Proverbs and quotes about marriage, wives and husbands.
A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband.
A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Ruth Bell Graham
A great marriage is not when the perfect couple comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Pride and Prejudice
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Better a stupid wife than a mess at home.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Pride and Prejudice
How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is your love than wine! and the smell of your ointments than all spices!
Song of Solomon
I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.
The Lord of the Rings
Quote from the movie
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
Man is the head of the family; woman is the neck that turns the head.
Marriage is a little bit like buying melons, you need a little luck.
Marriage is a sack full of ninety-nine snakes and one eel.
Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
If you get married too quickly, you may spend all your life regretting it.
Matrimony … is no more than a form of friendship recognised by the police.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Based on a quotation of Robert Louis Stevenson
Men make houses, women make homes.
One of her husbands was a cousin to one of my wives.
Ford County: Stories
One who plants grapes by the road side, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem.
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
The drone bee dies soon after the wedding night.
The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
Robert C. Dodds
The idea of marrying a doll or a fool was always abhorrent to me. I know that a pretty doll, a fair fool, might do well enough for the honeymoon; but when passion cooled, how dreadful to find a lump of wax and wood laid in my bossom, a half-idiot clasped in my arms, and to remember that I had made of this my equal – nay, my idol – to know that I must pass the rest of my dreary life with a creature incapable of understanding what I said, of appreciating what I thought, or of sympathising with what I felt!
The idiot who has his eye on your wife is like a blood sucking fly.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a clever woman to manage a fool.
There is no cure for stupid wives and willful children.
Tie the knot.
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right shut up.
Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook.
You can’t be the head of a family unless you show yourself both stupid and deaf.