'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.
A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.
A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship — a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou.
A little weeping, a little wheedling, a little self-degradation, a little careful use of our advantages, and then some man will say ''.Come, be my wife!'' With good looks and youth marriage is easy to attain. There are men enough; but a woman who has sold herself, even for a ring and a new name, need hold her skirt aside for no creature in the street. They both earn their bread in one way. Marriage for love is the most beautiful external symbol of the union of souls; marriage without it is the least clean traffic that defiles the world.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married — then he's finished.
A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn't want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.
A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
A marriage is a series of friendships. Love serves as its underlying theme. Friendships provide it with the new challenges around which the relationship further develops. Each type of friendship with ones partner comes into being, rises to a peak of enthusiasm, and then wanes away in our cedar chest of sentimental values. Every once in a while we go to the chest and draw out a friendship item to give us a shot in the arm. Then we put it away till another day.
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
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.
After seven years of marriage, I'm sure of two things — first, never wallpaper together, and second, you'll need two bathrooms.. both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in.