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Gallery compiled by Martin Chilton "Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory." Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.Lincoln had a stormy marriage to Mary Todd, who had bouts of impulsive shopping and was subject to paranoid fears about dogs and lightning storms."A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married.By then it's too late" Singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), seen above with his second wife, Ava Gardner, on their weddding day in 1951.

Here Martin Chilton picks out 40 of the best quotes to make you wonder about the whole weird business of marriage (above, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly on their separate wedding days).80 great quotes about love and romance "If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry" Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), short story writer and author of the plays The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard (above, a photograph from June 1901).