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There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage. Martin Luther, monk
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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. Peter De Vries, novelist
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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin, journalist
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When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. Joseph Campbell, author
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By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher. Socrates, philosopher
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Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther, monk
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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you! Sir Winston Churchill, politician
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If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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Choose your wife as you wish your children to be. Proverbs,
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Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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A good wife and health is a mans best wealth. Proverbs,
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Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord. Bible,
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The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it. Mark Twain, author
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The man who says his wife can't take a joke forgets that she took him. Source Unknown,
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Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters. Proverbs,
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Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out. Arabic Proverbs,
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A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman. Marlene Dietrich, actress
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I've been married three times -- and each time I married the right person. Margaret Mead, scientist
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The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives. English Proverbs,
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If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. Katharine Hepburn, actress
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I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. Ogden Nash, poet
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To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
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It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. Herbert Samuel, statesman
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Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love. Ellen Key, writer
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Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. John Lennon, musician
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It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find out the next morning that it was someone else. Will Rogers, actor
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Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day. Mickey Rooney, actor
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The world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
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Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body. William Penn, leader
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Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind. Matthew Prior, poet
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The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. Henny Youngman, comedian
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If I get married, I want to be very married. Audrey Hepburn, actress
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He who marries for money earns it. Yiddish Proverbs,
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The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.. Woody Allen, director
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A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. Honore de Balzac, novelist
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It is better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be. Brigitte Bardot, actress
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Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you. Jill Bennett, actress
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Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things. Confucius, philosopher
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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, writer
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Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences. Isadora Duncan, dancer
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One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering. Source Unknown,
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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, philosopher
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Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper. Scottish Proverbs,
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A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle. Charles Baudelaire, poet
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Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Phyllis Diller, comedian
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Marriage is socialism among two people. Barbara Ehrenreich, writer
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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, critic
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Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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Marriage is the death of hope. Woody Allen, director
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Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended. Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress
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I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. Eric Hoffer, writer
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A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises. Andre Maurois, writer
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I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. Rita Rudner, comedian
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Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence. Source Unknown,
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Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community. Brigham Young, leader
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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, playwright
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It's a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock. Scottish Proverbs,
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I will remember always that marriage, like life, is a journey - not a destination - and that its treasures are found not just at the end but all along the way. Anonymous,
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Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. Louis K. Anspacher,
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I married beneath me; all women do. Nancy Astor, politician
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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Jane Austen, writer
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Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. Joyce Brothers, psychologist
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Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. Cyril Connolly, intellectual
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The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife. Cyril Connolly, intellectual
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The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other. Andrea Dworkin, critic
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If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter. Thomas Fuller, clergyman
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When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face. Johann von Goethe, writer
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Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented. Heinrich Heine, poet
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Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general. Novalis, poet
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When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living. Helen Rowland, writer
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All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner. Red Skelton, comedian
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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, actress
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Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings. Source Unknown,
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If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers. Source Unknown,
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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain. Proverbs,
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It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. Honore de Balzac, novelist
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Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague. Robert Burton, writer
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An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. Agatha Christie, writer
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I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them. Dr. James Dobson,
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When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. Prince Philip Edinburgh,
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Choose a wife by your ear than your eye. Thomas Fuller, clergyman
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Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious -- friendship and learning. Jane Harrison, writer
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Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough. Groucho Marx, comedian
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Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient. H. L. Mencken, writer
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A little incompatibility is the spice of life, as long as he has income and she is pattable. Ogden Nash, poet
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Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt. Earl Wilson, athlete
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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults. Peter De Vries, novelist
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Three things drive a man outdoors; smoke, a leaking roof and a scolding wife. Proverbs,
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Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Francis Bacon, philosopher
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To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. Simone de Beauvoir, writer
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A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. Milton Berle, comedian
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Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. G. K. Chesterton, writer
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Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. William Congreve, poet
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One fool at least in every married couple. Henry Fielding, novelist
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Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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I never hate a man enough to give him his diamonds back. Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress
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Wedding is destiny, and hanging likewise. John Heywood, dramatist
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Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there. Andrew Jackson, president
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Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. Abraham Lincoln, president
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Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another. Ovid, poet
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If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal. Ovid, poet
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Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her. Helen Rowland, writer
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Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first. Billy Sunday, clergyman
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An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband. Booth Tarkington, novelist
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Marital Freedom: The liberty that allows a husband to do exactly that which his wife pleases. Source Unknown,
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No man was ever shot by his wife while doing the dishes. Source Unknown,
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A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes. Source Unknown,
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What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many? Angela Carter, novelist
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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, author
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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, leader
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If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping. Mignon McLaughlin, journalist
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Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. Proverbs,
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Those that marry for money sell their liberty. Proverbs,
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A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. Joseph Addison, writer
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When a match has equal partners then I fear not. Aeschylus, poet
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The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee. Anne Dudley Bradstreet,
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The most happy marriage I can imagine to myselfwould be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet
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I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife. Joan Collins, actress
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The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. Lord Thomas Dewar,
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So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance. Isadora Duncan, dancer
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That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise. George Eliot, author
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A man's wife has more power over him than the state has. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished. Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress
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Polygamy is an endeavor to get more out of life than there is in it. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination. Samuel Johnson, author
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Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity. Ellen Key, writer
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Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. Stephen Leacock, economist
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Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth. John Lyly, writer
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The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so. Harriet Martineau, writer
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Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. Jackie Mason, comedian
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A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. Andre Maurois, writer
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Love is often the fruit of marriage. Moli,
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It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Source Unknown,
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