Marriage is all about love, trust, commitment, loyalty, communication, and understanding. However, a successful marriage requires individual efforts from both partners. Reading thoughtful wedding quotes can help you understand the true meaning of marriage and what needs to be done to make it a long and successful union. In this post, we bring you some marriage quotes that will give you an insight into your marriage and explain the essence of the lifelong bond.
225 Happy Marriage Quotes And Saying
- “True love stands by each other’s side on good days and stands closer on bad days.”
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.
- “A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.”
Learning to accept each other’s flaws and living with them, forgiving one another, and sharing and growing the love, is what make marriage so special.
- “Marriage – the roots are deep, the covenant is solid, love is sweet, life is hard, and God is good.”
God’s intervention in the vows, ceremonies, and our lives is magical! Marriage, which is strong and solid, coupled with God’s blessings, becomes rock solid and cannot be broken by anything.
- “Love, laughter, and happily ever after.”
A little fun, a lot of love, a crazy couple – what else would you want to be happy? A couple that laughs together makes the relationship last longer!
- “Never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you cannot live without.”
While both the phrases mean the same, the idea is you may have several people with whom you can live, but there is only one without whom you cannot live. The urge and need to be with your spouse all the time would instill more love in your heart, making the marriage a success.
- “Marriage lets you annoy (read as, love and pamper) one special person for the rest of your life.”
While you may share your sorrows and joys, sharing fun and happy moments is equally important. Keeping the relationship friendly and fun helps take away boredom and prompt you to have a happier life together.
- “It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and you cannot remember how you ever lived without them.”
Having a ‘someone special’ in your life is a blessing. What’s best is that if this person stays with you forever, you tend to forget your past, agony, pain, and just be happy!
- “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to be loved by the person you love is everything.”
Finding love is being overly difficult in today’s world. But once you have found it, there is nothing better. It is indeed true that everyone wishes to be loved as it makes them feel special and cared for.
- “Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriage is our gift to Him.”
People say marriages are made in Heaven, and maybe they are. But the important thing is that we have to keep them intact here, on Earth. The way we lead our lives influences our relationship. If we can have a better quality of life, it will reflect our godliness too.
- “If you live to be a hundred, I wish to live a hundred minus one, so I never have to live without you.”
Imaging a life without the one you love is not only difficult but also painful. The quote may sound selfish but it shows how much you would want to be with him throughout your life.
- “The only thing better than having you as my husband is our children having you as their daddy.”
Children are blessings to parents and parents are the strongest pillars that children can have. Loving your husband is a beautiful feeling, but watching your husband be an amazing dad is a joy that cannot be defined. This makes an amazing love quote for your husband.
- “Best friends for life, husband and wife.”
A lot of things make a marriage, one of them being friendship. Friendship is a magical relationship that makes everything perfect. If a husband and wife are good friends, it takes away any shred of insecurity and results in a positive, healthy, and honest relationship.
- “Marriage cannot thrive on the leftover attention. It has to be the best effort!”
You might get busy with children and work, but it doesn’t mean that your relationship with your spouse should take a beating. The relationship needs to be given the best effort. And the best effort would have to come from the couple collectively as one. Of course, there would be compromises on either end, but as long as both of you contribute to the efforts, compromises, and the strength of the relationship, it will be the best thing ever!
- “Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what’s left over after you have given your best to everyone.”
Your spouse should not be your only priority, but they cannot be your least too.
- “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to begin as soon as possible.”
Falling in love is one of the most beautiful feelings ever and knowing that you’re going to spend your entire life with that person, is a feeling you cannot define. You want to embark on a beautiful journey as soon as you can, without wasting a second.
- “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.”
Indeed, a marriage cannot go on by itself. Only saying the vows out loud and promising to be together in good and bad times won’t help. This is why you should stand true to all the promises and turn those promises into reality.
- “You cannot make your marriage all good by yourself! But you can make it better all by yourself.”
It requires two people to love, to laugh, to share sorrows and joys, and to support. If you take it upon yourself to make the relationship work better, the relationship grows ten-folds.
