Famous Marriage Quotes

“There is no observation more frequently made by such as employ themselves in surveying the conduct of mankind, than that marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery, and that those who enter into that state can seldom forbear to express their repentance, and their envy of those whom either chance or caution hath withheld from it.” — Samuel Johnson

“All marriages are mixed marriages.” — Chantal Saperstein

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes in between them. — Sydney Smith

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. — Gloria Steinem

“We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years.” — Nick Faldo
“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

“When I meet a man I ask myself, ‘Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with ? ” — Rita Rudner

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. — Henry Louis Mencken

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked. — Winston Churchill

“One man’s folly is another man’s wife.” — Helen Rowland

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

“Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.” — Voltaire

“I know nothing about sex because I was always married.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor

“Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed; they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.” — Samuel Johnson

“If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.” — Ovid