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It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.

Author: Enid Bagnold (1889-1981)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

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.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

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

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.

Author: John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Profession: American Actor

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.

Author: Joseph Barth


Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it.

Author: Baskins


Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.

Author: Vicki Baum (1888-1960)

Profession: American Writer

The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength --each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence.

Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)

Profession: French Novelist, Essayist

How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.

Author: Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878)

Profession: American Educator, Writer

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.

Author: Jill Bennett

Profession: American Actress

For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. [Matthew 22:30]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. [1 Peter 3:7]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian