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Marriage Quotes


Top 30 Marriage Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Marriage Quotes

There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.

 (Annie Strong in David Copperfield)

- Charles Dickens (1812-70), English novelist , pictured right 



No 2Marriage Quotes

The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all two.

(definition of marriage)

- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American writer (pictured right)


 Marriage Quotes

So the English writer, Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), pictured right, says in his 1918 play The Title:

Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.



No 3Marriage Quotes

Tolerance is the one essential ingredient…You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.

(the recipe for a successful marriage)

- Prince Philip (1921- ),husband of the British queen, Elizabeth II, pictured right.  



No 4Marriage Quotes

Marriage isn't a word...it's a sentence!

(caption from the 1928 silent film The Crowd)

- King Vidor (1895-1982), pictured right, American film director.



No 5Marriage Quotes

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

(first line in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice)

- Jane Austen (1775-1817), English writer, pictured right  



No 6Marriage Quotes

Nancy Astor: If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee!

Winston Churchill: And if I were your husband I would drink it.

- Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British prime minister,pictured right above talking to another Member of Parliament, Lady Astor.



No 7Marriage Quotes

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

(from the 1903 play Man and Superman)

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), pictured right, Irish writer.



No 8Marriage Quotes

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

- Samuel Johnson (1709–84), English writer, pictured right.



No 9Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a wonderful institution ... but who wants to live in an institution?,

- Groucho Marx (1890-1977), American comedian and film and TV star, pictured right (also said by another American film star, Mae West ,1893-1980)



No 10Marriage Quotes

Successful marriage is the most effective form of social support, relieving the effects of stress and leading to better mental and physical health.

- Michael Argyle, pictured right, in The Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour (1967)



No 11Marriage Quotes

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

- Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian, pictured right.



No 12

The joys of marriage are the heaven on earth.

(from the 1633 poem The Broken Heart)

- John Ford (1586-c1639), English poet.



No 13Marriage Quotes

If you want to be happily married, marry a happy person.

- Julian Fellowes (1949- ), English actor and writer, pictured right.



No 14Marriage Quotes

When marriage works - and it does take a lot of work - it's the best way to live.

- Katherine Graham, American boss of the Washington Post 1963-79, pictured right .



No 15Marriage Quotes

You were born together, and together you shall be forever more...But let there be spaces in your togetherness.

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese-born American philosopher, pictured right



No 16Marriage Quotes

The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his chequebook open.

 - Groucho Marx (1890-1977), American comedian and film and TV star, pictured right



No 17Marriage Quotes

Marriage is not all bed and breakfast.

- William R. Coulson, American psychologist, pictured right.



No 18Marriage Quotes

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

 - Groucho Marx (1890-1977), American comedian and film and TV star, pictured right



No 19Marriage Quotes

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

- Franz Schubert (1797-1828, Austrian composer, pictured right



No 20Marriage Quotes

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.

- James Dobson (1936- ), pictured right, American preacher and writer. 



No 21Marriage Quotes

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.

- Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-73), pictured right, American president. 



No 22Marriage Quotes

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

- André Maurois (1885-1967), pictured right, French writer. 



No 23Marriage Quotes

Whenever you're wrong, admit it;

Whenever you're right, shut up.

(from the 1964 poem A Word to Husbands)

- Ogden Nash (1902-71), pictured right, American poet.



No 24Marriage Quotes

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), pictured right, German philosopher.



No 25Marriage Quotes

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), pictured right, American politician and philosopher.



No 26Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.

- Billy Connolly (1942- ), pictured right, Scottish comedian.



No 27Marriage Quotes

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

(Charlotte Lucas in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice)

 - Jane Austen (1775-1817), pictured right, English writer.



No 28Marriage Quotes

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

- Peter De Vries (1910-93), pictured right, American writer.



No 29Marriage Quotes

The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.

- Cyril Connolly (1903-74), pictured right, English writer.



No 30Marriage Quotes

I don't think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.

- Frank Carson (1926-2012), pictured right, Northern Irish comedian.

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