- “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.”
Marriage is about sharing your joys and sorrows. It is about standing together and working as a team. This is what a marriage is made of. If you know how to share, cherish your partner, and love, you would never have to divide. Learn to share and boost love.
- “I vow to always love you, even during the football season!”
This one is straight out to the boys, not that the girls don’t like football. Yes, we all have our favorites and to many spouses, it is the football season. If your spouse loves you more than their sports, then he/she is a keeper, and don’t let them go away!
- “The most successful marriages are those where both husband and wife seek to build the self-esteem of the other.”
Many times, failures push us down and leave us miserable. We lose our self-esteem and self-respect and discontinue to believe in ourselves. This is when a few positive words from the spouse can do wonders. Uplifting them and making them happy would rekindle their self-worth and increase their faith in you.
- “A great marriage doesn’t happen when the “perfect couple” gets together. It happens when an imperfect couple gets together and learns to enjoy each other’s differences.”
Everyone is a wee bit different from the other. And not just in the physical make but also in the mental. These changes could make us stand against one another. But a marriage is about letting those differences get overshadowed by overwhelming love and care. Sounds like the perfect recipe for marriage, right?
- “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, with the same person.”
Yes, age brings a plethora of responsibilities and we ought to take care of those. But a little time out for your loved one will always end up giving the relationship a boost, resulting in everlasting love and happiness.
- “A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers.”
Looking past each other’s mistakes is easier said than done. But both you and your spouse would have to make a conscious effort. This will help you understand each other better and ensure that you don’t tread on the path which hurts your spouse.
- “The greatest marriages are built on teamwork, mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.”
When the foundations are strong, no amount of damage can break that particular thing. Such should be a marriage too. You and your spouse should be a team working towards constantly uplifting, supporting, and respecting each other. Throw in a lot of affection and you will have the best marriage ever.
- “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.”
People are different and so would their marriages be. Some may have a few things more than your marriage, and others a few things less. Comparing your marriage to someone else’s is like comparing apples and oranges.
- “Don’t ever stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.”
Remember how your relationship started with your spouse? With a spark, right? That spark can be there throughout your marriage. So finding time for romance and being naughty spices up things.
- “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Learning to enjoy each other’s opinions and ideas is fruitful in so many ways. It not only deepens your understanding but also opens up your mind to have a broader perspective about things.
- “Real couples stay faithful. They don’t even think about looking for another because they are too busy looking for ways to show love to each other.”
Trust is the most important ingredient in a marriage. You breach that and the relationship is damaged beyond repair. In fact, you do not have the urge to look at anybody else when you are so deeply in love with your spouse.
- “To couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that’s designed to tear them apart and come out stronger than ever before.”
A storm is always followed by calm. And if you understand this, you would know that if your marriage is going through a tough phase, that phase will end soon and with it will come peace. Couples who see each other at their worst know when to avoid something similar again. And this is what makes them last longer and leaves the relationship stronger.
- “Two souls but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.”
Marriage is indeed the union of mind and body. When you unite in love, nothing can break you apart.
- “Marriage is a love story that never ends.”
And how well it goes is up to you. You are the protagonist in the story and you are supposed to keep it going. So, make a love story the world watches with awe.
- “Loving your husband through the hard times, through the valleys, and when he is unlovable, reveals the gospel in us.”
Indeed! When you help and support your husband, it shows your true self, upbringing, and nature to the world. If you can stand by your husband at all times, good or bad, let alone the odds, even God would be in your favor.
- “Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.”
Laughter is the best medicine and rightly so. There is nothing better than making a grumpy spouse laugh out loud. Seeing things the same way and knowing to share joys together is a blessing.
- “Grow old with me, let us share what we see! Just you and I, as we are!”
Knowing that you will be with the person that you love, for a lifetime, gives some serene happiness. Living together, getting used to one another, watching each other be successful, and living through every joy and sorrow, makes one feel that they haven’t really aged. And it is this love that makes you want to grow together.
