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Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species with a design to be each other's mutual comfort and entertainment have, in that action, bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other's frailties and perfections, to the end of their lives.
      - Joseph Addison

Go down the ladder when thou marriest a wife; go up when thou choosest a friend.
      - Rabbi Ben Azai (Aze)

Among even the happiest married couples there are always moments of regret.
      - Honore de Balzac

Can you find a man who loves the occupation that provides him with a livelihood? Professions are like marriages; we end by feeling only their inconveniences.
      - Honore de Balzac

Marriage is a fight to the death. Before contracting it, the two parties concerned implore the benediction of Heaven because to promise to love each other forever is the rashest of enterprises.
      - Honore de Balzac

Marriage is a science; never begin marriage by a rape.
      - Honore de Balzac

Marriage is an institution necessary to the maintenance of society but contrary to the laws of nature.
      - Honore de Balzac

Marriage must perforce fight against the all-devouring monster of habit.
      - Honore de Balzac

When passion is not fed, it changes to need. At this juncture, marriage becomes a fixed idea in the mind of the bourgeois, being the only means whereby he can win a woman and appropriate her to his uses.
      - Honore de Balzac

Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
      - Vicki Baum

I always cry at weddings, especially my own.
      - Humphrey Bogart

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.
      - Joyce Brothers

One was never married and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
      - Robert Burton

To marry a woman who you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.
      - Albert Camus

Experience, though non auctoritee
  Were in this world, is right ynough to me
    To speke of wo that is in mariage. . . .
      - Geoffrey Chaucer,
        Canterbury Tales--The Wife of Bath's Prologue

Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
      - Billy Connolly

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
      - Cyril Connolly

The heart of marriage is memories.
      - Bill Cosby, Love and Marriage

Though fools spurn Hymen's gentle pow'rs,
  We who improve his golden hours,
    By sweet experience know,
      That marriage, rightly understood,
        Gives to the tender and the good
          A paradise below.
      - Nathaniel Cotton

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

No man is regular in his attendance at the house of commons until he is married.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Lasting harmony with a woman (was) an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully.
      - Albert Einstein

You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.
      - Nora Ephron

Jars concealed are half reconciled; 'tis a double task, to stop the breach at home and men's mouths abroad. To this end, a good husband never publicly reproves his wife. An open reproof puts her to do penance before all that are present; after which, many study rather revenge than reformation.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Take the daughter of a good mother.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

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