Marriage Quotes


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.                Mignon McLaughlin …. Marriage Quotes

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.                Socrates

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.     Friedrich Nietzsche…….. inspirational quotes about marriage

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.   Oscar Wilde

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.     James C. Dobson

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.    Michel de Montaigne

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.            Martin Luther …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.         Winston Churchill

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.                Marilyn Monroe

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.        Rita Rudner

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.      Franz Schubert …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.            Abraham Lincoln

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.            Oscar Wilde …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. Amy Grant

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

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.             Doug Larson

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

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.                Oscar Wilde …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.      Judith Viorst …. Marriage Quotes

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.     Katharine Hepburn

If I get married, I want to be very married.           Audrey Hepburn

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

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.      James H. Boren

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.           Benjamin Franklin …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.          Benjamin Franklin

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

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.       Honore de Balzac

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.            Bill Cosby

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.          Joseph Campbell

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.            Mae West …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn’t they’d be married too.       H. L. Mencken

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman. Honore de Balzac …. Marriage Quotes

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

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.               John Steinbeck …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.       Zsa Zsa Gabor

Never get married in college it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake.                Elbert Hubbard

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.              Mae West

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it Whenever you’re right, shut up.               Ogden Nash

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.               Ambrose Bierce

Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery. Erma Bombeck …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.    Prince Philip

It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass.               Rodney Dangerfield

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 …. Marriage Quotes

Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.           Groucho Marx

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.          Sacha Guitry …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

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

Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.             Woody Allen

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.              Ellen Key …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.   H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.               Michel de Montaigne …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.                Ambrose Bierce

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.         Gilbert K. Chesterton

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later for another thing, they die earlier.         H. L. Mencken

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.           Henry Ward Beecher

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.              Brendan Behan

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.      Katharine Hepburn …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.  Samuel Johnson

It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.   Euripides

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.       W. Somerset Maugham

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren’t.             Sacha Guitry …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.          Joey Adams …. Marriage Quotes

There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.               Princess Diana

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.            Josh Billings

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?                Barbra Streisand

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.                Abigail Adams …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. Rita Rudner

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.   Honore de Balzac

Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.                Michel de Montaigne

The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.       Cyril Connolly

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.           Eddie Cantor

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.            Benjamin Disraeli …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.       Zsa Zsa Gabor …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.              Thornton Wilder

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. Andre Maurois …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.      Raymond Hull

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.          Jackie Kennedy

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.                Honore de Balzac

It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.       Benjamin Disraeli

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.                Helen Rowland …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Marriage is nature’s way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.        Alan King

Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.    Edwin Louis Cole …. Marriage Quotes

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences. Isadora Duncan

Marriage should be a duet – when one sings, the other claps.     Joe Murray

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.              George Santayana

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.   Billy Connolly …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

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

Love is often the fruit of marriage.           Moliere

It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.      Jasmine Guy

Plant and your spouse plants with you weed and you weed alone.           Jean-Jacques Rousseau …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.     Michel de Montaigne

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.  Alexander Pope

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.                Peter De Vries …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.             Joseph Joubert

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can’t decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.                Rita Rudner

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.             Charles Caleb Colton

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That’s why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.             Loretta Lynn

It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying it’s separating himself from all the others.                Helen Rowland …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

She’s been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.           Henny Youngman

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.             St. Jerome

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.                Ogden Nash …. Marriage Quotes

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.   Jeremy Taylor

Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn’t even have when you were on your own.    Eddie Cantor …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.       Sophia Bush

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

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.              Herbert Spencer

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.          Peter De Vries …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued.          Helen Rowland …. Marriage Quotes

I’ve had an exciting time I married for love and got a little money along with it.   Rose Kennedy

Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.                Johnny Carson

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.     Jean Giraudoux

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you’ll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples.    Neil Simon …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There’s always something.     Will Cuppy

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

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.           Emma Goldman

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife she has thought much worse things about you.               Jean Rostand …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

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 …. Marriage Quotes

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.             Alphonse Karr

When I get married, it’ll be no secret.     Elvis Presley

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom wait until they have been married longer.           E. W. Howe

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.   Samuel Richardson …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.              John Boehner

