“Marriage is a big deal, but who's to say I'm not going to pull a Vegas and get married to see what it's like for a minute?” ― Lindsay Lohan

“By the time I had reached the age of 16, in the 10th grade, my parents, after 22 years of marriage, one day decided to get a divorce.” ― Frank Abagnale

“I believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman.” ― Mitch McConnell

“I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.” ― Helen Reddy

“One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.” ― Iris Murdoch

“There are two basic restrictions on marriage in the Bible: Number one, she should marry a man. Number two, he should be a Christian.” ― John Piper

“I come from divorce. I'm only doing marriage once. It's not a game for me.” ― Shia LaBeouf

“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

“A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.” ― Helen Rowland

“Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?” ― Brigitte Bardot

“I think marriage is a beautiful thing. I'm still a supporter of it.” ― Nas

“What I've learned about marriage: You need to have each other's back; you have to be a kind of team going through life.” ― Tom Petty

“I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.” ― Princess Diana

“Getting divorced didn't sour me on the institution of marriage. I'll tell you what I'll never do: I'll never get divorced again.” ― Eddie Murphy

“When you genuinely feel like that was the right relationship, you're supposed to give it all you can. That's what marriage is about.” ― Khloe Kardashian

“Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.” ― William Congreve

“People say, 'What's the secret to a marriage?' There's no secret - I think you get lucky.” ― Steve Carell

“I don't think marriage is in the cards for me. I think it's an archaic institution.” ― CM Punk

“Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.” ― Tertullian

“As marriage goes, I think most people sort of set being - you know getting married as the goal as opposed to being married.” ― Ashton Kutcher

“Well, you know, I just - I believe marriage should between a man and a woman.” ― Victoria Osteen

“Marriage can be expensive, and if I lose millions then it'll be the best millions I've spent.” ― Seth Rogen

“It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage.” ― Sophia Bush

“I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.” ― Brigitte Bardot

“To a shameful extent, the charm of marriage boils down to how unpleasant it is to be alone.” ― Alain de Botton

“Marriage was never my goal, because I've never been very traditional.” ― Chrissy Teigen

“I think marriage is a scary concept. It's a scary concept for anybody. I'm not sure where I sit with that.” ― Hozier

“I couldn't think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I've seen it destroy people.” ― Simon Cowell

“Making sensible family rules around cell phones and driving is a way to love yourself, your marriage, your children, and the world well.” ― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Do not measure your marriage by how much love you feel today: measure it by how much love you've offered today.” ― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.” ― Pearl S. Buck

“There was a time my parents never listened to me. They wouldn't have forced me into marriage had they heard me out. But now, they support me.” ― Qandeel Baloch

“How long before we have, not just homosexual marriage, but homosexual unions between adult men and small boys?” ― Randall Terry

“It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.” ― David Byrne

“I never believed marriage was a lasting institution. I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.” ― Lauren Bacall

“The weaker partner in a marriage is the one who loves the most.” ― Eleonora Duse

“He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.” ― Jeremy Taylor

“I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them.” ― James Dobson

“Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.” ― Edwin Louis Cole

“I think even in a good marriage, especially if you stay together long enough, there are going to be events that happen.” ― Tori Amos

“I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.” ― Richard Pryor

“I don't know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage.” ― Jeff Bridges

“The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.” ― Peter De Vries

“I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.” ― William Shatner

“There are repercussions to everything, even advancement and success. And I think that the repercussions to my success was the loss of my marriage.” ― Jill Scott

“The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.” ― Ted Cruz

“We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage.” ― Ted Cruz

“Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.” ― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.” ― Sydney Smith

“In a marriage, every fight is the same fight, over and over again, in different forms.” ― Jeff Bridges

“I think that's what makes a successful marriage: a mindful sense of self and the ability to make clear choices to stay together or choices not to.” ― Goldie Hawn

“For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.” ― Angela Merkel

“Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.” ― E. W. Howe

“I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage.” ― Halle Berry

“I think growing up in a big family taught me a lot of problem solving and how to share and compromise, and that's been helpful in my marriage.” ― Sarah Jessica Parker

“All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.” ― Oliver Goldsmith

“Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.” ― J. B. Priestley

“I love marriage. I think it's a wonderful institution and it's the most important decision you make.” ― Isla Fisher

“I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it's a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing.” ― Scarlett Johansson

“The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.” ― Finley Peter Dunne

“Marriage is a mistake every man should make.” ― George Jessel

“What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?” ― Angela Carter

“Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.” ― Thornton Wilder

“I love the institution of marriage.” ― Marco Pierre White

“Marriage is actually one of the things that keeps you happy.” ― Robert J. Waldinger

“I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.” ― Lisa Marie Presley

“I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.” ― Keith O'Brien

“Yes, I would definitely let the 'Queer Eye' - I mean, cameras - follow me for my marriage.” ― Karamo Brown

“Marriage has made me a lot happier and I'm deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day.” ― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight.” ― Mark Ruffalo

“Oh, how I treasure this freedom. I really do It's a glorious, wonderful experience. I am off marriage - for life!” ― Lana Turner

“The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.” ― John Gay

“Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.” ― Jean Rostand

“I didn't believe in marriage; I thought it was a silly concept before I met Matt.” ― Ella Woodward

“I think it's something that needs to be said - that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there's nothing wrong with it.” ― Tia Mowry

“When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.” ― Warren Farrell

“Maintaining marriage seems to be tougher than fatherhood: apparently it's the most difficult thing in the world.” ― Kelly Slater

“Marriage is marriage. Everybody has problems.” ― Mel Gibson

“I've often thought if I didn't make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.” ― Bethenny Frankel

“Marriage is an exercise in torture.” ― Frances Conroy

“I always remembered that when I saw people get married they got on a rocketship and went to Planet Happiness, Population: Them.” ― Marc Webb

“I like getting married, but I don't like being married.” ― Don Adams

“Marriage is socialism among two people.” ― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.” ― Alan King

“Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.” ― Robert Graves

“When my mother had four girls, and she could tell her marriage was falling apart, she went back to college and got her degree in music and education.” ― Andie MacDowell

“I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.” ― Michael Bergin

“One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.” ― Robert Burton

“If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice.” ― Estelle Getty

“When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.” ― Helen Gahagan

“Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning.” ― Jane Harrison

“Marriage is about love, but it is not first and foremost about love. First and foremost, marriage is about continuity and transmission.” ― Meir Soloveichik

“It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.” ― Guy de Maupassant

“Conventional wisdom tells us we'll only be happier after a divorce if the marriage itself was a war zone.” ― Ariel Gore

“Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, 'It is not good for a woman to live alone.'” ― Anna Held

“If I get married, I think I'd pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow.” ― Anna Held

“The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.” ― A. P. Herbert

“Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.” ― Linda Fiorentino

“Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.” ― Beverley Nichols

“I was in a marriage, and we didn't make it. So my hope is, through my music, I can help heal some relationships that may be headed in that direction.” ― Fred Hammond

“Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.” ― John Boehner

“I think gay marriage should be the national law.” ― Rose McGowan

“It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.” ― Jasmine Guy

“Do not miss your children's childhood. Do not be away 200 nights a year as I was. Do not put strains on your marriage or family.” ― Joe Scarborough

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