Marriage

"A mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law in one house are like two cats in a bag."


Rating: 4.00 (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)

"Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner."

John Updike
John Updike "Couples"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If married couples did not live together good marriages would be more common."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A good husband is healthy and absent."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!"

Shana Alexander
Shana Alexander "State-by-State Guide to Women`s Legal Rights"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If marriages were made by putting all the men's names into one sack and the women's names into another, and having them taken out by a blindfolded child like lottery numbers, there would be just as high a percentage of happy marriages as we have here in England."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Misalliance"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do."

Bettina Arndt
Bettina Arndt "Private Lives"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the best of all possible worlds, childbirth enriches a marriage. In the worst, it harms it. No matter how good their marriage is, most couples find that having a baby challenges their relationship."

Jean Marzollo
Jean Marzollo "Your Maternity Leave"

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A literary woman's best critic is her husband."

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps "Chapters from a Life"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband."

Booth Tarkington
Booth Tarkington "Looking Forward and Others"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage."

Alexander Theroux
Alexander Theroux "An Adultery"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Voltaire
Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 6.60 (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 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)

"Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Before marriage, a man will go home and lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll go to sleep before you finish saying it."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America.""

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 3.67 (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)

"Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."

Dave Meurer
Dave Meurer "Daze of Our Wives"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"As was his language so was his life."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The woman cries before the wedding and the man after."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

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


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The most dangerous food is wedding cake."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"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."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A retired husband is a wife's full time job."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"No man is a hero to his wife's psychiatrist."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To "catch" a husband is an art; to "hold" him is a job."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I've been married three times - and each time I married the right person."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)