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The man who says his wife can't take a joke forgets that she took him.

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Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.


Before marriage, a man will go home and lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll go to sleep before you finish saying it.

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) American journalist and humorist.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) American journalist and humorist.

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

Peter de Vries (1910-1993) American editor and novelist.

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.