trust & marriage quotes


A promise made is a debt unpaid.
- Robert W. Service

Loyalty is still the same, Whether it win or lose the game; True as a dial to the sun, Although it be not shined upon.
- Samuel Butler

Never trust the teller. Trust the tale.
- D. H. Lawrence

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.
- E. B. White

When praying does no good, insurance does help.
- Bertolt Brecht

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
- Samuel Johnson

I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.
- Henry David Thoreau

To put one's trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it.
- Samuel Butler

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George Macdonald

Trust me, but look to thyself.
- Irish proverb

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
- Thomas Fuller

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust one who has tried.
- Virgil

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
- Henry Clay

Trust in God, and keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

Thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed.
- Bible

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
- Thomas Jefferson

Public toffice is a public trust.
- Dan S. Lamont

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George Macdonald

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
- Bible

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again.
- William Cullen Bryant

'Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Truth ever lovely - since the world began, The foe of tyrants, and the friend of man.
- Thomas Campbell

"It was as true," said Mr. Barkis,... "as taxes is. And nothing's truer than them."
- Charles Dickens

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
- Benjamin Disraeli

For truth has such a face and such a mien, As to be lov'd needs only to be seen.
- John Dryden

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
- Mary Baker Eddy

The greater the truth the greater the libel.
- Lord Ellenborough

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
- Bible

There is no truth in him.
- Bible

'Tis true, 'tis pity; And pity 'tis 'tis true.
- William Shakespeare

Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.
- James Russell Lowell

My man's as true as steel.
- William Shakespeare

All great truths began as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau


I'm an extinct volcano.
- Nancy Lady Astor

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
- Portuguese proverb

A wise woman will always let her husband have her way.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Erica Jong

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5,000 Gideon Bibles.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers anybody else to rail at me.
- William Congreve

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
- Samuel Johnson

Married women are kept women, and they are beginning to find it out.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Modern American marriage is like a wire fence. The woman's the wire -the posts are the husband's.
- Langdon Mitchell

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
- Isaac Disraeli

The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to step back and see where the wife was wrong.
- Archie Bunker

There is nothing like living together for blinding people to each other.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first.
- Adela Rogers St. John

When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
- Prince Philip

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
- Benjamin Franklin

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing.
- Bible

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
- Joseph Barth

As a general thing, people marry most happily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age when they do not really know what their own kind is.
- Robertson Davies

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
- Harlan Miller

Marriage is the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise longue.
- Mrs. Patrick Campbell

A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
- Samuel Johnson

Pains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That's what makes a marriage last - more than passion or even sex.
- Simone Signoret

Marriage: a job. Happiness or unhappiness has nothing to do with it.
- Kathleen Norris

A wife encourages her husband's egoism in order to exercise her own.
- Russell Green

A man and a woman marry because both of them don't know what to do with themselves.
- Anton Chekhov

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant, of a teacher and a learner.
- John Updike

Marriage is one long conversation checkered by disputes.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Husband and wife come to look alike at last.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

There is a radicalism in all getting, and a conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical, while marriage is conservative.
- Eric Hoffer

The young man who wants to marry happily should pick out a good mother and marry one of her daughters - any one will do.
- J. Ogden Armour

His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is: that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
- Henry Fielding

If thee marries for money, thee surely will earn it.
- Ezra Bowen

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other, to let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Henry VIII had so many wives because his dynastic sense was very strong whenever he saw a maid of honour.
- Will Cuppy

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Marriages would in general be as happy, and often more so, if they were all made by the Lord Chancellor.
- Samuel Johnson

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Love is a fever which marriage puts to bed and cures.
- Richard J. Needham

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as if she weren't.
- Sacha Guitry

No labourer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love -except the housewife.
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

What is instinct? It is the natural tendency in one when filled with dismay to turn to his wife.
- Finley Peter Dunne

A husband always prefers his wife's mother-in-law to his own.
- Anonymous

Woe to the house where the hen crows and the rooster keeps still.
- Spanish proverb

Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.
- Chinese proverb

Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

I never married because I have three pets at home that answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog that growls every morning, a parrot that swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
- Marie Corelli

Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
- Kahlil Gibran

Any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting and significant than any romance, however passionate.
- W. H. Auden

One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour.
- M. M. Musselman

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

Polygamy: an endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
- Elbert Hubbard

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making, in all, two.
- Ambrose Bierce

Marriage is a great institution, and no family should be without it.
- Channing Pollock

Any married man should forget his mistakes - no use two people remembering the same thing.
- Duane Dewel

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not.
- H. L. Mencken

Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.
- Langdon Mitchell

I married beneath me - all women do.
- Nancy Lady Astor

One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
- Groucho Marx

A good husband should always bore his wife.
- Fred Jacob

There isn't a wife in the world who has not taken the exact measure of her husband, weighed him and settled him in her own mind, and knows him as well as if she had ordered him after designs and specifications of her own.
- Charles Warner

A woman is not a whole woman without the experience of marriage. In the case of a bad marriage, you win if you lose. Of the two alternatives - bad marriage or none - I believe bad marriage would be better. It is a bitter experience and a high price to pay for fulfillment, but it is the better alternative.
- Fannie Hurst

Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.
- Anonymous

It is better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves.
- Arab proverb

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
- Sir Francis Bacon

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
- Sir Francis Bacon

A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
- Honore de Balzac

With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
- Bible

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure, Marry'd in hast, we may repent at leisure.
- William Congreve

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.
- Danish proverb

To marry once is a duty, twice a folly, thrice is madness.
- Dutch proverb

There is a French saying: "Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love."
- De Finod

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Every woman should marry - and no man.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
- Benjamin Franklin

Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage; and half shut afterward.
- Thomas Fuller

It is not good that the man should be alone.
- Bible

Bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh.
- Bible

Weeping bride, laughing wife; laughing bride, weeping wife.
- German proverb

Matrimony, - the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
- Heinrich Heine

Marriage is something you have to give your whole mind to.
- Henrik Ibsen

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
- Andrew Jackson

What therefore God hath joined together let not man put asunder.
- Matthew

Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue.
- Old English Rhyme

If thou wouldst marry wisely, marry thine equal.
- Ovid

The woman cries before the wedding; the man afterward.
- Polish proverb

A prudent wife is from the Lord.
- Bible

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty, and women their happiness.
- Bible

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed; maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
- William Shakespeare

The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women.
- George Bernard Shaw

Marriages are made in Heaven.
- Lord Alfred Tennyson

Remember, it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
- William Thackeray

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.
- Oscar Wilde

Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
- Oscar Wilde

I'll wager that in ten years it will be fashionable again to be a virgin.
- Barbara Cartland

Is sex dirty? Only if it is done right.
- Woody Allen

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
- Margaret Thatcher

Sara could commit adultery at one end and weep for her sins at the other, and enjoy both operations at once.
- Joyce Carey

Sex is an emotion in motion.
- Mae West

Sex is a relatively recent addition to the dance of life. For more than 2,000,000,000 years, asexual reproduction was the rule. You know, if you were a creature, you just separated into two clones.
- Mark Jerome Walters

Sex, unlike justice, should not be seen to be done.
- Evelyn Laye

The reason that husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong to different sexes.
- Dorothy Dix

There will be sex after death; we just won't be able to feel it.
- Lily Tomlin

Two-parent sex appeared on the scene about 500,000,000 years ago.
- Mark Jerome Walters

When she raises her eyelids it's as if she were taking off all her clothes.
- Colette

Sex is the great amateur art.
- David Cort

Of all sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
- Rimy de Gourmont

I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. This is something God recognizes I will do - and I have done it - and God forgives me for it.
- Jimmy Carter

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Francis

Whatever else can be said about sex, it cannot be called a dignified performance.
- Helen Lawrenson

Sex - the poor man's polo.
- Clifford Odets

Lord, make me chaste - but not yet.
- St. Augustine

The natural man has only two primal passions - to get and beget.
- William Osier

Amoebas at the start were not complex -They tore themselves apart and started sex.
- Arthur Guiterman

Every animal is sad after intercourse.
- Latin proverb

As a matter of biology, if something bites you it is probably female.
- Scott M. Kruse

Sex ought to be a wholly satisfying link between two affectionate people from which they emerge unanxious, rewarded, and ready for more.
- Alex Comfort

When a man tells me he's run out of steam in the sex department, I'll tell him, 'Count your blessings; you've escaped from the clutches of a cruel tyrant. Enjoy!'
- Richard J. Needham

While a person does not give up on sex, sex does not give up on the person.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I wasn't kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth.
- Chico Marx

I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls would never dream of doing - like showering.
- Yakov Smirnoff

All men look at Dr. Ruth and wonder how she has gained all that sexual experience.
- Rita Rudner

The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.
- Bill Maker

Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right.
- Woody Allen

If it weren't for pickpockets I'd have no sex life at all.
- Rodney Dangerfield

It's been so long since I made love I can't even remember who gets tied up.
- Joan Rivers

A promiscuous person is someone who is getting more sex than you are.
- Victor Lownes

Definition of a Jewish nymphomaniac: A woman who will make love the same day she has her hair done.
- Maureen Lipman

Girls are much more psychic than guys. They're the first to know if you're going to get laid.
- Paul Rodriguez

Sex at eighty-four is terrific, especially the one in the winter.
- Milton Berle

In opposition to sex education: Let the kids today learn it where we did - in the gutter.
- Pat Paulsen

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.
- Henry Miller

I am always looking for meaningful one-night stands.
- Dudley Moore

Accept every blind date you can get, even with a girl who wears jeans. Maybe you can talk her out of them.
- Abigail Van Buren

For birth control I rely on my personality.
- Milt Abel

Personally, I know nothing about sex because I've always been married.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Sex is like money; only too much is enough.
- John Updike

I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I was with this girl the other night, and from the way she was responding to my skillful caresses, you would have sworn she was conscious from the top of her head to the tag on her toes.
- Emo Philips

If there is reincarnation, I'd like to come back as Warren Beatty's fingertips.
- Woody Allen

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380 SL convertible.
- P. J. O'Rourke