Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 51.
    Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Romola, ch. 48 (1863).)
  • 52.
    Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 53.
    Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. "Sententiæ: Masculum et Feminam Creavit Eos," A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949).)
  • 54.
    Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
    (Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher. "The Rotation Method," vol. 1, Either/Or (1843).)
  • 55.
    Some marriages depend on domestic arguments the way the courts depend on litigation.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 56.
    Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 603.)
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  • 57.
    When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Pantagruel to Panurge, in Third Book, ch. 29, p. 444, Pleiade edition (1995). paraphrase of St. Paul's opinion on marriage.)
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  • 58.
    Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting, in some countries.
    (Mike Myers (b. 1964), Canadian comic, screenwriter, Bonnie Turner, screenwriter, Terry Turner, screenwriter, and Penelope Spheeris. Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers), in Wayne's World (film) (1992). The movie featured characters created by Mike Myers and developed into a comedy sketch with Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live (TV show), hosted by David Letterman in 1989.)
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  • 59.
    Unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1908). The Bishop, in Getting Married, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 60.
    The best friend will probably get the best spouse, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 265, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 378, "Friendship and Marriage," (1878).)
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