Top 25 Dowry Quotes and Messages

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The dowry is a very old tradition seen across religions, cultures, and time. It is not sure where dowries started, but this system takes place in wedding ceremonies and even nowadays this is in existence and sometimes a reason for bride death and harassment.

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Stop Dowry System

Here we have collected the top 25 Dowry quotes to Support the Anti-Dowry and with an aim to Stop this completely from our cultures.

Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonors womanhood – Mahatma Gandhi

Accept her with love. An educated bride is a lot better than a billion currency – Unknown

Your better half gives a better deal in life, don’t deal with a dowry. – Unknown

The great virtue of parents is a great dowry. – By Horace

The arrows are from her dowry. – By Juvenal

The dowry, not the wife, is the object of attraction. – By Juvenal

Quarrels are the dowry which married folk brings one another. – By Ovid

If I do marry, I’ll expect a pretty serious dowry. I’m talking goats, pigs, chickens, the works. – By Dov Davidoff

It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large. – By Decimius Magnus Ausonius

A great dowry is a bed full of brables. – By George Herbert

Wine is a bride who brings a great dowry to the man who woos her persistently and gracefully. – By Evelyn Waugh

As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry. – By Plautus

I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry. – By Plautus

If thou dost marry, I’ll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.  – By William Shakespeare

As Indian citizens, we subsist on a regular diet of caste massacres and nuclear tests, mosque breakings and fashion shows, church burnings and expanding cell phone networks, bonded labor and the digital revolution, female infanticide and the NASDAQ crash, husbands who continue to burn their wives for dowry and our delectable stockpile of Miss Worlds. What’s hard to reconcile oneself to, both personally and politically, is the schizophrenic nature of it. – By Arundhati Roy

Look on beauty, and you shall see ’tis purchased by the weight; which therein works a miracle in Nature, making them lightest that wear most of it: so are those crisped snaky golden locks which make such wanton gambols with the wind upon supposed fairness, often known to be the dowry of a second head, the skull that bred them in the sepulcher. – By William Shakespeare

Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from a true love of the person, but because of a large dowry. – By Hosea Ballou

She was a lovely blonde, with fine teeth. She had gold and pearls for her dowry, but her gold was on her head, and her pearls were in her mouth. – By Victor Hugo

What philosopher of the schoolroom, with the mental dowry of four summers, ever questions the power of the wand that opened the dark eyes of the beautiful princess, or subtracts a single inch from the stride of seven leagues? – By Robert Aris Willmott

Every rational creature has all nature for his dowry and estate. It is his if he will. He may divest himself of it; he may creep into a corner, and abdicate his kingdom, as most men do, but he is entitled to the world by his constitution. – By Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent. I’m afraid the chances of your getting a dowry are slim. You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home. – By Adeline Yen Mah

Much as I disliked the un-American idea of marrying a lady with a dowry, I must admit that little Mrs. Godfrey’s little private income put everything in a faintly different light. – By Preston Sturges

Money, when considered as the fruit of many years’ industry, as the reward of labor, sweat, and toil, as the widow’s dowry and children’s portion, and as the means of procuring the necessaries and alleviating the afflictions of life, and making old age a scene of rest, has something in it sacred that is not to be sported with, or trusted to the airy bubble of paper currency. – By Thomas Paine

If a marriage is going to work well, it must be on a solid footing, namely money, and of that commodity it is the girl with the smallest dowry who, to my knowledge, consumes the most, to infuriate her husband. All the same, it is only fair that the marriage should pay for past pleasures since it will scarcely procure any in the future. – By Lord Chesterfield

I cannot always sympathize with that demand which we hear so frequently for cheap things. Things may be too cheap. They are too cheap when the man or woman who produces them up on the farm or the man or woman who produces them in the factory does not get out of them living wages with a margin for old age and for a dowry for the incidents that are to follow. I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth or shapes it into a garment will starve in the process. – By Benjamin Harrison

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