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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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