just some marriage stuff

Recently I came across some quotes on marriage. I thought they were worth sharing.


For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked. -Bill Cosby

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. -Friedrich Nietzsche

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher. -Socrates

Do not marry a man to reform him. That is what reform schools are for. -Mae West

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. – Leo Tolstoy

Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts. -Jeff Foxworthy

I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other and to understand… is to love. -William Butler Yeats

As for his secret to staying married: “My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me.”-Jon Bon Jovi

The first bond of society is marriage. -Cicero

It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel – they get to know each other better. -Goethe

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

1 Response to “just some marriage stuff”

  1. 1 Wendy Grant
    September 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Love these! I love the “friendship” one. Andy and I have been friends for 18 years and “only” married for 4.5. And also the quarreling one… Growing up in a family that “said all the right things” to “not rock the boat,” I’m finding that I actually appreciate fighting with Andrew. We do indeed get to know each other deeper. Praise God!

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