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One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.

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

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

Only so far as a man is happily married to himself, is he fit for married life to another, and for family life generally.

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other, to let her have it.

Pains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That's what makes a marriage last - more than passion or even sex.

Pleasant the snaffle of courtship, improving the manners and carriage; but the colt who is wise will abstain from the terrible throw bit of Marriage.

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.

Polygamy: An endeavor to get more out of life than there is in it.

Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.

Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.

Save the love we pay to heaven, there is none purer, holier, than that a virtuous woman feels for him she would cleave to through life. Sisters part from sisters, brothers from brothers, children from their parents, but such a woman from the husband of her choice, never!

Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.

She that hath a wise husband must entice him to an eternal dearness by the veil of modesty and the grave robes of chastity, the ornament of meekness, and the jewels of faith and charity. She must have no painting but blushings; her brightness must be purity, and she must shine round about with sweetness and friendship; and she shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies.

Show me one couple unhappy merely on account of their limited circumstances, and I will show you ten who are wretched from other causes.

Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue.

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

Take not too short a time, to make a world-wide bargain in.

That alliance may be said to have a double tie, where the minds are united as well as the body, and the union will have all its strength, when both the links are in perfection together.


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