quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart?

— William Makepeace Thackeray

Proven Matrimony quotations

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

If it is right to be legally married, it is right to be legally divorced .

.. To be deprived of a Divorce is like being shut up in prison because someone attempted to kill you. It is just as honorable to get out of matrimonial trouble legally, as to be freed from any other wrong.

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty.

We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.

Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.

I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle.

... Why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself! (Amelia Peabody)

I think marriage is dangerous. The idea of two people trying to possess each other is wrong. I don't think the flare of love lasts. Your mind rather than your emotions must answer for the success of matrimony. It must be friendship - a calm companionship which can last through the years.

[Matrimony] is the grave of love.

I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.

Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

For a brave man deserves a well-endowed girl.

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.

Our eyes met in the math class. How were we to know that trigonometry would lead to matrimony?

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.

O, girls! set your affections on cats, poodles, parrots or lap-dogs;

but let matrimony alone. It's the hardest way on earth to getting a living.

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor.

Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.

My weakness for beautiful women is my most expensive vice, I still believe in matrimony, but I can't afford another try.

INCOMPATIBILITY, n. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination. Incompatibility may, however, consist of a meek-eyed matron living just around the corner. It has even been known to wear a moustache.

A bachelor May thrive by observation on a little, A single life's no burthen: but to draw In yokes is chargeable, and will require A double maintenance.

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.

Matrimony is the only game of chance the clergy favor.

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives.

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.

Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage.

When I hear that a personal friend has fallen into matrimonial courses, I feel the same sorrow as if I had heard of his lapsing into theism — a holy sorrow, unmixed with anger.

Sexual excitability is increased and leads to hasty engagements, marriages by the newspaper, improper love-adventures, conspicuous behaviour, fondness for dress, on theother hand to jealousy and matrimonial discord.

Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented.

Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.

A woman needs a stronger head than her own for counsel - she should marry.

It is hard to wive and thrive both in a year.

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.

Love binds people too, in matrimony's sacred bonds where chaste lovers are met, and friends cement their trust and friendship. How happy is mankind, if the love that orders the stars above rules, too, in your hearts.

But even if we take matrimony at its lowest, even if we regard it as no more than a sort of friendship recognised by the police, there must be degrees in the freedom and sympathy realised, and some principle to guide simple folk in their selection.

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