“Don't marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.” . Sima Shi- It must be difficult to want to marry someone like me. However, I must.
However you met your spouse – or future spouse – your wedding day is (or will be) one of the best days of your life. Celebrating your love and making a lifelong commitment to each other in front of your family and friends is hard to beat! But the wedding day is just the very beginning of your marriage, which may face challenges, hardships, amazing highs, and crushing lows.
Whatever happens in your married life, the most important thing is facing the future together.
In honor of marriages everywhere, we’ve put together a list of the very best marriage quotes out there. So whether you’re looking for laughs, inspiring words, or the perfect sentiment for an anniversary card, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Though there are many different kinds of love, the romantic love we feel with “the one” – whether we aren’t married yet, newlywed, or have been married for decades – is what sets this relationship apart.
Romance – defined as “a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love” – has inspired writers, poets, musicians, and many others for generations. From the poetry of the Ancient Romans and Greeks to modern day movies, our fascination with love is part of what makes us human.
Keeping the flame of romantic love alive is one of the great challenges of marriage. Work, everyday tasks, pets, household chores, and looking after the kids are just some of the things that can make it difficult to prioritize making time for romance. But Psychology Today warns us that being romantic is a crucial part of maintaining, and growing, your relationship. What’s more, couples who fail to find time to be romantic with one another are less likely to stay together than those who do.
Finding romance doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. It could just be something as simple as turning your phones off during the evening, making time for a coffee date at the weekend, preparing a special meal together, sharing a bath, or kissing one another before leaving the house.
Making your relationship a priority – even when you have a lot on your plate – is vital for a long and happy marriage.
Whether you’re looking to remind yourself of the importance of romance, or for a sweet and meaningful way to confess your love to your spouse, these are some of the most romantic quotes ever.
“If I get married, I want to be very married.” – Audrey Hepburn
“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 rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” – Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” – Nicholas Sparks
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hasse
“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
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“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.” – Noah Calhoun
“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
“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
“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“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
“If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson
“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
“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 then when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda
“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
“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
“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
“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde
“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – George Eliot
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
“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
“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito
“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” – Maggie Reyes
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
“There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?” – Mary Oliver
“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde
“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.” – When Harry Met Sally
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
However long you’ve been together, laughter is at the heart of a happy marriage.
Jeffrey Hall, of the University of Kansas, has analyzed 39 studies (with more than 15,000 participants) over the last 30 years to try to understand the role of laughter in marriage. He found that “playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing relational security” and that laughter, “particularly shared laughter, is an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates.”
Humor and the ability to make one another laugh also has a significant impact on the relationship satisfaction couples feel. So, a good sense of humor shouldn’t just be something you look for at the start of a relationship – it should be something you continue to work on throughout your marriage.
We’ve put together some funny quotes for married couples that are sure to bring some giggles whether you share them together, or think about one another while you’re reading!
“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
“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” – Benjamin Franklin
“If you think your wife is the weaker sex, try pulling the blankets over to your side at night.” – Anonymous
“Marriage a bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them. “ – Ogden Nash
“Marriage is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.” – Mae West
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill
“Everyone is born equal in life, until they get married.” – Anonymous
“Marriage is a wonderful institution… but who wants to live in an institution?” – Groucho Marx
“A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.” – Anonymous
“We were perfectly happy until we decided to live happily ever after.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
“The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” – Ann Bancroft
“When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that’s a few steps ahead is the one that’s mad.” – Helen Rowland
“My wife told me the other day that I don’t take her to expensive places any more, so I took her to the gas station.” – Anonymous
“You know, there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time – Husband!” – Bill Maher
“If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.” – Sigmund Freud
“A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.” – Michel de Montaigne
“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
“A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” – Zig Ziglar
Marriage and romance are complex concepts that mean many different things to different people.
The idea of committing to spending your life with another person can seem a little overwhelming, because it means that you always have to take another person’s thoughts and feelings into consideration – when previously, you only had to worry about yourself.
