Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.
Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.
Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.
No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes the bald spot on top of his head.
When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
When you see what some women marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.
Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are 'made in America.'
A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.
When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they 'don't understand' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.
After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place.
A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.
When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last.
A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little 'personal characteristics.'
To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attention of many men for the inattention of one.
Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her imagination, and then they both speak of it as an affair of 'the heart.
Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage , he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it.
For repeating themselves from the first kiss to the last sigh, the average man's love affairs have History blushing with envy.
No girl who is going to marry need bother to win a college degree; she just naturally becomes a "Master of Arts" and a "Doctor of Philosophy" after catering to an ordinary man for a few years.
Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.
It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
The chief excitement in a woman's life is spotting women who are fatter than she is.
A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
One man's folly is another man's wife.
Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.
A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him, but a sympathetic woman gets him.
A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
The honeymoon is not actually over until we cease to stifle our sighs and begin to stifle our yawns.
When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.
Going through life without love is like going through a good dinner without an appetite -- everything seems so flat and tasteless.
Many men kill themselves for love, but many more women die of it
When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that's a few steps ahead is the one that's mad.
A bachelor has to have an inspiration for making love to a woman--a married man needs only an excuse.
A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
Verily, the best of husbands hath many raw edges, and many unnecessary pleats in his temper, and many wrinkles in his disposition, which must be removed.
True love isn't the kind that endures through long years of absence, but the kind that endures through long years of propinquity.
A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself
A bachelor has to have inspiration for making love to a woman, a married man needs only an excuse
And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.
Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
Variety is the spice of love.
a wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
A man always mistakes a woman's clinging devotion for weakness, until he discovers that it requires the strength of Samson, the patience of Job, and the finesse of Solomon to untwine it.
There is a vast difference between the savage and the civilized man, but it is never apparent to their wives until after breakfast.
What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Marriage: a souvenir of love.
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son - and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.
Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.
A fool and her money are soon courted.
Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
You will never win if you never begin.