When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned.              Marie Osmond

I like getting married, but I don’t like being married.        Don Adams

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.              Ann Landers

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!     Patrice Leconte …. Marriage Quotes

I enjoy being single, but I loved being married.  Stephanie Mills …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.               Gerald Brenan

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.             W. H. Auden

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.    Jack Kingston …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.      Lewis Grizzard

A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.            Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.          Jean de la Bruyere …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest.     Yoko Ono

It’s not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.          David Byrne …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.        Sam Levenson

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.       Helen Gahagan

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.               Stephen Leacock

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.  George Jessel

If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.       Alan King

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.                Hesiod …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.     Catherine Zeta-Jones

But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?      Mary Astell

Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you.          Wendy Liebman …. Marriage Quotes

Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families.      Melissa Bean

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.                George Jessel …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.         George Ade

Marriage, like money, is still with us and, like money, progressively devalued.    Robert Graves

There’s nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.     Steven Curtis Chapman

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.           A. P. Herbert …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage – a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.      Beverley Nichols …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

Marriage is an exercise in torture.            Frances Conroy

Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.      Antisthenes

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife’s spirits.     John Gay

I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.  Keith O’Brien

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They’re too considerate to get married.               Finley Peter Dunne …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

One was never married, and that’s his hell another is, and that’s his plague.         Robert Burton

I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend… to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.       Bill Frist

I married beneath me, all women do.     Nancy Astor …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I’ve got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I’ve got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.               James Ellroy …. Marriage Quotes

I think it’s something that needs to be said – that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there’s nothing wrong with it.           Tia Mowry

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?         Gary Becker

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.                Jane Harrison …….. inspirational quotes about marriage

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.            Michael Bergin

Marriage is a financial contract I have enough contracts already.                Linda Fiorentino

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.        John Lyly

Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day. Mickey Rooney

I’ve had two proposals since I’ve been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money.            Ruth Rendell …. Marriage Quotes

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.                Barbara de Angelis

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.        Martin Luther ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.  Mark Twain

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.               Oscar Wilde

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.              C. S. Lewis

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. William Shakespeare

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.   Oscar Wilde ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.               Benjamin Franklin …. Marriage Quotes

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.  Barack Obama

When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.             Joseph Campbell

So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.                Ellen DeGeneres ………. inspirational marriage quotes

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.   Kinky Friedman

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 ………. inspirational marriage quotes

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.              Socrates

Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.  Marilyn Monroe

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.      Marilyn Monroe …. Marriage Quotes

The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.   Eminem ………. inspirational marriage quotes

The heart of marriage is memories and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.      Bill Cosby

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

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.   George Bernard Shaw

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.    George Bernard Shaw ………. inspirational marriage quotes

I’m 0 for 3 with marriage – the scoreboard doesn’t lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.           Charlie Sheen …. Marriage Quotes

I tried marriage. I’m 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer – I believe in numbers. I’m not going 0 for 4. I’m not wearing a golden sombrero.               Charlie Sheen

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.              John Wooden ………. inspirational marriage quotes

I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.       Mitt Romney

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.           Barack Obama

Marriage is like life – it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.        Robert Louis Stevenson

Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.          Ron Paul …. Marriage Quotes

What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to hospitals, that allow them to be, to transfer property between partners, to make certain that they’re not discriminated on the job.   Barack Obama

I don’t think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.                Joel Osteen ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.            Pope John Paul II

I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.           Arnold Schwarzenegger

My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.        Kim Kardashian

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.                Voltaire ………. inspirational marriage quotes

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

My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s the position I’ve had for some time, and I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point… Or ever, by the way.           Mitt Romney …. Marriage Quotes

I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things – such as traditional marriage – that, I think, express a community’s concern and regard for a particular institution.          Barack Obama ………. inspirational marriage quotes

I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.               Barack Obama

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

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?              H. L. Mencken

I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.   Joel Osteen ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. Leonardo da Vinci …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.               Robert Louis Stevenson

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.             Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest.   H. L. Mencken ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage is not a noun it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.       Barbara de Angelis

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.       Ann Landers ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.         Robert Louis Stevenson

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.   Robert Louis Stevenson

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. H. L. Mencken

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.       Mitt Romney …. Marriage Quotes

