400+ Marriage Quotes – Quotes About Love And Marriage

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Marriage has been honored as an important cultural institution for many years. It’s a commitment between two individuals to love and care for each other for the rest of their lives. But despite how perfect it seems, married life isn’t problem-free. That’s why many look to famous quotes about marriage for insight into how to improve their partnerships. These sayings are a gentle reminder that a happy marriage requires love, dedication, and open communication.

Here are some of the most beautiful and thought-provoking quotes about marriage to give you the inspiration and insight you need to make your union work. No matter where you are in your marriage, may these quotes serve as inspiration and guidance.

Best Marriage Quotes

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. – Henry Youngman


In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision-maker. –  Woody Allen


Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.  – Martin Luther


Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth. – Fawn Weaver


Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum


The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together. – Robert C. Dodds


I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate than when I fall asleep your eyes close.  – Pablo Neruda


It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche


WHO WE MARRY is one of the most important decisions in life. One that will influence the level of happiness, growth, and success, like no other choice. – Nathan Workman


To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu


To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. – Elizabeth Gilbert


In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. — Maya Angelou


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin


I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. — Lucille Ball


A good husband makes a good wife.  – John Florio


Friendship in Marriage is the spark that lights an everlasting flame. – Fawn Weaver


The older theory was, marry an older man because they’re more mature. But the new theory is men don’t mature. Marry a younger one. — Rita Rudner


I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.  – Pablo Neruda


My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my love to marry me. – Winston Churchill


A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. – Dave Meurer


Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is a gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death does us part is the length. – Fawn Weaver


So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me every day. ― Nicholas Sparks


Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. – Benjamin Franklin


If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Hermann Hasse


Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi


When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. – Prince Philip


If I get married, I want to be very married. – Audrey Hepburn


I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner


The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time. – Julia Child


Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week.  – Christie Cook


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – Theodore Hesburgh


There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.  – Homer


You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. – Jane Austen


Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married. – E. Stanley Jones


I first learned the concept of nonviolence in my marriage. – Gandhi


I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with. – Mary Ann Shaffer


Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. — William Parrish


Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by. – F. Burton Howard


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


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle


The first duty of love is to listen. – Paul Tillich


When we got married I told my wife ‘If you leave me, I’m going with you.’ And she never did. — James Fineous McBride


Some people are worth melting for. – Olaf


My parents only had one argument in 45 years. It lasted 43 years. – Cathy Ladman


I love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me. – Roy Croft


Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful. – Maggie Reyes


Happiness is only real when shared. ― Jon Krakauer


There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about. – Oscar Wilde


The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations. – Elbert Hubbard


Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou


By all means, marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. – Socrates


One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. – Honore de Balzac


Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them. – Ogden Nash


Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone, I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done. ― Diana Gabaldon


One of the greatest gifts you can give your husband is your own wholeness. – Stormie Omartian


If the marriage ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. – Scott Gardner


Only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way — the other, to let her have it. – Lyndon B. Johnson


Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense. – E.E. Cummings


The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely. – Charlotte Brontë


Marriage is another momentous life change. Choose right, and it might be the most positive decision you ever make. – Patrick Foley


You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen


Marriage is not a noun. It’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day. – Barbara DeAngelis


Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. — William Goldman


Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. – James Dobson


At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not your life. — Sandi Lynn


Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it. – Nicholas Sparks


A Happy Marriage is a union of two good forgivers. – Robert Quillen


To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. — Ogden Nash


It is a treasure that is outshined by what it means eternal romance. – Theresa Ann Moore


Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he’ll fall asleep before you finish saying it. – Helen Rowland


Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Wuthering Heights


Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it. – Stephen Gaines


Marriage can wait, education cannot. ― Khaled Hosseini


When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. – Friedrich Nietzsche


Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. – Helen Keller


I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough. – Nicholas Sparks


An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her. – Agatha Christie


Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution. – Mae West


My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way. – Henny Youngman


What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?  ― George Eliot


The motto for the bride and groom: We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract. – Phyllis Koss


