Quotes on Marriage
Loose or Noose
Menander, c. 342 - 292 B.C.
"Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil."
"Marriage is a noose."
"Let all thy joys be as the month of May, And all thy days be as a marriage day: Let sorrow, sickness, and a troubled mind Be stranger to thee."
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
"A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude."
"In every house of marriage there's room for an interpreter."
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity."
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."
"Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools."
"Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage."
The institution of marriage was begun that a man and a woman might learn how to love and, in loving, know joy; that a man and a woman might learn how to share pain and loneliness and, in sharing, know strength; that a man and woman might learn how to give and, in giving know communion. The institution of marriage was begun that a man and woman might through their joy, their strength, and their communion become creators of life itself. Marriage is a high and holy state, to be held in honor among all men and women. Marriage is a low and a common state, to be built of the stuff of daily life. Men and women are not angels, nor are they gods. Love can become hatred; joy, sorrow, marriage, divorce. But human beings are not condemned to failure.
The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.
I can't live without you or with you.
May the gods grant you all things which your heart desires, and may they give you a husband and a home and gracious concord, for there is nothing greater and better than this - when a husband and wife keep a household in oneness of mind, a great woe to their enemies and joy to their friends, and in high renown.
Marriage is a lottery, but you can't tear up your ticket if you lose.
Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven't been able to find anybody who'll take what I have to give.
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife.
Marriage is a mutual relationship if both parties know when to be mute.
Shotgun wedding: a case of wife or death.
The gods gave man fire and he invented fire engines. They gave him love and he invented marriage.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Love is blind -- marriage is the eye-opener.
Love is blind and marriage is the institution for the blind.
Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder...It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.
To keep your marriage
The problem with most women is that they get all excited about nothing and then marry him.
you're young, you think of marriage as a train you simply have to catch.
Take it from me, marriage isn't a word, it's a sentence!
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Dear, dear doctor,
Married in the month
Or, in the United States:
...And a new dime in the shoe.
must be something which has belonged to a happily married woman. The wearing
of such an item insures a lucky transfer of happiness to the new bride.
The "new" is the wedding gown, the shoes, or other apparel of
the bride. The "borrowed" must be some object of gold to guarantee
wealth and fortune in the future. The "blue" is symbolic of
the heavens and also of true love. The "sixpence" or "new
dime" must be