Marriage is one of the pillars of life. It is a fantastic thing to enter into and *can* be a cournerstone of families. They offer many benefits but require many sacrifices. Of course, more and more people are seeking divorce due to bad circumstances. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean there isn't someone out there for them.
Below is a list of quotes about marriage and what it means to us.
When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll.
Susan B. Anthony
Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.
I married beneath me--all women do.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Well-married, a man is winged; ill-matched, he is shackled.
Henry Ward Beecher
Bride, n. A Woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and taht's his plague.
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
The ideal that marriage aims at is that of spiritual union through the physical. The human love that it incarnates is intended to serve as a stepping stone to divine or universal love.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on earth.
A virtuous wife is a man's best treasure.
Muhammad, The Sayings of Muhammad, 418
If they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
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Paul, 1 Coorinthians 7:9
Saw a wedding in the church; and strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
Wedlock is a padlock.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw
My dear, my better half.
Sir Philip Sidney
A wife is the joy of a man's heart.
Talmud, Rabbinical writings
More relationship quotes:
Engagements - Quotations on being engaged.
Families - What having a family means.