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.     Al Goldstein ………. inspirational marriage quotes

And let me make this very clear – unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America’s first liberty: the freedom of religion.          Mitt Romney

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.      Robert Anderson

Culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matters. Now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debates from time to time, so it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.      Mitt Romney ………. inspirational marriage quotes

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 …. Marriage Quotes

I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone.     Faith Hill

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.                Julia Child

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.            George Eliot ………. inspirational marriage quotes

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.  Rodney Dangerfield

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.                Iris Murdoch

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.         Rodney Dangerfield …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage is the death of hope.  Woody Allen ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.               Henny Youngman

Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.                Hubert H. Humphrey

I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.             Billy Graham

Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?                Hillary Clinton ………. inspirational marriage quotes

The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.                Billy Graham ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit out of it. W. Somerset Maugham

I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.         Hillary Clinton …. Marriage Quotes

Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I’m in. So I’m no expert on it.   Hillary Clinton ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.             Rowan D. Williams

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.  Colin Powell

Marriage is a great institution.    Elizabeth Taylor ………. inspirational marriage quotes

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.             Soren Kierkegaard …. Marriage Quotes

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!            William Hazlitt

A woman asking ‘Am I good? Am I satisfied?’ is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.   Barbara Cartland ………… quotes about happy marriage

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.           P. J. O’Rourke

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I’m afraid it did.      Bette Davis

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.        Thomas Moore ………… quotes about happy marriage

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. Jackie Kennedy

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.               Honore de Balzac …. Marriage Quotes

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.    Marcus Tullius Cicero

First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.                Maximilian Schell

After marriage, a woman’s sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man’s so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.                Helen Rowland ………… quotes about happy marriage

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.              William Penn …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.       Joey Adams

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.                George Eliot

Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the ‘will of the people’ goes out the window.              Bill Maher

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.           Richard Armour

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know.          Bette Davis

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.            Rainer Maria Rilke ………… quotes about happy marriage

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

I’m so wrapped up in my work that it’s often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.                Jim Carrey

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?              Ted Olson …. Marriage Quotes

I’m most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don’t have that, you really don’t have very much.              Bob Newhart ………… quotes about happy marriage

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.             Andre Maurois

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.    Simone Signoret

A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.                Samuel Butler

In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that’s called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.       Colin Powell

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?                Samuel Butler …. Marriage Quotes

I’m also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage – which no previous society has ever believed.         Alain de Botton

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.            Gloria Steinem ………… quotes about happy marriage

I like marriage. The idea.               Toni Morrison

I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don’t know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.         Elizabeth Edwards

Never again! I can see no reason for marriage – ever at all. I’ve had it. Three times is enough.      Ingrid Bergman

Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view?                William Shatner …. Marriage Quotes

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.   Jane Austen

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.    Rita Rudner ………… quotes about happy marriage

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.           Helen Rowland

I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself you want to try even harder to make it work.    Princess Diana

Marriage changes everything.    Marilyn Manson

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don’t know, but they do.  Earl Warren


Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.               Dick Gregory …. Marriage Quotes

I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don’t care if it’s called marriage. I don’t care if it’s called, you know, domestic partnership. I don’t care what it’s called.       Ellen DeGeneres

Books and marriage go ill together.          Moliere

But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it’s not how our similarities work together it’s how our differences work together.             Michael J. Fox ………… quotes about happy marriage

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

Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.      Jerry Seinfeld

A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage.              Chris Rock

Pink Floyd is like a marriage that’s on a permanent trial separation.          Rick Wright …. Marriage Quotes

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.        William Congreve

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.           Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.          Colin Chapman

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.                Gloria Steinem ………… quotes about happy marriage

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

Gay marriage is going to happen. It must.             Lady Gaga

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.   Jerry Falwell …. Marriage Quotes

I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.      George W. Bush

I’m done with men… I’m going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don’t think I’m made for marriage.                Halle Berry

Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.          Marvin Gaye

After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.       Helen Rowland ………… quotes about happy marriage

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.    Rick Perry

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.    Rita Rudner

I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.        Alanis Morissette …. Marriage Quotes

