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The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

  - Henry YoungmanTopics: humor marriage
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: business and money marriage
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.

  - Dr. Joyce BrothersTopics: humor marriage
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to comprehend his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.

  - Israel ZangwillTopics: humor marriage
No man can consider himself truly married until he understands every word his wife is not saying.

  - Lord MancroftTopics: humor marriage
An unmarried man may not be an elementary teacher.

  - Mishna: KiddushinTopics: marriage education
A pleasant home, a pleasant wife and pleasant furnishings enlarge a man's mind.

  - Talmud, BerakhotTopics: marriage home and family
Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.

  - Henry YoungmanTopics: humor marriage home and family
The husband is master of the home. . . if the wife is out-of-doors.

  - Traditional ProverbTopics: marriage home and family
A betrothed girl in Jerusalem does not need to adorn herself with the scent of incense.

  - Talmud, Yoma 39bTopics: women Jerusalem marriage
A man should eat and drink less than he can afford to, dress as well and as much as he can afford to, and lavish more on his wife.

  - Talmud, ChullinTopics: food and drink marriage
If the eyes of a bride are beautiful, no need to examine the rest.

  - Talmud Ta"anitTopics: marriage
When a man who has been previously married marries a woman who has been previously married, four people go to bed.

  - Talmud, PesachimTopics: marriage
Who commits adultery has no heart.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 6:32Topics: justice and law marriage
In pain shall you bear children.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) 3:16Topics: women children marriage Torah/Bible/Tanach
It is not good for Man to be alone.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) 2:18Topics: marriage
Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother, and cleaves to his wife: and they become one flesh.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) 2:24Topics: justice and law marriage
You shall not commit adultery.

  - Exodus (Shmot) 20:13Topics: justice and law marriage Torah/Bible/Tanach
If two ropes are tied together, untying one means untying both.

  - Leviticus (Vayikra) R.Topics: wisdom marriage
Just as one must respect the memory of one's widow, so one must respect one's divorcee.

  - Leviticus (Vayikra) R.Topics: marriage
A woman asked Rabbi Yossi ben Chalafta: 'How many days did it take the Lord to create the world?' He answered: 'Six.' 'And, since then, what has He been doing?' The reply came: 'Making marriages.'

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: marriage
Everything comes from the woman---a good and worthy wife makes her husband righteous, and the opposite is also true.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: women marriage
If a man's wife dies and he has grown-up children, let him not remarry till he marry them off!

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: children death marriage
Marriages are made in heaven.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: marriage
The adulterer and the adulteress have surely broken all Ten Commandments.

  - Numbers (Bamidbar) R.Topics: justice and law marriage
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