quote by Hosea Ballou

Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from true love of the person, but because of a large dowry.

— Hosea Ballou

Fulfilling Wedlock quotations

To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.

Wedlock is a padlock.

Wedlock is the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise lounge.

Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.

The holy heaven yearns to wound the earth, and yearning layeth hold on the earth to join in wedlock; the rain, fallen from the amorous heaven, impregnates the earth, and it bringeth forth for mankind the food of flocks and herds and Demeter's gifts; and from that moist marriage-rite the woods put on their bloom.

A happy wedlock is a long falling in love.

The Equal Rights Amendment would "turn holy wedlock into holy deadlock."

Contraception leads to more babies being born out of wedlock, like fire extinguishers lead to more fires.

If a superior woman marry a vulgar or inferior man, he makes her miserable, but seldom governs her mind or vulgarizes her nature; and if there be love on his side, the chances are that in the end she will elevate and refine him.

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.

Hollywood has glorified adult premarital sex, and that is unhelpful if your goal is to reduce teen pregnancy and out-of-wedlock births.

I believe it will be found that those who marry late are best pleased with their children; and those who marry early, with their partners.

If you will learn the seriousness of life, and its beauty also, live for your husband; make him happy.

So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.

The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete.

I don't believe in bringing children into the world out of wedlock.

The stark truth is that as long as the welfare state makes it possible for young women - or teenage girls - to have children without a husband and survive without a job, out-of-wedlock births will remain ruinously high, and the inner city will continue to be marked by crime, poverty, and despair.

I praise wedlock, I praise marital union, but only because they produce me virgins.

Mutual complacency is the atmosphere of conjugal love.

A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock.

For what is wedlock forced but a hell, An age of discord and continual strife? Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss, And is a pattern of celestial peace.

The horror of wedlock, the most appalling, the most loathsome of all the bonds humankind has devised for its own discomfort and degradation.

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.

Do we honestly believe that hopeless kids growing up under the harsh new rules will turn out to be chaste, studious, responsible adults? On the contrary, by limiting welfare, job training, education and nutritious food, won't we plant the seeds for another bumper crop of out-of-wedlock moms, deadbeat dads and worse?

After all, wedlock is the natural state of man.

A bachelor is not a complete human being. He is like the odd half of a pair of scissors, which has not yet found its fellow, and therefore is not even half so useful as they might be together.

Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.

The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it -- and sometimes three.

Husband and wife,--so much in common, how different in type! Such a contrast, and yet such harmony, strength and weakness blended together!

For any man to match above his rank is but to sell his liberty.

Wedlock joins nothing, if it joins not hearts.

Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.

The very difference of character in marriage produces a harmonious combination.

The bitterest satires and noblest eulogies on married life have come from poets.

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult,--whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water,--which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.

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