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Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist.

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

Aeschylus (BC 525-BC 456) Greek dramatist.

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French novelist and essayist.

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American novelist,

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist.

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) English-born poet and man of letters.

An early-rising man... a good spouse but a bad husband.

Gabriel García Márquez (1928-?) Colombian writer.

My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind --intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

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