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Top 40 Marriage Quotations


  • "Is it better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. "
    -- Anonymous

  • "All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult. "
    -- Anonymous

  • "Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that."--
    Anonymous

  • "It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks. She's not marrying the best man. "
    -- Anonymous

  • "Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter. "
    -- Anonymous

  • "Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success."--
    Jim Backus

  • "Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. "
    -- Amy Bloom

  • "Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery."--
    Erma Bombeck

  • "I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up. "
    -- Barbara Bush

  • "All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage."--
    Lord Byron

  • "If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam. "
    -- Johnny Carson

  • "If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. "
    -- Chekhov

  • "Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. "
    -- G. K. Chesterton

  • "The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. "
    -- S. T. Coleridge

  • "I never married because I have three pets at home that answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog that growls every morning, a parrot that swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night. "--
    Marie Corelli

  • "I'd marry again if I found a man who had 15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he'd be dead within a year. "
    -- Bette Davis

  • "Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. "
    -- Madame de Rieux

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

  • "There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."--
    Clint Eastwood

  • "Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invaribly they are both disappointed."--
    Albert Einstein

  • "A man's wife has more power over him than the state has."--
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. "
    -- Benjamin Franklin

  • "A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished. "
    -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

  • "I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house. "
    -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

  • "I don't think I'll get married again. I'll just find a woman I don't like and give her a house. "
    -- Lewis Grizzard

  • "If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. "
    -- Katharine Hepburn

  • "Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. "
    -- Jean Kerr

  • "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. "
    -- Groucho Marx

  • "Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows, marriage does. "
    -- Groucho Marx

  • "Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. "
    -- Jackie Mason

  • "Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. "
    -- Langdon Mitchell

  • "A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust. "
    -- Nanette Newman

  • "When marrying, one should ask oneself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this woman into your old age? "
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. "
    -- Helen Roland

  • "By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."--
    Socrates

  • "Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. "
    -- Gloria Steinem

  • "I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing. "
    -- Gloria Steinem

  • "Loves seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. "
    -- Mark Twain

  • "Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. "
    -- Mae West

  • "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed."
    -- Oscar Wilde

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