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Of Marriage Quotes


"Private practice and marriage - those twin extinguishers of science." - Paul Broca

"A man imagines a happy marriage as a marriage of love; even if he makes fun of marriages that are without love, or feels sorry for lovers who are without marriage." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Marriage is the most advanced form of warfare in the modern world." - Malcolm Bradbury

"Marriage, the family unit, was the "original Department of Health, Education and Welfare."" - Michael Novak

"The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things." - Theodore Zeldin

"The whole pleasure of marriage is that it is a perpetual crisis." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work." - Dr Dre

"I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery." - George Washington

"The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out." - Ronald Reagan

"The rights of men and women should be equal and sacred-marriage should be a perfect partnership." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Marriage: a souvenir of love." - Helen Rowland

"Better no marriage, than a marriage short of the best." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Marriage is a totally different phenomenon: it is the climax of love. Then it is good. I am not against marriage - I am for the REAL marriage. I am against the false, the pseudo, that exists. But it is an arrangement. It gives you a certain security, safety, occupation. It keeps you engaged. Otherwise, it gives you no enrichment, it gives you no nourishment." - Rajneesh

"[The] idealization of marriage is typical of those who are excluded from it: priests, gays, adolescents. It shows an extraordinary willful blindness." - Michael Warner

"A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life." - Woody Allen

"But people try love and because they are unconscious... their longing is good, but their love is full of jealousy, full of possessiveness, full of anger, full of nastiness. Soon they destroy it. Hence for centuries they have depended on marriage. Better to start by marriage so that the law can protect you from destroying it. The society, the government, the court, the policeman, the priest, they will all force you to live in the institution of marriage, and you will be just a slave. If marriage is an institution, you are going to be a slave in it. Only slaves want to live in institutions." - Rajneesh

"In our house we don't take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage." - Michelle Obama

"After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together." - Hemant Joshi

"We must refuse to submit to those institutions which are by definition sexist - marriage, the nuclear family, religions built on the myth of feminine evil." - Andrea Dworkin

"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." - Cass Daley

"Being single isn't the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well." - Renee Jones

"That is what marriage really means; helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life." - Paul Tournier

"What is there in the vale of lifeHalf so delightful as a wife;When friendship, love and peace combineTo stamp the marriage-bond divine?" - William Cowper

"Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success." - Oscar Wilde

"The First Bond of Society is Marriage." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Marriage is the cold potato of love." - Myrtle Reed

"Marriage is a school of learning." - Myles Munroe

"Marriage is the chief cause of divorce." - Groucho Marx

"The heart of marriage is memories." - Bill Cosby

"Marriage is the tomb of friendship." - Hannah Webster Foster

"Marriage is the aftermath of love." - Noel Coward

"Rush is the death of marriage." - Matthew Ashimolowo

"The biggest cause of divorce is marriage." - Travis Tritt

"Divorce: The past tense of marriage." - Anonymous

"Marriage is the sunset of love." - Proverbs

"Marriage is the tomb of love." - Giacomo Casanova

"Love is often the fruit of marriage." - Moliere

"I've always been wary of marriage." - Cynthia Nixon

"I'm more afraid of marriage than death." - Shakira

"Marriage is the death of hope." - Woody Allen

"I believe in the sanctity of marriage." - Sam Brownback

"The institution of marriage is obsolete" - Jane Fonda

"You're saying, no, state said two kinds of marriage; the full marriage, and then this sort of skim-milk marriage." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Marriage is memory, marriage is time. Marriage is not only time: it is also, parodoxically, the denial of time." - Joan Didion

"No matter how free divorce, how frequently marriages break up, in most societies there is the assumption of permanent mating, of the idea that the marriage should last as long as both live. . . . No known society has ever invented a form of marriage strong enough to stick that did not contain the 'till death us do part' assumption." - Margaret Mead

"There is a tremendous desire and longing for love, but love needs great awareness. Only then can it reach its highest climax - and that highest climax IS marriage. It has nothing to do with law. It is a merging of two hearts into totality. It is the functioning of two persons in synchronicity - that is marriage." - Rajneesh

"One should marry only when one is wise enough. Marriage is not for young people. For young people is to fool around. Marriage is for those who have experienced life in many ways, who have seen all the colors, the whole spectrum of it, and are now ready to settle." - Rajneesh

