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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quotations About Marriage IV

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois
Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join. ~Elbert Hubbard
When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one. ~Helen Rowland
In the long run wives are to be paid in a peculiar coin – consideration for their feelings. As it usually turns out this is an enormous, unthinkable inflation few men will remit, or if they will, only with a sense of being overcharged. ~Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal, 1974
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you. ~Helen Rowland
Marriage changes passion – suddenly you’re in bed with a relative. ~Author Unknown
Marriage must constantly fight against a monster which devours everything: routine. ~Honore de Balzac
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too. ~H.L. Mencken
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again…. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. ~Enid Bagnold, Autobiography, 1969
Many marriages are simply working partnerships between businessmen and housekeepers. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
A fellow ought to save a few of the long evenings he spends with his girl till after they’re married. ~Kin Hubbard
Marriage is a meal where the soup is better than the dessert. ~Austin O’Malley
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner
Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you’ll meet that night. ~Paul Hornung
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. ~Doug Larson
Marriage, n. A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open. ~George Bernard Shaw
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner
Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose. ~Beverley Nichols
Wedding rings: the world’s smallest handcuffs. ~Author Unknown

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