To get the full value of joy You must have someone to divide it with. – Mark Twain


A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. – Pearl S. Buck


You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought. – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride. – Jodi Picoult


Individually, we are one drop. together, we are an Ocean. – Arshdeep Singh Samrala


My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce. – Joyce Brothers


We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. – Robert Fulgham


I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning


In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer. – H. Norman Wright


Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery. — Erma Bombeck


Oh, of course, there’s a risk in marrying anybody, but, when it’s all said and done, there’s many a worse thing than a husband. – L.M. Montgomery


The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do. — H. L. Mencken


yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: yours is the darkness of my soul’s return – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars – E.E. Cummings


It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass. – Rodney Dangerfield


To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. –  David Viscott


Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice. – Fawn Weaver


Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. ― Oscar Wilde


He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. – Mae West


To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. – Criss Jami


If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Tennyson


Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. – Joyce Brothers


There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. – Martin Luther King


If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears. – Sigmund Freud


I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest — blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine. ― Charlotte Brontë


Marriage is a gift. It should be opened up and enjoyed. – Greg Evans


My dad told me on the day of my wedding, ‘Never go in a place that you wouldn’t take your wife. – David Gibbs


A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. – Rainer Maria Rilke


When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.  – Harry Met Sally


And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need. – G. Wodehouse


In other relationships, people are different entities but in marriage, the couple is considered as one. This is what makes marriage a different kind of bond. – Mark McGrann


Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threaded, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  – Simone Signoret


I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. – Marilyn Monroe


Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. — Mark Twain


But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times because that can be a big downfall. – Anna Benson


Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.  — D. Love


Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when someone else’s interest trumps your own. – Brad Pitt


I’m a very committed wife. And I should be committed, too — for being married so many times.  — Elizabeth Taylor


The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.  – Audrey Hepburn


The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.  – Ann Bancroft


Love me and the world is mine. – David Reed


The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me. -Robert Brault


I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. ― Martha Gellhorn


Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. – Marilyn Monroe


They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


We loved with a love that was more than love. – Edgar Allan Poe


The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.  – Helen Mirren


What I love most about my home is who I share it with. – Tad Carpenter


My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher. – Socrates


There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances. ― Stephen Kendrick


No trial is so large we can’t overcome it together. – Neil Anderson


We heard this at a wedding: ‘If you are going to argue, argue naked. – Peg and Harry Williams


The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries. – Iris Murdoch


Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.  – Ursula K. Le Guin


The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him. – Cher


Most couples think that love will make the world go around … But the truth is, love is just one of the important factors you need to take care of.  – Dorothea Jackson


Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry. – Tom Mullen


There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants it easier? -Mary Oliver


Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. — James Baldwin


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. – Frederick Keonig


There is no challenge strong enough to destroy your marriage as long as you are both willing to stop fighting against each other and start fighting for each other. — Dave Willis


I’m done. I don’t need anything more out of life. I have you, and that’s enough. – Alessandra Torre


I support gay marriage. I believe gay people have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us. — Kinky Friedman


Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn’t show up on X-Rays but you know it’s there. – George Burns


I’m going to get married again because I’m more mature now, and I need some kitchen stuff. – Wendy Liebman


A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. – Andre Maurois


To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. – Robert Brault


No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God! ― T D Jakes


Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier. – H. L. Mencken


There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps. – Ronald Reagan


Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. – Plato


In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me. – Caroline Kennedy


What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. – Leo Tolstoy


Behind every successful man is a surprised woman. – Maryon Pearson


A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.  – Darlene Schacht


The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. – Sir Harold George Nicolson


My wife’s actions are a mirror. The way that my wife is acting toward me says more about me than it does about her. It says something about her too, but if I can focus on my half of the equation, I’ll make way more progress in resolving conflict and building a healthy relationship. – Newlywed Darrel