Scary though embarking on marriage can be, it is also an incredibly joyful thing. A spouse is your life partner, best friend, lover, confidant, travel buddy, co-parent, and many other things besides. This nature of this deep and meaningful relationship has invited plenty of discussion from philosophers, poets, writers, and other great minds throughout history.
“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Ghandi
“For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemond Gerard
“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
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.” – Leo Buscaglia
“In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – Rumi
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Fredrich Nietzche
“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 Lathe of Heaven
“Love can come when you’re already who you are, when you’re filled with you. Not when you look to someone else to fill the empty space.” – Deb Caletti
“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
“Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal. “ – William Shakespeare
“When you love someone, you love them as the person they are, and not as you’d like them to be. “ – Leo Tolstoy
“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signeret
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham
Your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life. Committing to your partner, declaring your love for one another, and bringing two families together is a joyous occasion! It’s also the start of what will hopefully be a long and happy life together.
They say the first year of marriage is the hardest, and in a way – it’s true! Even if you’ve been together for a long time, the shift in your status can require some adjustment. You might also be learning how to live with one another, what each of you expects from your marriage, or navigating other personal issues together.
Whether you’re newly married, or just want to put some thoughtful wisdom for the happy couple in a wedding card, these quotes about marriage are especially for newlyweds.
“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together. ” – Robert C. Dodds
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford
“Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married.” – E. Stanley Jones
“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
“Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment.” – Karen Gordon
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden
“Until you learn how to fight together, you will fight against each other.” – Anonymous
“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we married.” – Tim Mullen
“Once upon a time, I became yours, and you became mine. And we’ll stay together through the tears and the laughter because that’s what they call happily-ever-after.” – Kathy R. Jeffords
“A strong marriage rarely has two people strong at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moment the other is weak.” – Ashley Willis
“I assumed all marriages which fail have one or both of the spouses doing something wrong and the wrongdoing leads to a breakup. I was wrong. Doing nothing is equally as bad. Because people don’t float together, they float apart. To stay together, you need a tether. To thrive, a couple must cling and cleave as if there’s a massive wave coming at them. Because there is a wave called drift – laziness, selfishness, convenience, comfortable, resentment, indiscipline, busy. And before long, you look around, and you lost sight of your spouse. Stay tethered: live your vows. Your relationship is counting on it. “ – Ngina Otiende
“The man who puts into marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.” – Ronald Reagan
“A sure sign of a man’s strength is how gently he loves his wife.” – Unknown
“No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share an umbrella and survive a storm together.” – Anonymous
“A good marriage is one where each partner secretly suspects they got the better deal.” – Anonymous
“Your marriage is a glorious bond but don’t take it as an easy task. It is meant to be worked upon similar to all of your other relationships.” – Raymond Eido
“Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what’s leftover after you have given your best to everyone else.” – Dave Willis
“Simply put, a marriage is not a marriage without the existence of two individuals who promised to love each other.” – Jessica Gardner
“Your marriage vows are most important in those moments when they are most difficult to keep.” – Dave Willis
“Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.” – Samuel Richardson
“When two people become one by way of marriage, it is not only their hearts that are united, but their minds and souls as well.” – Julie Donner Anderson
“Marriage is another momentous life change. Choose right, and it might be the most positive decision you ever make.” – Patrick Foley
“Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.” – Khalil Gibran
Marriage remains an incredibly important tradition in every major religion in the world.
Though fewer people than ever are choosing to get married in a house of worship, it doesn’t mean that faith doesn’t play an important role in marriage anymore. Many are still inspired by the scriptural teachings of their faith, and turn to them for advice on marital roles and achieving harmony. Their communities also play an important role in providing examples of good marriage, and helping couples make time to prioritize their relationship.
These beautiful quotes are perfect to share with friends and family – or your spouse – who still have faith at the heart of their marriage.
