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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. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder. (Quote by - Homer)

An unhappy gentleman, resolving to wed nothing short of perfection, keeps his heart and hand till both get so old and withered that no tolerable woman will accept them. (Quote by - Nathaniel Hawthorne)

True it is, as society is instituted, marriage becomes somewhat of a lottery, for all its votaries are either the victims of Cupid or cupidity; in either instance, they are under the blinding influence of passion, and consequently but little subject to the control of reason. (Quote by - Frederick Saunders)

Marriage must be a relation either sympathy or of conquest. (Quote by - George Eliot)

People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman. (Quote by - Erma Bombeck)

The garlands fade, the vows are worn away; So dies her love, and so my hopes decay. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

A lady of 47 who has been married 27 years and has 6 children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: "Love is what you've been through with somebody." (Quote by - James Thurber)

The instances that second marriage move Are base respects of thrift, but none of love. A second time I kill my husband dead When second husband kisses me in bed. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. (Quote by - Proverbs 627-9 Bible Hebrew)

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure, Marry'd in haste, we may repent at leisure. (Quote by - William Congreve)

There cannot be any great happiness in the married life except each in turn give up his or her own humors and lesser inclinations. (Quote by - Samuel Richardson)

Widowed life and wedded maid. (Quote by - Sir Walter Scott)

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

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

Up to twenty-one, I hold a father to have power over his children as to marriage; after that age, authority and influence only. Show me one couple unhappy merely on account of their limited circumstances, and I will show you ten who are wretched from other causes. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

It is hard to wive and thrive both in a year. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. (Quote by - Peter De Vries)

Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise whatever good you find in matrimony. (Quote by - Frank Leslie)

The joys of marriage are the heaven on earth, Life's paradise, great princess, the soul's quiet, Sinews of concord, earthly immortality, Eternity of pleasures. (Quote by - John Ford)

Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion. (Quote by - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

Will you not suffer me? Nay, now I see She is your treasure, she must have a husband; I must dance barefoot on her wedding-day, And for your love to her lead apes in hell. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

No, the world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart? (Quote by - William Makepeace Thackeray)

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it. (Quote by - Don Fraser)


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