A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.  – Nanette Newman


Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.  – Kahlil Gibran


A temporary insanity curable by marriage.  – Ambrose Bierce


A man and a woman together create life. – Nino Varsimashvili


Love, at first sight, is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. – Sam Levenson


Love is the thing that is always having the last word—even when those words are ‘I’m sorry,’ or ‘Forgive me,’ or ‘I love you no matter what. — Cleo Wade


You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you. – Richard Needham


The opposite of love is not hated; it’s indifference.  – Elie Wiesel


Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half-shut afterward.  — Benjamin Franklin


Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the sense. – Lao Tzu


You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together. – Woody Harrelson


What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live. – Fawn Weaver


Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. ― Katharine Hepburn


When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. – Joseph Campbell


What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul. – Victor Hugo


When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.  – Arrigo Boito


There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.  – Menander


When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place. – Helen Gahagan


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success. – Henry Ford


Marriage is a wonderful institution… but who wants to live in an institution? – Groucho Marx


Gratitude is the fastest road to happiness in marriage.  – Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott


Marriage is survived just on the basis of ordinary etiquette, day in and day out. Also cooking together helps a lot. I’ve seen all these marriages that failed. Those people are always hollering at each other.  That doesn’t work. Do you remember the ’70s, they had all these ’empowering’ groups where you tell everybody everything? That doesn’t work in a marriage either. That’s stupid. – Jim Harrison


A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence. – Morris L. Ernst


Who, being loved, is poor? – Oscar Wilde


When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman. – Steve Maraboli


Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. – Marcelene Cox


Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fade, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat. – Joanne Woodward


The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more. That plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. — Nicholas Sparks


The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about. – Bruce Forsyth


More marriage might survive if the partners realize that sometimes, the better comes after the worse. — Doug Larson


People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked. – Paul Newman


Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose. — Beverley Nichols


At a touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. – Plato


Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. – Oscar Wilde


Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy. – Dwight Moody


Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin P. Jones


Longed for him. Got him. Shit. ― Margaret Atwood


For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. – Erma Bombeck


There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau


Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person. – Sophia Bush


Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it. – Josh Billings


If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, So I never have to live without you. – A.A. Milne


A happy marriage is the world’s best bargain.  – O.A. Battista


Research has shown a child who sees his mother mistreated is more damaged than if the child himself is abused. – Steven Stosny


This is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible beings who do not run away from life. – Paul Tournier


One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.  – Sophocles


An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do. – Jane Austen


They should face life challenges together, make decisions together and always act as one because this is what the relationship makes them. – Mark McGrann


Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are. – Will Ferrell


For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. — Judy Garland


Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. – Zig Ziglar


Placing blame in marriage is like saying your side of the boat is sinking. – Hank Smith


At every party, there are two kinds of people … those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. — Ann Landers


You look good wearing my future.  – Keith


Marriage is a workshop where the husband works and the wife shops.  – Riaz Naturally


Love is like a friendship caught on fire. – Jeremy Taylor


Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story. – Jennifer Smith


Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death. He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying ‘You gave me the wrong key! ― Anais Nin


Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake. – Elbert Hubbard


There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. – Sarah Dessen


Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. – Marilyn Monroe


Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass. – Douglas William Jerrold


The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.  – Benjamin Franklin


True love isn’t found, it’s built. One day. One kiss. One conversation at a time. – Maggie Reyes


Isn’t it time some real financial support was made available for the growth and development of truly healthy and happy marriages? – David Mace


It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. – Benjamin Disraeli


This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.  – Paulo Coelho


Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he’s not the man she married?  – Barbra Streisand


Marriage is a form of discipline involving two people committing to a certain lifestyle and set of boundaries. – David Khalil


When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen in her face. – Goethe


How in hell can you handle love without turning your life upside down? That’s what love does, it changes everything.  — Lauren Bacall


Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be goodwill lasts very long. – Amy Grant


