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Wedlock Quotes

Wedlock Quotes by C. S. Lewis, Lucretius, Mike Huckabee, Don Lemon, Honore de Balzac, Andrew Neil and many others.

Away with tears and fears and troubles! United in wedlock with the eternal Godhead Itself, our nature ascends into the Heaven of Heavens. So it would be impious to call ourselves ‘miserable.’ On the contrary, Man is a creature whom the Angels-were they capable of envy-would envy. Let us lift up our hearts!
C. S. Lewis
Huts they made then, and fire, and skins for clothing, And a woman yielded to one man in wedlock… … Common, to see the offspring they had made; The human race began to mellow then. Because of fire their shivering forms no longer Could bear the cold beneath the covering sky.
Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock.
Mike Huckabee
More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers.
Don Lemon
Marriageable girls as well as mothers understand the terms and perils of the lottery called wedlock. That is why women weep at a wedding and men smile.
Honore de Balzac
Most children of the underclass are born out of wedlock; relationships are fleeting and unstable (which ensures that what is born into the underclass stays in the underclass). This is a world in which there are almost no worthwhile male role models, which is a disaster when boys turn to youths.
Andrew Neil
Do we honestly believe that hopeless kids growing up under the harsh new rules will turn out to be chaste, studious, responsible adults? On the contrary, by limiting welfare, job training, education and nutritious food, won’t we plant the seeds for another bumper crop of out-of-wedlock moms, deadbeat dads and worse?
Richard Stolley
The Bible may be the Greatest Story Ever Told, but the most popular story you can ever tell is about a good-looking couple having a really swell time copulating outside wedlock, and having to quit for one reason or another while doing it is still a novelty.
Kurt Vonnegut
Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from true love of the person, but because of a large dowry.
Hosea Ballou
I believe it will be found that those who marry late are best pleased with their children; and those who marry early, with their partners.
Samuel Johnson
Hate is of all things the mightiest divider, nay, is division itself. To couple hatred, therefore, though wedlock try all her golden links, and borrow to tier aid all the iron manacles and fetters of law, it does but seek to twist a rope of sand.
John Milton
After all, wedlock is the natural state of man. A bachelor is not a complete human being. He is like the odd half of a pair of scissors, which has not yet found its fellow, and therefore is not even half so useful as they might be together.
Benjamin Franklin
If a superior woman marry a vulgar or inferior man, he makes her miserable, but seldom governs her mind or vulgarizes her nature; and if there be love on his side, the chances are that in the end she will elevate and refine him.
Anna Brownell Jameson
The land of marriage has this peculiarity: that strangers are desirous of inhabiting it, while its natural inhabitants would willingly be banished from thence.
Michel de Montaigne
If she be not honest, chaste, and true, there’s no man happy.
William Shakespeare
Our families have fallen to pieces. 75 percent of all black children are born out of wedlock, without a father.
Shelby Steele
Wedlock: the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise longue.It doesn’t matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete.
Benjamin Disraeli
Husband and wife have so many interests in common that when they have jogged through the ups and downs of life a sufficient time, the leash which at first galled often grows easy and familiar.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
I am very much aware that I am considered a ‘strong woman.’ And I am also aware that that is only because I had a child outside wedlock.
Neena Gupta
Husband and wife,–so much in common, how different in type! Such a contrast, and yet such harmony, strength and weakness blended together!
Giovanni Ruffini
Everyone is sinning, so it’s no longer rebellious to sin. You’re just a conformist if you’re drunk; and naked; driving around in a loud motorcycle; smoking cigarrettes; breaking commandments; getting pregnant out of wedlock. Everyone’s done that. That’s so tired!
Mark Driscoll
Wedlock’s a lane where there is no turning.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
The stark truth is that as long as the welfare state makes it possible for young women – or teenage girls – to have children without a husband and survive without a job, out-of-wedlock births will remain ruinously high, and the inner city will continue to be marked by crime, poverty, and despair.
David Boaz
Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine.
William Shakespeare
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.
Emma Goldman
We must demand that blacks work, stop making babies out of wedlock, and raise their children.
Jesse Lee Peterson
Contraception leads to more babies being born out of wedlock, like fire extinguishers lead to more fires.
Stephen Colbert
The very difference of character in marriage produces a harmonious combination.
Washington Irving
A successful lie cannot be brought into this world and capriciously abandoned; like any committed relationship, it must be maintained, and with far more devotion than the truth, which carries on being carelessly true without any help.
Lionel Shriver
I believe that poverty is often the result of inappropriate behavior – out-of-wedlock births, dropping out of school, crime and drugs – which should not be rewarded. But often it isn’t, and common decency requires that we take care of the least of these.
Joe Klein
The trouble with wedlock is that there’s not enough wed and too much lock.
Christopher Morley
The condition of women in our country is so bad that compared to them I have been through nothing. I have just had a child out of wedlock, but I get to be the face of the independent modern woman. I don’t think it is fair.
Neena Gupta
I was born out of wedlock. Nobody brought me up.
Ethel Waters
A happy wedlock is a long falling in love.
Theodore Parker
Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.
The horror of wedlock, the most appalling, the most loathsome of all the bonds humankind has devised for its own discomfort and degradation.
Marquis de Sade
Mutual complacency is the atmosphere of conjugal love.
Samuel Johnson
The bitterest satires and noblest eulogies on married life have come from poets.
Edwin Percy Whipple
I don’t want to suggest that matrimony was necessarily a tragic affair – some of our neighbours’ marriages seemed quite functional, if somewhat routine; nevertheless, in the workaday world, it is wedlock that is most likely to offer the occasion for life-threatening disappointment.
John Burnside
Divorce is the key that opens the strongbox where the bonds of matrimony are kept under wedlock.
Evan Esar
Horses (thou say’st) and asses men may try,
And ring suspected vessels ere they buy;
But wives, a random choice, untried they take;
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake;
Then, nor till then, the veil’s removed away,
And all the woman glares in open day.
Alexander Pope
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Alexander Pope
I literally grew up reading the papers about my existence… that I was a love child. To a kid, it doesn’t make any difference. I always thought that if somebody can have an extramarital affair, someone can have a child out of wedlock.
Masaba Gupta
Wedlock is a padlock.
John Ray
A person’s character is but half formed till after wedlock.
Charles Simmons
For what is wedlock forced but a hell,
An age of discord and continual strife?
Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss,
And is a pattern of celestial peace.
William Shakespeare
So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three.
Alexandre Dumas
Before the code, women on screen took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, got rid of cheating husbands, enjoyed their sexuality, held down professional positions without apologizing for their self-sufficiency, and in general acted the way many of us think woman acted only after 1969.
Mick LaSalle