- “I believe in marriage, I believe in commitment, I believe in love, togetherness, and family.”
If you do believe in all these and follow them by the book, then you already have the best marriage there can ever be.
- “Weddings are like getting to have a sleepover with your best friend, every single night!”
Isn’t it? And all those snacks and movies? If you know that you have a friend with a husband, you’re already halfway into happiness.
- “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.”
A lot of couples complain that as the years pass by, the love begins to decrease. But why should it be? There are many ways to keep your marriage happy and fun, interesting, and most of all intimate (not just on the physical levels). Don’t let the spark die out. Keep the marriage alive by being together and keeping the love flowing.
- “My heart to you is given, give yours to me! We’ll lock them up in a box, and throw away the key.”
When your hearts are locked on to one another, there is no chance of a third heart, unless that is of your kids’. Lock your hearts together and you will see how beautiful everything around you is.
- “Marriage is not a revolving door. You’re either in or out.”
Infidelity stands no chance in a marriage. You have to either be in a marriage and do justice to it by being faithful or have to walk out for good. There is no middle ground. Cheating on your spouse is not accidental. It is something you are doing with complete awareness.
- “Your marriage will not be defined by the size of your struggles, but by the size of your commitment towards your struggles.”
Problems come and go. Yes, they do come and go. They don’t stay. You must understand that the problem at hand has a solution and it will pass. It will never stay on to haunt you. You will have to keep your calm and work towards solving the issue.
- “I choose you. And I’ll continue choosing you over and over again, in a heartbeat. I’ll always choose you.”
Letting your spouse know how much you love him works wonders for the relationship. A timely reminder of how much you are into each other is a big yes to a long lasting marriage.
- “A strong marriage requires you to love each other, especially on days when you’re struggling to like each other.”
Fights, vehement discussions, arguments, remorse, making up, and finally making out. Sounds familiar? Many of us have gone through these phases where we are certain that this is the end. You cannot love your spouse beyond this point! But that’s never true. Love should not die and you can ensure this by letting yourself calm down and then have a sensible discussion. Make love later to cool off the heat too, if you’d like.
- “I don’t care what happened yesterday, I am going to love you today.”
This is what happily ever after is made of. The past cannot be changed, and the future is uncertain. But learning from the past to make the present better is what improves things. If you can work on your present and take it as a new beginning instead of focusing on what happened in the past, then you would be so happy and peaceful that it would help you ward off any negative feelings.
- “A marriage is like a house. When a light bulb goes off you don’t go to find a new house, you fix the light bulb.”
Infidelity would only mean that you would continue looking for happiness elsewhere than what you have got. If you don’t believe in marital fidelity, you cannot stand true to anyone else either. So, strive towards fixing a problem, not running away from it.
- “Your marriage vows are most important in those moments, when they are most difficult to keep.”
Marriage vows bind us to keep our spouse happy. But at times, situations test our commitment to each other. If you can stand the test of time, then the result is so sweet that you get the best of the situation.
- “I want the kind of marriage that makes my kids want to get married.”
Utopia is only an imagination. But a successful marriage, one that checks all the boxes on the checklist of near perfection is an admiration. If you can have such a wedding it would inspire a lot of relationships around you, including that of your kids’.
- “Can you grow old with me?”
Wanting to live out every single minute of your life with the one you love is your dream. Growing old together and knowing each other better than anyone else is what you should aspire for. This helps the love grow more and strengthens the marriage even as your body loses its strength.
- “I want to inspire my husband. I want him to look at me and say, “It is because of you that I don’t give up!””
Tough times sweep any relationship off its feet, and not in the most charming way. Stopping things from going out of control is very important. For this, you and your spouse should become each other’s role model. The more you inspire each other, the easier it becomes to face a situation.
- “You married the woman you loved, now love the woman you married.”
It is your responsibility to keep the woman of your life happy. You married her and vowed to keep her happy in all ways possible, and once you have her as yours for the entire life, you must stand by your promise of loving her and keeping her happy.
