Wives are young men's mistresses;
companions for middle age; and old men's nurses.
Francis Bacon, "Of Marriage and Single Life,"
If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry
and the remaining chapters in prose.
One of the good things that come of a true marriage is,
that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them;
or rather there is one face which you can still see the same,
through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love,
and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
Pity all newlyweds. She cooks something nice for him,
and he brings her flowers, and they kiss and think:
How easy marriage is.