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If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.

Tags: Preferable, Presents  ✍ Author: George Ade

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.

Tags: Teacher, Time  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage.

Tags: Difficult, Someone  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!

Tags: Gay, Knock  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Marriage is the death of hope.

Tags: Death, Hope  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.

Tags: Home, Wife  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.

Tags: Husband, Wedding  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.

Tags: Love, Partner  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Tags: Happiness, Matter  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

Tags: Refuse, Woman  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

Tags: Heaven, Hell  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.

Tags: Between, Hidden  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.

Tags: Men, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

Tags: Girl, Love  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

Tags: Ideas, Union  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.

Tags: Married, Woman  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

Tags: Life, Makes  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

Tags: Cigarettes, Far  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

Tags: Happy, Woman  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

Tags: Love, Reason  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

Tags: Repent, Sure  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Tags: Good, Happy  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Tags: Able, Wife  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all.

Tags: Career, Good  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall
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I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and a woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law.

Tags: Law, Woman  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

I think it's best if there's an amendment that goes on the ballot where the people can weigh in. Every time this issue has gone on the ballot, the people have voted to retain the traditional definition of marriage as recently as California in 2008.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

I think you may see again a rise at the federal government level for a - a call for the federal constitutional amendment, because people want to make sure that this definition of marriage remains secure, because after all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.

Tags: Family, Government  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

For a while I didn't believe in marriage. But I think I do believe in having a love. I'm not saying only one love ever, but in having a good, solid relationship. I think that's possible.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.

Tags: Real, Wedding  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

Tags: Majority, Trying  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

Tags: Anniversary, Soul  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

Tags: Contend, Monster  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

Tags: Good, Morning  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

Tags: Until, Woman  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I got married at 22 and remained in an abusive marriage for 10 years. I made up my mind that that was never going to happen to me again. I made a brave step to walk out in a society when you didn't walk out of an abusive marriage. It was mental and physical abuse.

Tags: Mind, Society  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.

Tags: Married, Wings  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough.

Tags: Enough, Reason  ✍ Author: Ingrid Bergman

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Tags: Insanity, Love  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

Tags: Making, State  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.

Tags: Car, Looking  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.

Tags: Bachelor, Old  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

Tags: Friends, Less  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?

Tags: Heaven, Thought  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act.

Tags: Act, Defense  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.

Tags: Prepare, Rehearsals  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

We can practice tolerance while still holding true to cultural values that protect the institution of marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.

Tags: True, Woman  ✍ Author: Ken Calvert

To me, marriage is partly a religious thing and I'm not religious.

Tags: Religious  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution.

Tags: Act, Against  ✍ Author: Ben Nighthorse Campbell

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

Tags: Sacrifice, Unity  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.

Tags: Love, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

Marriage should be viewed as an institution ordained by God and should be out of the control of the state.

Tags: Control, God  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government.

Tags: God, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.

Tags: Gay, Legal  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?

Tags: Government, Why  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

President Bush once said that marriage is a sacred institution and should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman. If this is the case - and most Americans would agree with him on this - then I have to ask: Why is the government at all involved in marrying people?

Tags: Government, Woman  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

I am a firm believer in marriage. In the future I will be married.

Tags: Future, Married  ✍ Author: Elisabetta Canalis

Our black president can't say that he's for gay marriage. That is upsetting to me.

Tags: Black, Gay  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.

Tags: Flowers, Wedding  ✍ Author: Eddie Cantor

Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own.

Tags: Problems, Together  ✍ Author: Eddie Cantor

People say, 'What's the secret to a marriage?' There's no secret - I think you get lucky.

Tags: Lucky, Secret  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I had a friend who, after 25 years of marriage, found himself trying to date again, and it was completely different. Everything had changed, and he had to reacquaint himself. It was funny even talking to him about it. For someone who has been out of the loop, it's a different world.

Tags: Funny, Someone  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.

Tags: Love, Someone  ✍ Author: George Carey

I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

Tags: Adventure, War  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.

Tags: Consensus  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

Tags: Truths, Wife  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

Tags: Anniversary, Heart  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.

Tags: Strong, Successful  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

I like marriage. I feel very secure. It helps when you are in love with the person you are married to.

Tags: Love, Married  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.

Tags: Again, Wife  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.

Tags: Sleep, Together  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.

Tags: Tough, Wife  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

This marriage is no one's business but our own.

Tags: Business  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

Other than marriage, she doesn't control me and I don't control her.

Tags: Control, Her  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.

Tags: Again, Dead  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.

Tags: Funny, Love  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.

Tags: Boring, Good  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don't care if it's called marriage. I don't care if it's called, you know, domestic partnership. I don't care what it's called.

Tags: Care, Love  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.

Tags: Bad, Relationship  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.

Tags: Parents, Work  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

Tags: Bit, Three  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.

Tags: Married, Until  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

Tags: Human, Nerves  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, 'You can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.'

Tags: Mother, Parents  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy.

Tags: Between, Woman  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.

Tags: Happy, Learn  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I don't do marriage. I think it's incredibly naff. And I don't like vulgar displays of ostentation.

Tags: Incredibly, Vulgar  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me.

Tags: Someone, Why  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don't know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.

Tags: Gay, Why  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.

Tags: Family, Work  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.

Tags: Gay  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

I was obsessed with The Who. I would have accepted a marriage proposal from Roger Daltrey on the spot. I went to all of their shows in San Francisco and some in L.A. That was as close as I got to being a groupie.

Tags: Close, Shows  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

Marriage is socialism among two people.

Tags: Among, Socialism  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably.

Tags: Good, Learn  ✍ Author: Anita Ekberg

My mom and my dad were married 56 years, and the fact that I reconciled with my dad I think made their marriage a little bit better as well.

Tags: Dad, Mom  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.

Tags: Either, Sympathy  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.

Tags: Family, Love  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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