“I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
“Love is patient. Love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails. “ – 1 Corinthians 13
“Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriages is a gift from us to Him.” – Anonymous
“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” – Martin Luther
“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.” – Thomas Adams
“When I have learned to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.” – C.S. Lewis
“Marriage is such a beautiful relationship and a gift from God. It’s God’s design, created between a man and a woman.” – Whitney Meade
“God, the best maker of all marriages, Combine your hearts into one.” – William Shakespeare
“Scripture says, in all labor there is profit and nowhere is this more true than in the marriage relationship.” – Wayne Mack
“Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.” – Buddha
“It is incumbent upon you and your wife to each do what is dependent on them to bring their hearts together and strengthen peace in the home. And if they truly desire this, then surely they will succeed!” – Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of marriage quotes! Is your favorite missing? Share it with us in the comments below!
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Marriage is full of many ups and downs, adventures, and incredible memories with the person you love. And if you’re looking to celebrate a special event with your partner, you may be looking for the perfect quote to highlight those memories. So whether you’re looking for a quote to add to a special birthday photo book gift, quotes to add to your wedding vows, or even just what to write in an anniversary card, we’ve got you covered. Check out the marriage quotes below to celebrate your loved one on any occasion.
Sometimes a humorous quote about married life is just want you need to brighten up your day. Read these aloud for a few laughs or add them to a new photo mug to keep every morning light hearted.
These husband and wife quotes are perfect for anniversaries or any occasion. Add them to a heartfelt letter or save them for a rainy day. And if you like these, make sure to check out our list of anniversary quotes.
These quotes highlight the love that holds a strong marriage together. And if you like these quotes, make sure to check out our wedding quotes.
These inspirational quotes about marriage make perfect additions to a new canvas print for your home or for a sweet anniversary card. And once you’re done with these, make sure to check out our favorite bible verses about marriage.
If you look up any quote about marriage, you’re certain to be reminded of one thing: Marriage is long. But it’s also happy, satisfying, soul-nourishing, restorative, and supportive. So while so many marriage quotes out there go for the easy laugh about the seeming conflicts that arise over little things (like who squeezes the toothpaste tube from the bottom and who squeezes it from the top), the truly great thinkers out are more likely to focus on the great things that can come from a true partnership. There’s the compassion you get from someone who fully understands you. There’s the feeling of yearning you get when you’re apart. There’s the blissful feeling that comes when you know your partner knows all your little foibles but loves you anyway. (And yes, there are some skirmishes about the garbage or the ideal temperature of a room, too, but you can laugh those off.)
Next time you’re writing a wedding toast, creating your marriage vows, or thinking of sending a random I-love-you note to your significant other, these funny, happy marriage quotes are just what you need to get started. Text one to your partner now, and expect some heart emojis to come back.
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To have and to hold will have a whole new meaning once you read these motivational marriage quotes. This special collection of quotes about marriage are meant to inspire both men and women in their journey of marriage with their best friend and life partner right there by their side.
When we get married and we say our vows, they almost invariably include the phrase, “for better or for worse”.
But what do people really mean by this?
Often, it feels like they assume that things will always be, “for better or for better,” and never consider how far they are willing to go if they are really challenged.
What if one of you loses your job for an extended length of time and the other must cover all household expenses?
What if you cannot have the children naturally that you always assumed you could? What if one of you comes down with a serious or eventually fatal illness? What if you experience the loss of a child together?
What if there is a case of infidelity, but the partner is genuinely remorseful and wants to work on the marriage?
What if the image you had for your life and your marriage is changed in an instant?
These are some deep questions to ask and be honest with ourselves about.
In search of some inspiration?
Here are several marriage quotes, marriage sayings, and marriage proverbs that might help give us some much-needed perspective and encouragement.
1.) “To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” – Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu
2.) “Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
“Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other.
“Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion for the other.
“Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
“Go now to your dwelling place to begin the days of your life together.