I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.   William Shatner

Marriage is the tomb of love.     Giacomo Casanova

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.           Washington Irving

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.          Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I am against marriage, and I don’t give a fig for society.   Brigitte Bardot ………… quotes about happy marriage

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor – they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed.               Isabel Allende

Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.    Drew Barrymore

I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It’s kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It’s thrilling.       Hugh Jackman

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.   Elizabeth Edwards …. Marriage Quotes

They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.    R. Kelly ………… quotes about happy marriage

Marriage is wonderful.  Jennifer Aniston

Marriage brings up all the things I pushed to the back burner – the fears, the mistrust, the doubts, the insecurities. It’s like opening Pandora’s box.                Jennifer Aniston

I’ve always been suspicious of TV, I’ve always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage.             Keith Richards

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

I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.           Catherine Deneuve

I didn’t want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they’ve missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.  Alanis Morissette …. Marriage Quotes

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.                Pearl S. Buck

Mr. DeMille’s theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.         Hedy Lamarr

After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.          Mel Gibson ………… quotes about happy marriage

Marriage has made me a lot happier and I’m deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day.      Harry Connick, Jr.

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.               Charlize Theron

Never stay in a bad marriage, and don’t hang around with psycho coke fiends.   Joe Rogan

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

It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.   Jessica Savitch

Sticking with a marriage. That’s true grit, man.    Jeff Bridges …. Marriage Quotes

Adultery – which is the only grounds for divorce in New York – is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage. Allan Sherman

A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh. Tori Amos

Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.                Franz Kafka

Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.          Hedy Lamarr ………… quotes about happy marriage

The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.    Hedy Lamarr

I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a ‘storybook marriage.’ Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer.          Ann Romney …. Marriage Quotes

If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.             Michael Enzi

I love John Irving’s stuff. It’s that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It’s really terrific.        Jeff Bridges

I love marriage. Jeff Bridges

I don’t know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage.            Jeff Bridges ………… quotes about happy marriage

I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one.             James Carville

What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.            Gertrude Stein

But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall.                Anna Benson …. Marriage Quotes

Inspirations never go in for long engagements they demand immediate marriage to action.         Brendan Francis

I firmly believe in marriage. It’s a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you’re thinking about divorce. You shouldn’t get married.         Seth Green

Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.    Camille Paglia

Love, the quest marriage, the conquest divorce, the inquest.     Helen Rowland

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.     Stephen Harper ………… quotes about happy marriage

The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.                Paul Martin

I come from divorce. I’m only doing marriage once. It’s not a game for me.           Shia LaBeouf …. Marriage Quotes

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.              Denis Diderot ………… quotes about happy marriage

I think even in a good marriage, especially if you stay together long enough, there are going to be events that happen. Tori Amos

Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.    Joyce Brothers

In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me.                Caroline Kennedy

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.                Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our marriage is grounded in the word of God. That’s really it. God is the core of our marriage, and the foundation and the blueprint for it is how we live, and being open and honest and communicating, but ultimately doing what pleases God, and not in a selfish manner. Candace Cameron Bure …. Marriage Quotes

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.        Joseph Ratzinger

During last night’s debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage.     Conan O’Brien ………… quotes about happy marriage

The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage. That’s why we didn’t sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions.               Katy Perry

I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight.    Mark Ruffalo

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.             Helen Rowland

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.         Helen Rowland

Marriage is socialism among two people.              Barbara Ehrenreich

Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?            Brigitte Bardot …. Marriage Quotes

The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can’t black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?   Henry Louis Gates ………… quotes about happy marriage

I’ll always be sad that my marriage ended.           Shania Twain

The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily – that’s the tragedy.               Olivia Wilde

The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.        Dan Savage

When you’re a father in a marriage, you sort of become the mother’s assistant. And you sort of get a list from her every day and you run down the list and it feels very much like a chore.             Louis C. K.

Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.   Herbert Spencer …. Marriage Quotes

I don’t understand what the big deal is with gay marriage. Get over it, people.   Kristin Chenoweth

In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.      Jessica Savitch ………… quotes about happy marriage

Marriage is obsolete and a trap.                Catherine Deneuve

It was a perfect marriage. She didn’t want to and he couldn’t.     Spike Milligan

There is nothing wrong with your marriage if you’re dealing with bills and kids and the broken garbage disposal and in-laws and work demands. That’s a normal marriage.    Phil McGraw

I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I’ve always thought that it’s counterproductive to have a theory on that.     Jack Nicholson

Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.        Tertullian ………… quotes about happy marriage

I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.             Ava Gardner …. Marriage Quotes

After marriage, the other man’s wife looks more beautiful.         Navjot Singh Sidhu

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.  Richard Pryor

I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.             Richard Pryor

Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.        Bono

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.        Pope Benedict XVI

After a while in marriage, it doesn’t work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love. Monica Bellucci …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage? It’s like asparagus eaten with vinaigrette or hollandaise, a matter of taste but of no importance.          Francoise Sagan

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.     Nicolas Chamfort

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

Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.    Malcolm Turnbull ………… quotes about happy marriage

I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I’ve been much happier unmarried than married.           Doris Lessing

When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.          Robert Anton Wilson

It’s not someone else’s responsibility to honor my marriage. It’s my responsibility.           David Duchovny …. Marriage Quotes

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

I don’t know why someone else’s marriage has anything to do with me.                Elizabeth Edwards

I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage.  Elizabeth Edwards

I don’t have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress… ? No. It’s not something for me.         Diane Kruger

The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.            Anna Quindlen

I’m not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred.        Natalie Portman

Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above this is the right time for marriage.           Hesiod

Even if you plan a marriage and a family, you are never quite prepared for the reality versus how you imagined it. In a lot of ways it’s better, and in a lot of ways it’s worse. That’s life, right?                Katherine Heigl

The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.          Jon Meacham …. Marriage Quotes

My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War.          Mikhail Baryshnikov ………… quotes about happy marriage

Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.                Samuel Richardson

Love before marriage is absolutely necessary.    Samuel Richardson

Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That’s what it couldn’t stand.               James Taylor

Our marriage is strictly in name only. It has never been consummated.  LaToya Jackson

You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.         Carly Fiorina …. Marriage Quotes

Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what’s more life-affirming than cold, hard cash?      Dennis Miller

I don’t know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don’t want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we’re not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.          Tony Campolo

But I think it’s up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn’t be up to the government.           Tony Campolo

Marriage should be viewed as an institution ordained by God and should be out of the control of the state.        Tony Campolo

President Bush once said that marriage is a sacred institution and should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman. If this is the case – and most Americans would agree with him on this – then I have to ask: Why is the government at all involved in marrying people?           Tony Campolo

If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?                Tony Campolo ………… quotes about happy marriage

You know what’s funny? I don’t ever feel the need to escape. I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises – I don’t see that happening to me.      Harry Connick, Jr. …. Marriage Quotes

Unfenced by law, the unmarried lover can quit a bad relationship at any time. But you – the legally married person who wants to escape doomed love – may soon discover that a significant portion of your marriage contract belongs to the State, and that it sometimes takes a very long while for the State to grant you your leave.         Elizabeth Gilbert

The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman’s finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.            Margaret Sanger

Right now, I’m not really thinking about marriage.            Adam Lambert

There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn’t feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.       Dionne Warwick

I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.               Jennifer Garner …. Marriage Quotes

Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage – the union between one man and one woman – has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation’s history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.              Jim DeMint

Marriage, at this point in my life? I’m not interested in it. Yet. Maybe later when I’m 35 or 40.      Amanda Seyfried

Marriage has just never interested me. Jacqueline Bisset ………… quotes about happy marriage

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

Marriage feels like an industry with catering and really expensive bands.              Rashida Jones

Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense.        William Hague

When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.                Francois Rabelais

A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.   Jessica Simpson …. Marriage Quotes

To me marriage is for five or ten years.  Cher

I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. That’s my view, and that’ll be the view of our state because I wouldn’t sign a bill that – like the one that was in New York.     Chris Christie

It’s nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed.   Carrie Underwood …. Marriage Quotes

My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman.               Benjamin Carson

Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it.                Benjamin Carson

When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl – and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to – which you can’t deny is the penalty of marriage.               Queen Victoria

