Divorce Proverbs

Sayings about Divorce

The betrothed of good is evil; the betrothed of life is death; the betrothed of love is divorce. ~ Malawian Proverbs

Three kinds of people die poor: those who divorce, those who incur debts, and those who move around too much. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

The name of Love’s fiancee is Divorce. ~ Indonesian Proverbs

When a divorced man marries a divorced woman, there are four people in that marital bed. ~ Hebrew Proverbs

When a neighbor gets divorced everyone thinks of his own wife. ~ Swiss Proverbs

Divorce is the sacrament of adultery. ~ French Proverbs

Divorce a young woman and you make another man happy. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

By day they’re ready to divorce, by night they’re ready for bed. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one’s fiancse. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Quotations about Divorce

I don’t think anybody whose ever been divorced can tell you divorce is easy or fun or feels like anything other than a tremendous failure. ~ Sharon Stone

If it isn’t a success, that still wouldn’t be grounds for divorce. ~ Geena Davis

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are “made in America. ~ Helen Rowland

The pretentiously named ensuite bathroom is a major factor in divorce. Privacy is paramount in marriage. ~ Author Unknown

Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet. ~ Robin Williams

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course. ~ Helen Rowland

You can’t underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children. ~ Isla Fisher

So many persons think divorce a panacea for every ill, who find out, when they try it, that the remedy is worse than the disease. ~ Dorothy Dix

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Any woman who votes for no-fault divorce is like a turkey voting for Thanksgiving. ~ Pat Robertson

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers. ~ Gerald F. Lieberman

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population. ~ Denis Diderot

Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child. ~ Valerie Bertinelli

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. ~ Robert Anderson

Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through. ~ Sharon Stone

One study found that people who smile in childhood photographs are less likely to get a divorce. ~ Jenna McCarthy

It is he who has broken the bond of marriage — not I. I only break its bondage. ~ Oscar Wilde

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters. ~ Susan B. Anthony

If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don’t blame the women’s movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. ~ Betty Friedan

Divorce is a failed challenge, which leads to a broken life. It is a socially transmittable disease that can transfer from one generation to another, and it is spreading fast. ~ Sia F. Dean

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. ~ Jean Kerr

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest. ~ Helen Rowland

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

I don’t see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning. ~ Olga Kurylenko

It takes two to destroy a marriage. ~ Margaret Trudeau

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That’s what happens when you haven’t been home in eighteen years. ~ Lee Trevino

Let me be serious: divorce is a sacred institution between a man and a woman who hate each other. God wanted Adam to pay alimony to Eve, not Steve. ~ Lewis Black

Once you love something, you can never stop loving it. Even after a divorce, the heart will not stop loving. ~ Gregory David Roberts

You know, that’s the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother. ~ Clare Booth Luce

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash. ~ Rita Mae Brown

There’s nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life. ~ Michael Douglas

For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a “solution” to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another. ~ Fred Rogers

The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage. ~ Gene Simmons

The best advice I have for other parents going through a divorce is that the kids need to know that both of their parents are good people. ~ Bradly Whitford

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

The real wonder is that anyone stays together, as impossible to live with and as broken as we all are. ~ Kyran Pittman

know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.~ Vera Brittain

Divorce is not easy, but if you genuinely put your kids first, that dictates the civility you should show each other. What example are you otherwise? ~ Dawn French

I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book. ~ Gloria Swanson

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever. ~ Ellen Goodman

You can’t stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat. ~ Mike Tyson

In our family we don’t divorce our men — we bury them. ~ Ruth Gordon

Divorce is a time of change. It really rocks a foundation of most people’s lives. When we have our heart broken or our dreams taken away from us, it is a time of growth and change. ~ Debbie Ford

You have to be with the right person. It’s so much more important to meet the right person, whether you’re married or not, than it is to get married and get a divorce. ~ Joanna Garcia

Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. ~ Mary Kay Blakeley

Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. ~ Spencer W. Kimball

Marriage problems are relationship problems, they are the result of how two people interact with each other. You may abandon a troubled marriage, but you will still bring the way you interact with others along with you. ~ Mark Gungor

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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. ~ Helen Rowland

There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship–only backward. You try to start again but get into blaming over and over. Finally you are both worn out, exhausted, hopeless. Then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. The death has occurred much earlier. ~ Erica Jong

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. ~ Cary Grant

There are four stages in a marriage. First there’s the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce. ~ Norman Mailer

No matter how you slice it, divorce is expensive and time-consuming. ~ Emily Doskow

A society’s apprehensiveness about divorce is an expression of its fear of change and of its resulting desire that personality remain unvarying. ~ Elsie Clew Parsons

Divorce is probably as painful as death. ~ William Shatner

A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there’s less of you. ~ Margaret Atwood

You never really know a man until you have divorced him. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

I firmly believe in marriage. It’s a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you’re thinking about divorce. You shouldn’t get married. ~ Seth Green

Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is subject to divorce. ~ Voltaire

You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self. ~ Jerry W. McCant

I have never met a man who found it difficult to marry, but I have never found a man who found it easy to divorce either. ~ Author Unknown

Anybody who’s been through a divorce will tell you that at one point. they’ve thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn’t that major. ~ Oliver Stone

Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that’s broken. ~ Mike Huckabee

Conventional wisdom tells us we’ll only be happier after a divorce if the marriage itself was a war zone. ~ Ariel Gore

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient. ~ Voltaire

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted. ~ Richard Wagner

Divorce is fairly common these days, and I think many times people disregard the emotional impact that divorce has on a couple and a family, because it happens so frequently. ~ Steve Carell

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Marriage is grand. Divorce is about twenty grand. ~ Jay Leno

Divorce is an embarrassing public admission of defeat. ~ Tracy Letts

Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success. ~ Michael Crawford

The happiest time of anyone’s life is just after the first divorce. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce. ~ Groucho Marx

There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken, and sometimes lives are destroyed. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Grown-ups are worried that they’re going to ruin their children’s lives, but divorce is just a life experience and you learn from it. ~ Evan Stern

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone goes through. ~ Emily Doskow

Asking the legal system to resolve divorce is like asking a boxing coach to be our marriage counselor. ~ Warren Farrell

A 99-year-old man is filing for divorce from his 96-year-old wife, making them the world’s oldest divorced couple. It’s got to be weird when a divorce lawyer is fighting for your kids to get custody of you. ~ Jimmy Fallon

Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage. ~ Tertullian

Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. ~ Ambrose Bierce

A new study found that women gain more weight after marriage, but men gain more weight after a divorce. Yeah, the divorce usually takes place after men point out that women gained more weight after marriage. ~ Jimmy Fallon

Divorce is just the most awful thing in the world. ~ John Denver

Suggested reading: How to avoid divorce and save your marriage.

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