- “My husband is agift from God!”
This is one of the best love messages for your husband. Having a life partner who is understanding, loving, caring, and is always there for you, is a blessing from above. But this would also mean that you would have to take care of and keep the blessing happy. Do not forget to invest your time and love in the relationship.
- “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” — Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill’s quote sweetly reflects his sense of pride in winning over his wife’s heart through persuasive charm. Make your life partner fall in love with you over and over again with your little acts of kindness and love.
- “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” — Dave Meurer
This message is an inspiration to embrace the differences and love each other in spite of them. The goal of your marriage should be to value compromise, communication, and shared growth and learning to celebrate the uniqueness that each person brings to the relationship.
- “Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are always fond of, to talk to and sit with.” — Charles Dickens
Make sure your marriage is centered around the essence of companionship and mutual care. Marriage should be based on the idea of a comforting partnership where both individuals find solace and joy in each other’s company.
- “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” —Franz Schubert
Marriage should not solely be a romantic relationship but also a bond of everlasting friendship. Finding a true friend is a source of happiness in itself, but the joy is even greater when the friend is also your spouse.
- “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.” —Ann Landers
Intimacy is necessary in a marriage but physical attraction without emotional contentment provides merely a brief and intense moment. Prioritizing a profound emotional bond holds even greater importance. Your marriage should aim to be more like the serene and lasting joy of a sunset.
- “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
Being fully seen by someone is like having your soul’s reflection mirrored back, creating a profound sense of validation and acceptance. It’s a feeling of vulnerability and liberation intertwined, where the masks fall away, and you’re embraced for your authentic self; where it almost seems unreal.
- “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you directly without problems or pride: I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love, except in this form in which I am not nor are you, so close that your hand upon my chest is mine, so close that your eyes close with my dreams.” —Pablo Neruda
The love that a husband and wife share in a marriage is one of unconditional nature – a love that transcends time, circumstances, and ego. The distinction between ‘I’ and ‘you’ is blurry which is dictated by a love that is pure and unburdened by complications or vanity.
- “I have someone who I can talk to about anything and someone who I care more about than I’ve cared about anybody.” —George Clooney
Caring for someone more than anything else in the world is like having their well-being intricately woven into the fabric of your own existence. Their happiness, safety, and contentment become your paramount concern, guiding your thoughts and actions. This level of care creates an unbreakable bond, where their joy becomes your own and their pain resonates deeply within you.
- “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
Beyond the flames of passionate love, the foundation of a lasting partnership rests on a profound affection and sincere appreciation for one another. This sentiment beautifully aligns with the essence of friendship – a connection grounded in genuine liking, shared interests, and the joy of each other’s company.
- “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” – Tom Mullen
The foundation of a marriage is laid when we enter into a marital union with those we already hold deep affection for. However, the true magic of happiness unfolds as you cultivate a love that deepens and flourishes over time for the person we’ve chosen to spend our life with.
- “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
The act of consistently investing in one another, with intention and devotion, is what transforms a union into something extraordinary. It could be as small as making your wife a cup of coffee in the morning or warmly welcoming your husband as he comes home from work. These shared experiences further deepen your connection.
- “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
Love is unstoppable and fearless. It can overcome any obstacles to reach its goal. A happy and successful marriage is all about supporting each other through tough times, no matter what challenges you face. Love will prevail just like a ray of sunlight that breaks through even the thickest clouds.
- “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, The Notebook
As husband and wife, what matters most in your marriage is to have unconditional love for each other that withstands the test of time. This love should become your source of fulfillment.
- “If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
This message indicates the deep connection of individuals to each other in a marriage. Their existence becomes intertwined in such a way that absence of either makes the rest of the world feel empty and insignificant.
- “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” – Lao Tzu
When you’re drunk in love with each other, you involve every being of yourself to strengthen your bond. The love that you share stirs profound thoughts, intense emotions, and sensory experiences, all at once, making it a breathtaking sensation that ignites the fire of your marriage.
