The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
~Peter De Vries
Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
~Barnett R. Brickner
A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
~Anne Taylor Fleming
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. ~Robert Anderson
After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6º of marriage! ~Mignon McLaughlin
Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. ~Finnish Proverb
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together. ~James H. Boren
Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. ~Mark Twain
A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it. ~Mignon McLaughlin
Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret
Here's to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented! ~Heinrich Heine
A man's wife has more power over him than the state has. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like good wine, marriage gets better with age - once you learn to keep a cork in it. ~Gene Perret
My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she said. ~Author Unknown
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in shade. ~Leo Buscaglia<
Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. ~James C. Dobson
We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It's called love. ~Gene Perret
It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight. ~John Stevenson
Mother-in-law: a woman who destroys her son-in-law's peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers. ~Author Unknown
Our marriage has always been a 50-50 proposition - with the possible exception of closet space. ~Gene Perret
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. ~Peter Devries
Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness. ~Langdon Mitchell
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. ~George Levinger
That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger. ~George Eliot
Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them. ~Jefferson Machamer
Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper. ~Scottish Proverb
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~Ruth Bell Graham
A perfect marriage is one in which "I'm sorry" is said just often enough. ~Mignon McLaughlin
The highest happiness on earth is marriage. ~William Lyon Phelps
A fellow ought to save a few of the long evenings he spends with his girl till after they're married. ~Kin Hubbard
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. ~H.L. Mencken
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it. ~Lyndon B. Johnson
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois
Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. ~Harlan Miller
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them. ~Ogden Nash
Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor
A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. ~African Proverb
My wife tells me she doesn't care what I do when I'm away, as long as I'm not enjoying it. ~Lee Trevino
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
Most marriages can survive "better or worse." The tester is all the years of "exactly the same." ~Robert Brault
People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images. The exciting adventure of marriage is finding out who the partner really is. ~James L. Framo
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~Martin Luther
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws. ~Author Unknown
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. ~William Penn
Marriage is nature's way of ensuring that a woman picks up some mothering experience before she has her first child. ~Robert Brault
My mother once told me that if a married couple puts a penny in a pot for every time they make love in the first year, and takes a penny out every time after that, they'll never get all the pennies out of the pot. ~Armistead Maupin
The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous. ~H.L. Mencken
Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with. ~Charles Dickens
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. ~Benjamin Franklin
And when will there be an end of marrying? I suppose, when there is an end of living! ~Tertullian
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron
As a man, I've learned that there is nothing easier in married life than pleasing your wife with your cooking. ~Robert Brault
Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up. ~Evelyn Hendrickson
When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy. ~The Brahma Sutras
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him. ~Cher
Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. ~Madeleine de Scudery
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. ~Josh Billings
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued. ~Helen Rowland