A good marriage, if there be such, rejects the company and conditions of love. It tries to reproduce those of friendship. It is a sweet association in life, full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations. -- Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
It is the Man and Woman united that make the complete human being. ... Together they are more likely to succeed in the World. A single Man ... resembles the odd Half of a Pair of Scissors. If you get a prudent, healthy Wife, your industry in your Profession, with her good Economy, will be a Fortune sufficient. -- Benjamin Franklin.
There are some good marriages, but practically no delightful ones. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
'Tis more blessed to give than to receive; for example, wedding presents. -- H.L. Mencken
Matrimony is the most delicious state of life a man can enjoy. When all other amusements grow dull and insipid, he can always find an inexhaustible fund of entertainment in tormenting his wife. -- Anonymous, The Egg
Novels frequently end in marriage, yet real life frequently begins there. -- Crawford
In marriage, as in war, it is permitted to take advantage of the enemy. -- Samuel Johnson
Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle. -- Heinrich Heine
No man can either live piously or die righteous without a wife.-- Richter.
Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention. -- John Hay
A married woman is as old as her husband makes her feel. -- Arthur Pinero
A husband and wife who have separate bedrooms have either drifted apart or found happiness. -- Honore de Balzac
Do married men make the best husbands? -- James Gibbons Huneker
He who marries for money earns it. -- Hebrew proverb
My wife was too beautiful for words - but not for arguments. -- John Barrymore
There's nothing wrong with marriage. It's just the living together afterward that's murder. -- Sam Levenson
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. -- G.K. Chesterton
When I lost my wife every family in town offered me another; but when I lost my horse no one offered to make him good. -- French saying
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that wouldwear well. -- Goldsmith.
A man may be cheerful and contented in celibacy, but I do not think hecan ever be happy; it is an unnatural state, and the best feelings ofhis nature are never called into action. -- Southey.
Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species with adesign to be each other's mutual comfort and entertainment have, inthat action, bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet,forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other's frailtiesand perfections, to the end of their lives. -- Addison.
A loving wife will do anything for her husband except stop criticizing him and trying to improve him. [[ John Boynton Priestly
Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage he fall asleep before you finish saying it. -- Helen Rowland
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. -- Benjamin Franklin
It is not good that the man should be alone. -- GENESIS 2:18.
Bone of my bones, flesh of my bones. -- the Bible, Genesis II 23
If thou would marry wisely, marry thine equal. -- Ovid
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something new.
-- Old English Rhyme
A man of sense and education should meet a suitable companion in awife. It is a miserable thing when the conversation can only be suchas whether the mutton should be boiled or roasted, and probably adispute about that.-- Samuel Johnson
Heaven will be no heaven if I do not meet my wife there. -- Andrew Jackson
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