"Each marriage bears the footprints of economic and cultural trends which originate far outside marriage." - Arlie Russell Hochschild

"I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act." - Herman Cain

"I love the institution of marriage, and I love my marriage." - Kyle Chandler

"I'm endlessly fascinated by parenting, marriage, my wife and the ins and outs of marriage." - Rob Delaney

"Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce." - Voltaire

"I love the idea of marriage. I definitely want marriage and little Kellans running around." - Kellan Lutz

"What do marriage vows show? They show that you may want to separate sometime in the future. If there is love between two people, the thought of taking vows never arises. This is only an indication of the absence of love. People do not marry out of love; they marry out of fear. If there is love on this earth, marriage will become redundant. When love is not, marriage is a must. We make arrangements for that which we cannot do. We make rules for that which we are not sure of." - Rajneesh

"Marriage exists as an institution of exploitation, it is not togetherness. That is why no happiness comes out of it as a flowering. It cannot. Out of the roots of exploitation how can ecstasy be born?" - Rajneesh

"Marriage is a formality, a legal bondage. Love is of the heart; marriage is of the mind. That's why I am never in favor of marriage." - Rajneesh

"Marriage - yes, it is the supreme felicity of life. I concede it. And it is also the supreme tragedy of life. The deeper the love the surer the tragedy. And the more disconsolating when it comes." - Mark Twain

"As ridiculous to approve of property and let a few men have a grossly unfair share of it, as say you are all for marriage, and then let one man have all the wives." - Katharine Whitehorn

"In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer." - Lucy Stone

"Female murderers get sheaves of offers of marriage." - George Bernard Shaw

"I have never heard about any perfect marriage. They say perfect marriages are made in heaven. Nobody comes back from there so maybe it is true, but what kind of marriage will those perfect marriages be? There will be no tension, there will be no individuality in the man or in the woman. They will never collide, they will never fight. They will be too sweet to each other. And too much sweetness brings diabetes! Marriage is an institution that teaches a man regularity, frugality, temperance, forbearance and many other splendid virtues he would not need had he stayed single." - Rajneesh

"Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw up his job and go to work inthe brewery." - George Jean Nathan

"Marriage is like a 5,000- piece jigsaw of the sky." - Cathy Ladman

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds" - William Shakespeare

"Marriage remains the most efficient engine of disenchantment yet invented." - Caitlin Flanagan

"Marriage enlarges the Scene of our Happiness and Miseries." - Joseph Addison

"A successful marriage is made up of two good forgivers." - Ruth Graham

"of all the uncertain things marriage is the uncertainest ..." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate." - Oscar Levant

"Marriage is the beginning and pinnacle of civilization." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Marriage is probably the chief cause of divorce." - Larry Gelbart

"No marriage can stand up under the strain of incessant." - Johnny Weissmuller

"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." - Ruth Graham

"The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage." - William Lyon Phelps

"A good marriage is a contest of generosity." - Diane Sawyer

"The secret of marriage is: separate bedrooms and separate bathrooms." - Bette Davis

"Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain." - Euripides

"Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce" - Red Skelton

"Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man" - Henrik Ibsen

"In every house of marriage there's room for an interpreter." - Stanley Kunitz

"Revelation is the marriage of knowing and feeling." - Marya Mannes

"Marriage is a sort of tacit hunting in couples." - Susan Sontag

"Any good marriage involves a certain amount of play-acting." - Margaret Millar

"Faith is the foundation of every virtue that strengthens marriage." - L. Whitney Clayton

"Marriage is the dark side of the honeymoon" - Marilyn Monroe

"I am opposed to the redefinition of marriage." - Rick Warren

"Heterosexual marriage is the heart of our civilization." - Newt Gingrich

"Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity." - Anonymous

"[Second Marriage:] the triumph of hope over experience." - Samuel Johnson

"Marriage is... the union of hands and hearts." - Jeremy Taylor

"Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man." - Henrik Ibsen

"Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America." - Ernest Istook

"Marriage is a language of love, equality, and inclusion." - Evan Wolfson

"Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture." - Juan Antonio Samaranch

