Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.

There is no perfect marriage, for there are no perfect men

Marriage is like a beleaguered fortress: those who are outside want to get in, and those inside want to get out

Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed.

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’llbecome a philosopher.

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit out of it.

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.

Marriage is the tomb of love.

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate.

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

Marriage is about banality. Its purpose is banality, to create an environment of surpassing safety and predictability for young children to grow up in, the foundation of life, the root of inner peace.

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

For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle theVatican has overlooked.

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.

The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

I’ve always been very skeptical about marriage, because I only want to do it once; I want to do it the right way.

Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

In 5,000 years of recorded human history… neither in the east or in the west… has any society ever defined marriage as anything other than between men and women. Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That’s an astounding fact and it isn’t until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women.

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed andunalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collectall their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrangesuch a “getaway.” We cannot love and be limited.

Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each otherfor a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

Marriage is an institution and that’s where a couple finish up.

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

Marriage – a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

Any woman who still thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition is only proving that she doesn’t understand either men or percentages

I observed that after marriage people cease to be curious.

The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage maybe a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintanceand of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhapsit should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeksmarriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew peopletogether through the years. That is what makes a marriage last –more than passion or even sex!

Of all serious things, marriage is the most ludicrous.

Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

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.

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

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.

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising

Remember that a successful marriage depends on two things: (1) finding the right person and (2) being the right person

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.

A positive engagement to marry a certain person at a certain time, at all haps and hazards, I have always considered the most ridiculous thing on earth.

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee

Marriage is a wonderful institution…but who wants to live in an institution?