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In the career of female fame, there are few prizes to be obtained which can vie with the obscure state of a beloved wife, or a happy mother.

In the opinion of the world marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. - The truth is precisely the reverse; it begins all.

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?

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

It is better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves.

It is not good that the man should be alone.

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.

Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage; and half shut afterward.

Let still the woman take an elder than herself; so wears she to him: so sways she level in her husband's heart.

Let there be spaces in your togetherness.

Love is a fever which marriage puts to bed and cures.

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.

Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.

Man and wife are equally concerned to avoid all offense of each other in the beginning of their conversation. A little thing can blast an infant blossom.

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

Many a marriage has commenced, like the morning, red, and perished like a mushroom. Wherefore? Because the married pair neglected to be as agreeable to each other after their union as they were before it. Seek always to please each other, but in doing so keep heaven in mind. Lavish not your love today, remembering that marriage has a morrow and again a morrow. Bethink ye, my daughters, what the word housewife expresses. The married woman is her husband's domestic trust. On her he ought to be able to place his reliance in house and family; to her he should confide the key of his heart and the lock of his storeroom. His honor and his home are under her protection, his welfare in her hands. Ponder this! And you, my sons, be true men of honor, and good fathers of your families. Act in such wise that your wives respect and love you. And what more shall I say to you, my children? Peruse diligently the word of God; that will guide you out of storm and dead calm, and bring you safe into port. And as for the rest - do your best!

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

Marriage ain't easy but nothing that's worth much ever is.

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