Marriage is about sharing your joys and sorrows. It is about standing together and working as a team. This is what marriage is made of. Marriage is full of 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.
Browse through our collection of marriage quotes to get all the inspiration you need to keep your marriage strong through the good and bad times.
80 Marriage Quotes And Sayings
“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.”
“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
“The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.” – Helen Mirren
“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
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” – Maggie Reyes
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill
“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
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
“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
A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.
“Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.” – Sophia Bush
“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
“If I get married, I want to be very married.” – Audrey Hepburn
“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
“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” – Benjamin Franklin
Never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you cannot live without.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. Abraham Lincoln
“Marriage a bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.” – Ogden Nash
“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
“Marriage is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.” – Mae West
“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” – Prince Philip
“Marriage is a wonderful institution… but who wants to live in an institution?” – Groucho Marx
“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
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriage is our gift to Him.
“We were perfectly happy until we decided to live happily ever after.” – Carrie Bradshaw
“Marriage stands the test of times when both you and your spouse work towards making things better. And we are tested the most when we face adversities. If you can sail through the adversities as one, as a team, then you have won half the battle.” – Unknown
“Everyone is born equal in life, until they get married.” – Anonymous
“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” – Agatha Christie
“May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” – Rumi
“A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.” – Michel de Montaigne
“A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
“A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” – Zig Ziglar
“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” – Harville Hendrix
“Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.” – Susan B. Anthony
“Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life.” – Unknown
“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
“Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.” – Fawn Weaver
“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signeret
“A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.” – Fawn Weaver
Marriage does not guarantee you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship, and faith in your relationship to make it last.
Marriage cannot thrive on the leftover attention. It has to get the best effort!
“A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” – Diane Sawyer
“Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.” – Joyce Brothers
“Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married.” – E. Stanley Jones
“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” – Franz Schubert
“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
“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
“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness.” – Benjamin Frank
You cannot make your marriage all good by yourself! But you can make it better all by yourself.
“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
“Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment.” – Karen Gordon
“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” – Tom Mullen
“Simply put, a marriage is not a marriage without the existence of two individuals who promised to love each other.” – Jessica Gardner
The most successful marriages are those where both husband and wife seek to build the self-esteem of the other.
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
“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 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
“Your marriage vows are most important in those moments when they are most difficult to keep.” – Dave Willis
Make your marriage your own. Don’t look at other marriages and wish you had something else. Work to shape your marriage so that it is satisfying for both of you.
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
Marriage is not 50-50, divorce is 50-50. Marriage is 100-100 – it isn’t dividing everything in half but giving everything that you have got.
“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
“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
“God, the best maker of all marriages, Combine your hearts into one.” – William Shakespeare
Marriage is a love story that never ends.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too. H. L. Mencken
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth. Edwin Louis Cole
Your marriage will not be defined by the size of your struggles, but by the size of your commitment towards your struggles.
A strong marriage requires you to love each other, especially on days when you’re struggling to like each other.
Marriage is not a revolving door. You’re either in or out.
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
A great marriage doesn’t happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building that love until the end.
“Scripture says, in all labor there is profit and nowhere is this more true than in the marriage relationship.” – Wayne Mack
“Marriage is another momentous life change. Choose right, and it might be the most positive decision you ever make.” – Patrick Foley
“The man who puts into marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.” – Ronald Reagan