1. 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.

    95
  2. Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.

    87
  3. A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

    77
  4. Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage , he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it.

    40
  5. 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.

    15
  6. Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

    10
  7. Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.

    9
  8. A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

    8
  9. When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

    7
  10. 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.

    5

The complete list of 147 Helen Rowland sayings