"By all means marry.  If you marry a good wife, you'll be happy.  If you marry a bad wife you'll become a philosopher." 



This section is dedicated to identifying techniques, resources, and information that will help build and maintain stronger and happier marriages and families.









  • "Save an evening a week for just you and your wife."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "When you and your wife have a disagreement, regardless of who's wrong, apologize. Say, "I'm sorry I upset you. Would you forgive me?" These are healing, magical words."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Never give a loved one a gift that suggests they need improvement."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Every day look for some small way to improve your marriage."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Never walk out on a quarrel with your wife."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "When tempted to criticize your parents, spouse, or children, bite your tongue."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Remember that a successful marriage depends on two things: (1) finding the right person and (2) being the right person."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Every day show your family how much you love them with your words, with your touch, and with your thoughtfulness."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Take good care of those you love."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come ninety percent of all your happiness or misery."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown
  • "MARRIAGE is a great institution. I'm just not ready for an institution."
  • "I recently read that LOVE is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste." -David Bissonette
  • "I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again." -Noel Coward, 1956
  • "When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her." -Sacha Guitry
  • "Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe." Jackie Mason
  • "MARRIAGE is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." -Montaigne
  • "After MARRIAGE, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together." -Hemant Joshi
  • "MARRIAGE is a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering. "
  • "MARRIAGE is not a word; it is a sentence. "
  • "MARRIAGE is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. "
  • "Second MARRIAGE is the triumph of hope over experience. "
  • "MARRIAGE is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one. "
  • "Before MARRIAGE, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After MARRIAGE, the 'Y' becomes silent. "
  • "If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep."
  • "Getting married is very much like going to a continental restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that."
  • At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, "Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?" The other replied, "Yes I am , I married the wrong man."
  • "Man is incomplete until he is married. then he is really finished. "
  • A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" and the father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying for it."
  • "Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his bachelor's degree and the woman gets her master's. "
  • Young son: "Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her?" Dad: "That happens in most countries, son."
  • "Then there was a man who said, 'I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; and then it was too late.'"
  • A happy marriage is a matter of give and take; the husband gives and the wife takes.
  • "When a newly married man looks happy we know why. When a TO-BE married man looks happy we ALL know why. But when a ten-year married man looks happy - We wonder WHY."
  • "Married life is very frustrating. In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbours listen. "
  • "After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, 'You know, I was a fool when I married you." and the husband replied, "Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't notice it.'"
  • "It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss. "
  • "A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted.' Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'"
  • "When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife. "  [by the way, I open the door all the time!]
  • "A perfect wife is one who helps the husband with the dishes. " [not my perfect wife, but funny]
  • "A woman was telling her friend, 'It is I who made my husband a millionaire.' 'And what was he before you married him,' asked the friend. Woman replied, 'A multi-millionaire.' "
  • "Never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink."--Life's Little Instruction Book; H Jackson Brown