Quotes: Marriage

(pitching and tossing on the sea of matrimony)

1. The social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.
2. The state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock; such as, a happy marriage.
3. The legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of a man and woman to live as husband and wife, including the accompanying social festivities.
4. A relationship in which two people have pledged themselves to each other in the manner of a husband and wife, without legal sanction: trial marriage.
5. Any close or intimate association or union: the marriage of words and music in a hit song.
6. A formal agreement between two companies or enterprises to combine operations, resources, etc., for mutual benefit; a merger.
7. A blending or matching of different elements or components: "The new hand cream is a beautiful marriage of fragrance and texture."


In marriage, being the right person is as important as finding the right person.
—Wilbert Donald Gough

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
—Anne Taylor Fleming in Town and Country

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
—Paul Valery, French poet and writer

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
—Joseph Addison

To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
—Henri Frederic Amiel

Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
—Ambrose Bierce

Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. Dad was told by mother. You can't have one without the other.
—Sammy Cahn

Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the "y" is silent.
—W. A. Clarke

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
—William Congreve

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
—Cyril Connolly

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.
—Marie Corelli

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
—Phyllis Diller

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
—Red Skelton

The man who says his wife can't take a joke forgets that she took him.

According to Modern Bride magazine, the average bride spends 150 hours planning her wedding. The average groom spends 150 hours going, "Yeah, sounds good."
—Jay Leno

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