Edition : First
Copyright : Copyright © 1992 by Edythe Draper
A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple. -French Proverb
A good husband makes a good wife.
A good wife makes a good husband.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. -Robert Quillen (1887–1948)
A man too good for the world is no good for his wife.- Jewish Proverb
A successful marriage demands a divorce; a divorce from your own self-love. -Paul Frost (1938– )
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. -André Maurois (1885–1967)
A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement. -Ann Landers (1918– )
A wife is not a guitar; you can’t play on her and then hang her on the wall. -Russian Proverb
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
As you would have a daughter, so choose a wife. -Italian Proverb
Be to her virtues very kind; Be to her faults a little blind. -Matthew Prior (1664–1721)
Better be half hang’d, than ill wed.
Better to break the engagement than the marriage.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will become very happy. If you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher. -Socrates (470–399 b.c.)
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads that sew people together through the years. -Simone Signoret (1921–1985)
Choose neither a wife nor linen by candlelight. -Spanish Proverb
Choose your wife by ear rather than by eye.
Even if marriages are made in heaven, man has to be responsible for the maintenance.
Extreme independence is as destructive to a relationship as total dependence. -James C. Dobson (1936– )
He who does not honor his wife dishonors himself. -Spanish Proverb
Husbands and wives should constantly guard against overcommitment. Even worthwhile and enjoyable activities become damaging when they consume the last ounce of energy or the remaining free moments in the day. -James C. Dobson (1936– )
If your wife is small, stoop down and whisper in her ear.- Jewish Proverb
It is as absurd to say that a man can’t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music. Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850)
It is not marriage that fails, it is people that fail. -Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969)
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. -Herbert Samuel
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Knit your hearts with an unslipping knot. -William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Knowing when to say nothing is 50 percent of tact and 90 percent of marriage. -Sydney J. Harris (1917–1986)
Let the wife make her husband glad to come home and let him make her sorry to see him leave. -Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight. -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799)
Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses.
Marriage is a perpetual test of character.
Marriage is heaven or hell. -German Proverb
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out. -Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533–1592)
Marriage is not for a moment; it is for a lifetime. It requires long and serious preparation. It is not to be leaped into, but entered with solemn steps of deliberation. For one of the most intimate and difficult of human relationships is that of marriage.
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. -Louis K. Anspacher
Marriage may be an institution, but it is not a reform school.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them. -Sydney Smith (1771–1845)
Married life is a marathon. . . . It is not enough to make a great start toward long-term marriage. You will need the determination to keep plugging. . . . Only then will you make it to the end. -James C. Dobson (1936– )
Pray one hour before going to war, Two hours before going to sea, Three hours before getting married.
She is but half a wife who is not a friend. -William Penn (1644–1718)
Success in marriage is more than finding the right person: it is being the right person. -Robert Browning (1812–1889)
Successful marriage is always a triangle: a man, a woman, and God.- Cecil Myers
The Christian is supposed to love his neighbor, and since his wife is his nearest neighbor, she should be his deepest love. -Martin Luther (1483–1546)
The man who is forever criticizing his wife’s judgment never seems to question her choice of a husband.
The man who would rather play golf than eat should marry the woman who would rather shop than cook.
There is no perfect marriage for there are no perfect people. -French Proverb
To marry a woman for her beauty is like buying a house for its paint.
Try praising your wife even if it does frighten her at first. -Billy Sunday (1862–1935)
Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It obviates the crude requirements of polygamy. If you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem. -G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936)
When I was a young man, I vowed never to marry until I found the ideal woman. Well, I found her—but, alas, she was waiting for the ideal man. -Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
When marriage becomes a solution for loneliness . . . it rarely satisfies. -Steve Goodier
When will there be an end of marrying? I suppose, when there is an end of living. -Tertullian (c. 160–after 220)
Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. -Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)