After the chills and fever of love, how nice are the 98.6 degrees of marriage? — Mignon McLaughlin


To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe.  -Anatole France


Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning handsprings or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.  – Helen Rowland


True love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach


The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. Mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace. – Fawn Weaver


After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her. ― Mark Twain


They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. – Alexander Pope


Your absence has not taught me to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall. – Doug Fetherling


I have a best friend as a husband, and he is my number one supporter. He’s a family man, and he’s always giving back to God. That is what makes him a beautiful man. We’re not perfect by any means, but that makes us beautiful as well. We’re not afraid to say we’re not perfect. We have our disagreements, but that comes along with marriage. – Tamera Mowry


Getting married is really like taking on a big new job. – Rosamunde Pilcher


What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. – Nathaniel Hawthorne


Marriage takes effort, deliberateness and an intention to learn about one another. In other words, marriage is for grown-ups. – Cokie Roberts


One dollar upfront prevents the spending of many dollars down the road. – Marion Wright Edelman


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


When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again. – Albert Einstein


The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl’s highest calling. I hope I am ready. – Nancy E. Turner


In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things. – Wilfred Peterson


Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that promise. – Thornton Wilder


I have for the first time found what I can truly love. I have found you.  — Charlotte Bronte


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. – John Lennon


Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now. — Fred Rogers


True love is never blind but rather brings an added light.  – Phoebe Cary


The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. – Barbara De Angelis


One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search. – Robert Brault


Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends. – Harville Hendrix


Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. ― Shannon L. Alder


No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. – Benjamin Disraeli


We were perfectly happy until we decided to live happily ever after. – Carrie Bradshaw


Love is not a weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. –  Boris Pasternak


The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes. – Amy Grant


The most precious gift that marriage gave me was the constant impact of something very close and intimate, yet all the time unmistakably other, resistant – in a word, real. – C.S. Lewis


My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me. – Jon BonJovi


You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty – finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor. – William Galston


When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. – John Lennon


One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one’s life with her. – Somerset Maugham


Marriage, at its core, is all about respect for the other person – and respect goes both ways. – Dr. Kevin Leman


Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.  – Joseph Barth


It is love that makes the impossible, possible. — Indian proverb


A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. — Brendan Behan


True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Marriage is a commitment for life. It is a permanent, lifelong relationship. – Dada Vaswani


I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. – Notting Hill


Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are. – H. Dean Rutherford


When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part. ― George Bernard Shaw


Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. –  Samuel Johnson


You know, there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time – Husband! – Bill Maher


Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. – Susan B. Anthony


Love is often the fruit of marriage. – Moliere


I can’t say any more than I love you. Anything else would be a waste of breath. – Elvis Costello


It is far more important to be the right kind of person than it is to marry the right person. – Zig Ziglar


You can’t be value-free when it comes to marriage. – Al Gore


Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. – William Shakespeare


Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time than they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure. – Stephen Kendrick


I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. -Lord Byron


Love is not something you feel. It is something you do. – David Wilkerson


You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you. — Jane Austen


You are the butter to my bread and the breath to my life. — Julia Child


If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.  – Led Zeppelin


I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership. – Carson Daly


How wonderful life is, now your in the world. – Moulin Rouge


Show me a man who is smiling from ear-to-ear and living a beautiful life, and I’ll show you a man who is grateful for what he has and utterly in love with his wife. – Fawn Weaver


There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. ― Shannon L. Alder


There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again. -Clint Eastwood


A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. – Michel de Montaigne


May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise. – Rumi


Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest. – Yoko Ono

These love and marriage quotes remind us that marriage is not simply a legal contract but a holy relationship between two people who have decided to spend their lives together. Love, respect, and dedication will strengthen marriage through its ups and downs. Mignon McLaughlin famously said, “A successful marriage takes falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Let us appreciate marriage and keep these marriage quotes close to our hearts to remind us of its beauty and importance.

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