Proverbs and quotes about marriage, wives and husbands.

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A cheerful wife is the spice of life.
(unknown author)

A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband.

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.
John Florio

A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Ruth Bell Graham

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne

A great marriage is not when the perfect couple comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Jane Austen
Source: Pride and Prejudice

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
Israel Zangwil

A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
Thomas Fuller

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Jean Cocteau

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
Woody Allen

Better a stupid wife than a mess at home.

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Jane Austen
Source: 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!
Source: Song of Solomon

I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.
(unknown author)

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Lord of the Rings
Quoted: Arwen
Quote from the movie

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Gerald Brenan

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It is not birth, marriage or death, but gastrulation, which is truly the most important time in your life.
Lewis Wolpert

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 mistake every man should make.
Sir George Jessel

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.
Fawn Weaver

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.

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
Source: Thrones, Dominations
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.
John Grisham
Source: 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.
Joseph Joubert

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 hen tells the cock to crow.

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!
Charlotte Brontë
Source: The Professor
Quoted: William Crimsworth

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.
Rudyard Kipling

The wedding feast is not made with mushrooms only.

There is no cure for stupid wives and willful children.

Tie the knot.
Getting married.

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right shut up.
Ogden Nash

When you retire, you switch bosses — from the one who hired you to the one who married you.
Gene Perret

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.

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