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For any man to match above his rank, is but to sell his liberty.

From my experience, not one in twenty marries the first love; we build statues of snow, and weep to see them melt.

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

God has set the type of marriage everywhere throughout the creation. - Every creature seeks its perfection in another. - The very heavens and earth picture it to us.

Hail wedded love, mysterious law, true source of human offspring, sole propriety in Paradise of all things common else. By thee adulterous lust was driven from men among the bestial herds to range; by thee founded in reason, loyal, just, and pure, relations dear, and all the charities of father, son, and brother first were known.

Hanging and wiving go by destiny.

Hasty marriage seldom proveth well.

Have ever more care that thou be beloved of thy wife, rather than thyself besotted on her; and thou shalt judge of her love by these two observations: first, if thou perceive she have a care of thy estate, and exercise herself therein; the other, if she study to please thee, and be sweet unto thee in conversation, without thy instruction; for love needs no teaching nor precept.

He that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity.

He that marries is like the Doge who was wedded to the Adriatic. He knows not what there is in that which he marries: mayhap treasures and pearls, mayhap monsters and tempests await him.

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.

Henry VIII had so many wives because his dynastic sense was very strong whenever he saw a maid of honour.

His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is: that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.

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.

Humble wedlock is far better than proud virginity.

Husbands and wives talk of the cares of matrimony, and bachelors and spinsters bear them.

I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too - for being married so many times.

I believe marriages would in general be as happy, and often more so, if they were all made by the Lord Chancellor, upon a due consideration of the characters and circumstances, without the parties having any choice in the matter.

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.


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