All Quotes and Proverbs

"Many a man in love with a dimple makes a mistake of marrying the whole girl."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends."

Norman Douglas
Norman Douglas "South Wind"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many a wife thinks her husband is the world's greatest lover. But she can never catch him at it."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many clever men like you have trusted to civilisation. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?"


Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many clever men like you have trusted to civilisation. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Many contemporary authors drink more than they write."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand."

T. E. Lawrence
T. E. Lawrence "The Mint"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage - is an expensive way of getting your laundry done for free."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings."

Vicki Baum
Vicki Baum "And Life Goes On"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage certificate is just another word for a work permit."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and, indeed, all the sweets of life. "


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage has its good side. It teaches you loyalty, forebearance, tolerance, self-restraint, and other valuable qualities you wouldn't need if you'd stayed single."

Allan Pease
Allan Pease "Why men don't Listen and Women can't read Maps"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage is a bad proposition, half end in divorce, and the other half end in death."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder."

Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder "Merchant of Yonkers"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage is a covered dish."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is a fierce battle before which the two partners ask heaven for its blessing, because loving each other is the most audacious of enterprises; the battle is not slow to start, and victory, that is to say freedom, goes to the cleverest."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is like a big transformer - it turns a high voltage of love into a weak current of everyday life."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

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


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Marriage is like a war. There are moments of chivalry and gallantry that attend the victorious advances and strategic retreats, the birth or death of children, the momentary conquest of loneliness, the sacrifice that ennobles him who makes it. But mostly there are the long dull sieges, the waiting, the terror and boredom. Women understand this better than men; they are better able to survive attrition."

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes "On Reflection"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

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


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Marriage, n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage, which has been the bourne of so many narratives, is still a great beginning, as it was to Adam and Eve, who kept their honeymoon in Eden, but had their first little one among the thorns and thistles of the wilderness."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Middlemarch"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Married couples tell each other a thousand things without speech."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known."

Richard Ford
Richard Ford "The Sportswriter"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Married love is a stream that, after a certain length of time, sinks into the earth and flows underground. Something is there, but one does not know what. Only the vegetation shows that there is still water."

Gerald Branan
Gerald Branan "Thoughts in a Dry Season: A Miscellany"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house."

Jean Kerr
Jean Kerr "The Snake Has All the Lines"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Martyrs create faith, faith does not create martyrs. "


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)