“May your days together be good and long upon the earth.” – Apache Blessing
3.) “I first learned the concept of nonviolence in my marriage.” – Gandhi
4.) “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen
5.) “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLoughlin
6.) “My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.” – Joyce Brothers
7.) “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Theodore Hesburgh
8.) “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signoret
9.) “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” – Tom Mullen
10.) “My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates
11.) “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
12.) “Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.” – Joanne Woodward
13.) “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meur
14.) “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
15.) “The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.” – Sir Harold George Nicolson
16.) “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” – I Corinthians 13:7
17.) “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.” – Leo Tolstoy
18.) “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell
19.) “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
20.) “When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen in her face.” – Goethe
21.) “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Robert Quillen
22.) “I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine.
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
23.) “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” – Robert C. Dodds
24.) “Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.” – Joseph Barth
25.) “Love is not something you feel. It is something you do.” – David Wilkerson
26.) “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
27.) “I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps.” – Rocky
28.) “You come to love not by finding the right person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen
29.) “You make me happier than I ever thought I could be and if you let me I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.” – Chandler proposing to Monica on ‘Friends’
30.) “As for his secret to staying married: ‘My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me.’” – Jon Bon Jovi
31.) “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford
32.) “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” – Oscar Wilde
33.) “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
34.) “One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall back in love again.” – Judith Viorst
35.) “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
36.) “More marriages might survive if the partners realize that sometimes, the better comes after the worse.” – Doug Larson
37.) “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” – Fawn Weaver
38.) “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
39.) “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
40.) “Health is the first wealth, the second one is the happy marriage.” – Unknown
41.) “Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.” –Melina Kanakaredes
42.) “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
43.) “A happy marriage is the world’s best bargain.” – O.A. Battista
44.) “Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week.” – Christie Cook
45.) “A marriage is a gift. It should be opened up and enjoyed.” – Greg Evans
46.) “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” – Franz Schubert
47.) “Marriage is a commitment– a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.” – Herman H. Kieval
48.) “If I get married, I want to be very married.” – Audrey Hepburn
49.) “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
50.) “Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society’s map. What others don’t know about it is what makes it yours.” —Stephen King, Bag of Bones
51.) “People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.” – Paul Newman
52.) “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
53.) “Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.” – Imogen Stubbs
54.) “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” – William Lyon Phelps
55.) “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” – Franz Schubert
56.) “When we got married I told my wife ‘If you leave me, I’m going with you.’ And she never did.” — James Fineous McBride
57.) “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
58.) “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” — Leo Tolstoy
59.) “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” – Benjamin Franklin
60.) “Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.” – Evelyn Hendrick
61.) “A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.” ― Anne Lamott
62.) “Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment.” – Karen Gordon
63.) “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 De Angelis
64.) “Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.” – St. Jerome
65.) “I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” ― Martha Gellhorn
66.) “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
67.) “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
68.) “Marriage is a form of discipline involving two people committing to a certain lifestyle and set of boundaries.” – David Khalil
69.) “Marriage, at its core, is all about respect for the other person – and respect goes both ways.” – Dr. Kevin Leman
70.) “Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.” – Frank Pittman
71.) “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill
72.) “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
73.) “Husband and wife relationships are like the relationship of Tom and Jerry. Though they are teasing and fighting, but can’t live without each other.” – Unknown
74.) “The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.” – Helen Mirren
75.) “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
76.) “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
77.) “My husband has made me laugh. Wiped my tears. Hugged me tight. Watched me succeed. Seen me fail. Kept me strong. My husband is a promise that I will have a friend forever.” – Unknown
78.) “Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.” – Sophia Bush
79.) “There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.” – Menander
80.) “Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.” – Boris Pasternak
81.) “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
82.) “Don’t ever stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.” – Unknown
83.) “May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” – Rumi
84.) “A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham
85.) “A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.” – Fawn Weaver
How often in life do we find that the greatest rewards are just after the point when we almost gave up? If you are willing to work hard, and to not give up on love, you may find greater rewards than you had ever imagined.
Marriage is work, there’s no denying that. But if both parties are willing to commit and stay committed, it’s a partnership that will last a lifetime.
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