Marriage is actually really terrifying. It doesn’t work for many people.     Katherine Heigl …. Marriage Quotes

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it’s a faith issue, it’s a religious issue.  Jim Wallis

Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.           Pearl S. Buck

A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.             Debra Winger

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There’s immense happiness that can come from working towards that.            Nick Cave

There are four stages in a marriage. First there’s the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce. Norman Mailer ………… quotes about happy marriage

Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay.      Gus Van Sant

Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet – it was a marriage of convenience! Tommy Cooper …. Marriage Quotes

I couldn’t bear a marriage in which one partner hinges on the other.       Clive Owen

I’ve always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.   Stephen Harper

Of all actions of a man’s life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.    John Selden

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.           Warren Beatty

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

Marriage is a risk I think it’s a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit. Cate Blanchett

Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.       Christopher Lasch

Marriage is gonna be your stability through everything. Miranda Lambert

Marriage is a big deal, but who’s to say I’m not going to pull a Vegas and get married to see what it’s like for a minute?                Lindsay Lohan ………… quotes about happy marriage

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.    Henry Adams

Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.                Elizabeth Gilbert …. Marriage Quotes

As somebody who, in my second marriage, insisted on a prenuptial agreement, I can also testify that sometimes it is an act of love to chart the exit strategy before you enter the union, in order to make sure that not only you, but your partner as well, knows that there will be no World War III should hearts and minds, for any sad reason, change.      Elizabeth Gilbert

I think it’s unfortunate that there exists only one path in America to complete social legitimacy, and that is marriage. I think, for instance, that it would be far easier for Americans to elect a black president or a female president than an unmarried president.           Elizabeth Gilbert

Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it’s actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be.    Elizabeth Gilbert

I was a bartender for a long time, so I know how to make drinks, but I’m more likely to offer them than to have them. I think this is one of the reasons why I get to live longer than my great-grandmother did, and why I get to produce more writing than she did, and why my marriage isn’t in dire straits.    Elizabeth Gilbert …. Marriage Quotes

I wanted my marriage to work, but it didn’t.        Diane Abbott

Take this marriage thing seriously – it has to last all the way to the divorce.            Roseanne Barr

I didn’t think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable – that it was something they just put up with for their children.            Salma Hayek

For me working on the marriage and not making the easy choice of cheating was something that I could not do.                Al Goldstein

In 1989 when I switched from Democrat to Republican, with God as my witness, not one thing changed about what I believed about one man and one woman in a marriage or about diversity of color. That’s a good thing.   J. C. Watts

I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.          Dennis Rodman

Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there. Paul Getty

Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.            John Updike……….. marriage advice quotes

That a marriage ends is less than ideal but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.   John Updike …. Marriage Quotes

The first breath of adultery is the freest after it, constraints aping marriage develop.       John Updike

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.             E. W. Howe

Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader’s daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.                John le Carre

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.                Lauren Bacall

I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing.       Linda Evans …. Marriage Quotes

The only day I remember of my parents’ marriage was the day my dad walked out. As I stood there at five years old, with my older sister and younger brother, I knew that he was gone. Ellie Goulding

Straight couples don’t have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn’t compulsory and its absence doesn’t invalidate a marriage.                Dan Savage

I’m more afraid of marriage than death.                Shakira ……….. marriage advice quotes

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving – instead of actually getting up and leaving.               Erica Jong

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.         Herbert Samuel

Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.               Jeanette Winterson

My father was very big on marriage.       Sidney Poitier

I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I’m not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.                Amy Grant …. Marriage Quotes

I always felt that a marriage works best at a farm… where you’re together and everybody has clear-cut roles they have chores, ‘you take care of this’ and you know. But it’s hard.            Ethan Hawke

The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage.          Gene Simmons

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.             Phil McGraw ……….. marriage advice quotes

If you’ve gone into a marriage and you haven’t been clear about how you’re going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you’ve set yourself up for failure.            Phil McGraw

Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch. Dennis Miller

There are few more powerful tools for promoting stability than the institution of marriage.         Iain Duncan Smith

Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.     Iain Duncan Smith

The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.   Iris Murdoch

One doesn’t have to get anywhere in a marriage. It’s not a public conveyance.   Iris Murdoch …. Marriage Quotes