"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." - Henny Youngman

"Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit." - Margaret Cavendish

"Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious." - Jean Cocteau

"My parents divorced after 25 years of marriage." - Jonathan Evison

"Marriage is the learning of someone else's habits." - Laurel Lea

"I'm not quite sure what the santicity of marriage is." - George Clooney

"Disagreeable suspicions are usually the fruits of a second marriage." - Jean Racine

"The first year of marriage is like wet cement" - Robert Wolgemuth

"A happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset." - Ann Landers

"Obviously, the institution of marriage in America has utterly collapsed." - Paul Singer

"I have a lot of respect for marriage." - Dominic Monaghan

"Marriage is such a mark of adulthood in my mind." - Mandy Moore

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." - Jane Austen

"There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage." - Alexander Theroux

"I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy." - Rashida Jones

"Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage." - George W Bush

"Marriage is the most licentious of human institutions." - George Bernard Shaw

"Marriage ain't easy, but it's great most of the time." - Sean Penn

"Marriage is a sort of poetical see-saw." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." - Oscar Wilde

"Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals." - Vaughn Walker

"There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love." - J. De Finod

"I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage." - Kyle Chandler

"I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage." - Connie Britton

"The Clintons opposed gay marriage. They did don't ask, don't tell. They did the Defense of Marriage Act." - Bill O'Reilly

"I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage." - Barack Obama

"What we do for each other before marriage is no indication of what we will do after marriage." - Gary Chapman

"Marriage is not one point of view: it's a constant back and forth over different perspectives - a healthy marriage, anyway." - Stephen Marche

"The secret to a happy marriage is a sense of humor, because marriage throws you curveballs. It is not easy." - Ann Romney

"Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relationship." - Mark Twain

"The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage." - Ezra Taft Benson

"My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned." - Joseph Barbera

"I think the government should be out of the marriage business and leave marriage to the churches." - Gary Johnson

"Gay marriage won't be more of an issue 25 years from now than interracial marriage is today." - Jared Polis

"I'm totally against straight marriage - even though I'm married. I don't think heterosexual marriage is any of the government's business." - Penn Jillette

"I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment." - George Osborne

"If the marriage ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." - Scott Gardner

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." - Joseph Barth

"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different." - John Berger

"Marriage is what marriage is ... It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage." - Rick Santorum

"Marriage is the agreement to let a family happen." - Betty Jane Wylie

"Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant; a marriage of interest, easy; and a marriage where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and, indeed, all the sweets of life." - Joseph Addison

"May this marriage be blessed.May this marriage be as sweet as milk and honey.May this marriage be as intoxicating as old wine.May this marriage be fruitful like a date tree.May this marriage be full of laughter and everyday a paradise.May this marriage be a seal of compassion for here and hereafter.May this marriage be as welcome as the full moon in the night sky.Listen lovers, now you go on, as I become silent and kiss this blessed night." - Rumi

"But I am all for love, and I am against marriage, particularly the arranged kind, because the arranged marriage gives you satisfaction. And love? - love can never satisfy you. It gives you more and more thirst for a better and better love, it makes you more and more long for it, it gives you tremendous discontentment. And that discontent is the beginning of the search for God. When love fails many times, you start looking for a new kind of lover, a new kind of love, a new quality of love. That love affair is prayer, meditation, sannyas." - Rajneesh

"Passion, sexual passion, may lead to marriage, but cannot sustain marriage. The purpose of marriage is the raising of children, for which patience, not passion, is the necessary foundation." - Edward Abbey

"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership." - Andrea Dworkin

"I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship." - Helen Reddy

"Marriage for love is the most beautiful external symbol of the union of souls; marriage without it is the least clean traffic that defiles the world." - Olive Schreiner

"The first effect marriage had on me was to increase my lack of interest in sex.... Actually our marriage was a sort of friendship with sexual privileges." - Marilyn Monroe

"Marriage is built around complementarity of the sexes and therefore the institution of marriage is a support for stable families and societies." - John Sentamu

"The Church has no double standard of morality. The moral code of heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage." - Ezra Taft Benson

"I don't think you can say that feminism has made women critical of marriage because women have been critical of marriage for centuries." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership." - Carson Daly

"Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution." - Bertrand Russell

"We do not create marriage from scratch. Instead, in the elegant language of the marriage ceremony, we 'enter into the holy estate of matrimony." - Nancy Pearcey



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