Birth is much, but breeding is more.
To wed unequally is to suffer equally.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
(Jane Austin, British novelist, Pride and Prejudice)
Marriage is a wonderful invention; but then again so is a bicycle repair kit.
(Billy Connolly, British comedian)
I think women are basically quite lazy. Marriage is still a woman’s best investment, because she can con some man into supporting her for the rest of his life.
(Alan Whicker, British TV broadcaster & writer)
An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
(Agatha Christie, British writer)
It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
(Woody Allen, US actor and director)
He’d make a lovely corpse.
(Charles Dickens, British novelist, Martin Chuzzlewit)
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
Oh well, no matter what happens, there’s always death.
(Alleged last words of George V on his doctor’s informing him that he would soon be well enough to visit Bognor Regis)
All my possessions for a moment of time.
(Last words of Elizabeth I)