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#matrimony

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #matrimony




The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.


Alan Patrick Herbert


#matrimony #period

Well married, a man is winged—ill-matched, he is shackled.


Henry Ward Beecher


#matrimony #life

Bride, n. - A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.


Ambrose Bierce


#happiness #humor #marriage #matrimony #satire

Marriage is not a process for prolonging the life of love, sir. It merely mummifies its corpse.


P.G. Wodehouse


#humor #lack-of-feeling #love #lovelessness #marriage

[F]rom my years of understanding ... I happily chose this kind of life in which I yet live [i.e., unmarried], which I assure you for my own part hath hitherto best contented myself and I trust hath been most acceptable to God. From the which if either ambition of high estate offered to me in marriage by the pleasure and appointment of my prince ... or if the eschewing of the danger of my enemies or the avoiding of the peril of death ... could have drawn or dissuaded me from this kind of life, I had not now remained in this estate wherein you see me. But so constant have I always continued in this determination ... yet is it most true that at this day I stand free from any other meaning that either I have had in times past or have at this present.


Elizabeth I Tudor


#choice #contentment #dignity #empowerment #freedom

There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?" "Are you a young lady?" "I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.


Charlotte Brontë


#expectations #gender #honesty #independence #influence

LEONATO Well, then, go you into hell? BEATRICE No, but to the gate; and there will the devil meet me, like an old cuckold, with horns on his head, and say 'Get you to heaven, Beatrice, get you to heaven; here's no place for you maids:' so deliver I up my apes, and away to Saint Peter for the heavens; he shows me where the bachelors sit, and there live we as merry as the day is long.


William Shakespeare


#empowerment #freedom #happiness #heaven #husbands

I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand -- they only. Know this at last.


Charlotte Brontë


#conscience #courtship #dignity #empowerment #feminism

And such is your definition of matrimony and dancing. Taken in that light, certainly their resemblance is not striking; but I think I could place them in such a view. You will allow that in both man has the advantage of choice, woman only the power of refusal; that in both it is an engagement between man and woman, formed for the advantage of each; and that when once entered into, they belong exclusively to each other till the moment of its dissolution; that it is their duty each to endeavor to give the other no cause for wishing that he or she had bestowed themselves elsewhere, and their best interest to keep their own imaginations from wandering towards the perfections of their neighbors, or fancying that they should have been better off with any one else.


Jane Austen


#faithfulness #marriage #matrimony #faith

[I]t is not by being richer or more powerful that a man becomes better; one is a matter of fortune, the other of virtue. Nor should she deem herself other than venal who weds a rich man rather than a poor, and desires more things in her husband than himself. Assuredly, whomsoever this concupiscence leads into marriage deserves payment rather than affection.


Héloïse d'Argenteuil


#concupiscence #dignity #fortune #greed #honesty






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