An edifice that must be rebuilt every day…

Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.

Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996)

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

André Maurois (1885 – 1967)

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.

Ogden Nash (1902 – 1971)

This one made me laugh:

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 18 August 1850)

This one also made me laugh:

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

Socrates (470–399 BCE)

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

Peter De Vries (1910 – 1993)

33 thoughts on “An edifice that must be rebuilt every day…”

  1. So awesome lines 👌🏼🌹✅ husband and wife so much want to sacrifice ,
    Then only can make Divine , Fairytale and successfull our relationship 👌🌹
    My experience ♥️🌹🙏

    1. You know, I actually noticed that myself, but I choose the quotes based upon how much they spoke to me personally, rather than by demographic – that’s the way I choose quotes on all subjects. Plus – one of the men likened husbands to orangutans! 😉


      1. Yeah. I guess it really stuck out to me that it was all “wives this and wives that” before I even really thought about who was saying the wisdom. Of course you’re allowed to choose whichever quotes you like. I just get spiky about stuff sometimes.

        1. I really did think about it 🙂

          But back when Socrates lived, for example, I don’t know if there were any females whose wisdom survived to this day… and I figured that you could just replace ‘wife’ with ‘husband’ as appropriate 🙂

  2. A great selection, David. I wonder what has caused the theme?
    And what about the famous one from Kohelet 9:9 : ‘Enjoy life with the wife you love through the fleeting days of your life… for that is your compensation in life and in your toil’ (ArtScroll translation)?
    Shabbat Shalom,

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