Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won’t even lay down his newspaper.
Courtship to marriage is as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. – william congreve, the old bachelor, 1693
Advocates of easy divorce say: how cruel it is to keep people tied
Together when they are not happy! It’s true that all restraints are in
A sense cruel, but without the sturdy fence, the bawling cattle in the
Pasture would be destroying themselves in the green corn and damp
Alfalfa. And so it is with the restraints on divorce.
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. – james c. Dobson
I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even
Marry you because i loved you. I married you because you
Gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise i gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect
People got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.
And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that
Protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that
No man expects a great deal from marriage. He is quite satisfied if his wife is a good cook, a good valet, an attentive audience, and a patient nurse.
For you see, each day i love you more.
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Alimony – the ransom that the happy pay to the devil. – h.l. mencken, “sententiae,” a book of burlesques, 1920
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant.” – john updike
This delivery driver carries no money. His wife has it all.