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    marriage Quotes

    Once we realize that the strangers are here forever and won't go away, then, like husband and wife in the old-style marriage, we would try to find a way of living together peacefully and with mutual benefit. The sooner we understand that in a globalized world the diasporic nature of cohabitation is never likely to end, that it will always be with us, I believe such modus vivendi will be found.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    When people think, rightly or wrongly, that marriage is forever, they are stimulated to seek and find a resolution, a modus vivendi, whenever they quarrel.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  forever  marriage 
    I always said marriage should be a fifty-fifty proposition. He should be at least fifty years old, and have at least fifty-million dollars.
    — Zsa Zsa Gabor
    tags: marriage  year 
    We are very puritan in America. We still hold true to these really antiquated values, this idea of the sanctity of marriage.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: true  value  america  ideas  marriage 
    If everybody was so reverent of the institute of marriage, how did all the adultery get committed?
    — Zoë Heller
    tags: marriage 
    I think there is some credibility to the notion that marriage is an institution. It meant something very different hundreds of years ago when it became the norm for people to go off and pair.
    — Zak Orth
    tags: people  marriage  year 
    Once both gay marriage and marijuana are finally legal, those of you against them are not invited to the really fun parties I'm gonna throw.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: fun  gay  marriage 
    We all support the idea of a strong marriage, we all clearly like a good party. Call us hopeless romantics, call it the triumph of hope over experience - most of us think when people love each other and want to make that long-term commitment, that is a wonderful thing. So why would we stop a loving couple getting married just because they are gay?
    — Yvette Cooper
    Marriage is a difficult project. When seven years have passed and all your body's cells have been replaced, you're meant to experience that seven-year itch.
    — Yoko Ono
    Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: marriage 
    When talking about marriage, A
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: marriage 
    Marriage is like the Middle East, isn't it? There's no solution.
    — Willy Russell
    tags: marriage 
    For women of my generation, it was the 'juggling act.' Jobs, marriage, children, homes, and aging parents were the balls we added, tossing them in the air as our lives filled up and praying they wouldn't come crashing down on our heads.
    — Willow Bay
    I always felt as though, 'If nothing else, I have a successful marriage.'
    — Willie Aames
    Marriage was ordained for a remedy and to increase the world and for the man to help the woman and the woman the man, with all love and kindness.
    — William Tyndale
    tags: men  women  world  kindness  help  marriage 
    We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.
    — William Shatner
    tags: death  live  grief  school  marriage  wife 
    I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.
    — William Shatner
    tags: marriage 
    Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other's point of view?
    — William Shatner
    Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: sacred  marriage 
    The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    Marriage is a fine and sacred thing if you make it so.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: sacred  marriage 
    Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship. We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families. Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world.
    — William J Doherty
    Whether it's marriage of business, patience is the first rule of success.
    — William Feather
    Marriage is long enough to have plenty of room for time behind it.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: time  marriage 
    Marriage is honourable, as you say; and if so, wherefore should Cuckoldom be a Discredit, being deriv'd from so honourable a Root?
    — William Congreve
    tags: marriage 
    Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools.
    — William Congreve
    tags: men  marriage  wife  fools 
    Marriage indeed may qualify the fury of his passion, but it very rarely mends a man's manners.
    — William Congreve
    tags: passion  marriage 
    Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
    — William Congreve
    tags: witty  marriage 
    Don't instill, or allow anybody else to instill into the hearts of your girls the idea that marriage is the chief end of life. If you do, don't be surprised if they get engaged to the first empty, useless fool they come across.
    — William Booth
    tags: heart  girls  ideas  marriage  fools 
    The mere idea of marriage, as a strong possibility, if not always nowadays a reasonable likelihood, existing to weaken the will by distracting its straight aim in the life of practically every young girl, is the simple secret of their confessed inferiority in men's pursuits and professions to-day.
    — William Bolitho
    By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law, that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during marriage.
    — William Blackstone
    Marriage may be polygamic, monogamic, polyandric, complex according to the Oneida pattern, or other, and is true marriage (I do not say perfect marriage) so long as it promotes the happiness of the persons married, and the procreation, support, and education of children, and so long as it is founded on the joint free contract of the persons married, and remains under the sanction of the organic society of which those persons are members.
    — William Batchelder Greene
    Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.
    — William A. Clark
    tags: men  women  marriage 
    A good marriage is like an incredible retirement fund. You put everything you have into it during your productive life, and over the years it turns from silver to gold to platinum.
    — Willard Scott
    tags: marriage  year 
    Marriage is the hardest thing you will ever do. The secret is removing divorce as an option. Anybody who gives themselves that option will get a divorce.
    — Will Smith
    tags: secret  marriage  divorce 
    The high arts of literature and music stand in a curious relationship to one another, at once securely comfortable and deeply uneasy - rather like a long-term marriage.
    — Will Self
    I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
    — Wilkie Collins
    tags: marriage 
    If I ever meet with the man who fulfills my ideal, I shall make it a condition of the marriage settlement, that I am to have chocolate under the pillow.
    — Wilkie Collins
    tags: men  marriage 
    People should be _very_ careful when choosing the future fathers and mothers of their children. For that reason alone, it is extremely mean to demand a marriage certificate for life, just for one night of embracement.
    — Wilhelm Reich
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