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When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.

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

If you wish to marry suitably, marry your equal.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

No man was ever shot by his wife while doing the dishes.

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The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

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

Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.

John Updike (1932-?) American writer.


The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence.

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Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

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It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity.

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