It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic – another joke marriage.              Sophia Bush ……….. marriage advice quotes

I’m all for same-sex marriage.    Tori Spelling

Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents.           John Sununu

I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it’s one of the most important institutions we have.                Theresa May

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career. Sam Ewing

Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it. Helen Reddy

Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death. Mike Myers

There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.          Alexander Theroux …. Marriage Quotes

Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment – whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief.             Malcolm Turnbull ……….. marriage advice quotes

I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman’s right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.              Andrew Cuomo

Marriage equality changed life for people.           Andrew Cuomo

I always say now that I’m in my blonde years. Because since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonde.                Hugh Hefner

Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.                Douglas William Jerrold

Now I’m a wife and a mother of two. It’s a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that’s what it’s like to be together for so long and go through what we’ve been through. I can’t really have that relationship with them anymore.                Gwen Stefani

A miracle… my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.          Gwen Stefani

When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.         Snoop Dogg …. Marriage Quotes

I don’t think there’s anything they can say about me that I haven’t said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other we have fun together – it’s great. Mary J. Blige ……….. marriage advice quotes

On the one hand, the idea of marriage and the sort of traditional family life repulses me. But on the other hand, I long for it, you know what I mean? I’m constantly in conflict with things. And it is because of my past and my upbringing and the journey that I’ve been on.           Madonna Ciccone

A man’s love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.            Anthony Trollope

People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier. Mary Wesley

The death of anti-gay hate speech is no doubt being hastened by the head-spinning speed with which gays as a group – to say nothing of gay marriage – are becoming an unremarkable and even quite traditional parts of American life.  Jeffrey Kluger ……….. marriage advice quotes

Marriage is a lot of things – a source of love, security, the joy of children, but it’s also an interpersonal battlefield, and it’s not hard to see why: Take two disparate people, toss them together in often-confined quarters, add the stresses of money and kids – now lather, rinse, repeat for the rest of your natural life. What could go wrong?            Jeffrey Kluger …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a religious and state issue.    Jim DeMint

I’ve had two terrific relationships, but both ended in marriage.  Jane Seymour

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.         Marc Chagall

Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it’s our business.    Gwyneth Paltrow

There’s already a marriage clock, a career clock, a biological clock. Sometimes being a woman feels like standing in the lobby of a hotel, looking at the dials depicting every time zone in the world behind the front desk – except they all apply to you, and all at once.  Sloane Crosley

I would absolutely, definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I’d like it to be a special day, not a photo shoot. And once you’ve done that, your marriage becomes everybody else’s business.               Katherine Jenkins …. Marriage Quotes

Cross-cultural marriage is difficult, especially when one person has to live in another country. But I thought there was a very good chance of it working because people grow together if they have a common passion. Imran Khan

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.       J. B. Priestley

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

I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage.   Kyle Chandler ……….. marriage advice quotes

Marriage is hard work, period.   Kyle Chandler

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.        Kyle Chandler

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship.                Kyle Chandler

You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.   Omar Khayyam

Most Americans don’t care about gay marriage.                Dan Savage

I believe in traditional marriage.                Karl Rove …. Marriage Quotes

Well, marriage is a very important part of our culture and our society. If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal.           Karl Rove

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.                Queen Victoria

No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.           Judy Biggert ……….. marriage advice quotes

I was born to be married. I just feel comfortable there. I love the idea of being partnered for ever. I love my girlfriend, we’ve been best friends since I was 18. There’s not a thing we haven’t been through except for marriage… We’ve had talks about what we would name our kids since we were in our 20s.  Beth Ditto

I would say that the surest measure of a man’s or a woman’s maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.            Benjamin Spock …. Marriage Quotes

Marriage hasn’t been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!  Ben Affleck ……….. marriage advice quotes

The way that same-sex marriage should reach the federal level is that it absolutely should be decided by the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. It’s a 14th Amendment issue. There’s no argument about it.               Tony Kushner

In December 1998, I considered myself an expert on love. I was almost a year into a relationship, one that had grown more slowly than I had wished, but once it flowered it was much more stimulating than any marriage or relationship I had known.                Jane Smiley …. Marriage Quotes

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