- “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
In a marriage, the husband and wife express a profound desire to spend every possible moment with their beloved, even if it means their own life would be one day shorter. Your connection is so deep that the idea of a single day without each other feels unimaginable. This quote is a poetic declaration of the inseparability of your souls.
- “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” -Martin Luther
Martin Luther’s quote beautifully expresses the exquisite nature of a strong marital bond. A good marriage is unmatched in its beauty, friendliness, and charm. It’s a relationship that epitomizes a wonderful sense of togetherness and companionship, creating an atmosphere of warmth and connection that stands apart from any other interaction.
- “Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If we are happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.” -Samuel Richardson
Imagine sharing a joyful moment with your spouse, the elation multiplied by having someone by your side who genuinely rejoices in your happiness. Similarly, during challenging times, your burdens are lightened as you face them together, each contributing strength and support. Just as a best friend listens with empathy, a spouse understands your deepest thoughts without words.
- “That’s my prescription for a happy marriage – marry someone who doesn’t do anything similar to what you do.” -Maxine Kumin
Consider it as two vibrant colors on an artist’s palette – they might seem disparate, but when blended, they create a richer, more harmonious picture. In a similar way, partners who bring diverse passions and skills into a marriage can complement each other, nurturing individual growth and injecting a sense of novelty into the relationship.
- “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
Marriage is a perpetual investment in shared happiness and mutual efforts. It is like an active process that requires continued effort and nurturing to keep as sweet as the first day you fell for each other.
- “Then if marriage is not a contract, what is it? It is an unconditional commitment into which a man and woman enter for life.” -H. Norman Wright
Marriage is a promise two people make to each other without any conditions, and they commit to it for their entire lives. It’s a bond built on unwavering dedication and love, where both husband and wife commit to supporting and being there for each other no matter what challenges come their way.
- “Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.” -Amy Grant
Just like a sturdy foundation, respect is essential for a lasting bond. Without it, even things that seem positive won’t endure. Respect nurtures understanding, kindness, and a deep connection, ensuring that a relationship, especially a marriage, remains resilient and meaningful over time.
- “Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married.” -E. Stanley Jones
The wedding ceremony may last only an hour, but the journey of truly understanding, growing, and being fully united with your partner takes a lifetime. It’s a lifelong commitment to learning, adapting, and building a profound connection that transcends the passing of hours.
- “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
Marriage is like two trees, firmly rooted side by side, weathering the storms and basking in the sunlight of life together. In this union, each partner listens not just with their ears, but with their heart, comprehending the unspoken words and emotions that flow between them.
Funny Marriage Quotes
What’s life without some fun! An element of humor adds spice to a marriage. Here are some funny quotes about marriage:
- “After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6° of marriage.” — Mignon McLaughlin
- “Note: The key to a good relationship is the key. Give me back the key.”
- “The most important four words for a successful marriage: I’ll do the dishes.”
- “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: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.”
- “All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.”
- “The only mistake for which people are congratulated is marriage.”
- “When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that’s a few steps ahead is the one that’s mad.”
- “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.”
- “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”
- “Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not.”
- “Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.”
- “Marriage is just a fancy word to adopt an overgrown male child who is no more handled by his parents.”
- “My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.”
- “Marriage is like a game of chess, except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke, and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.” – Jerry Seinfeld
- “Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.” – Mickey Rooney
- “Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.” —Joyce Brothers
- “Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.”
- “Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life serving you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.”
- “The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.”
- “Marriage: sometimes soulmates, sometimes cellmates.”
- “More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”
- “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”
- “Marriage is like a deck of cards. All you need in the beginning is two hearts and a diamond. After ten years you need a club and spade.”
- “Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”
- “When asked his secret of love, being married fifty-four years to the same person, he said, ‘Ruth and I are happily incompatible.” -Billy Graham
- “When we got married, I told my wife ‘If you leave me, I’m going with you.’ And she never did.” — James Fineous McBride
- “Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.” — Beverley Nichols
- “Some relationships are like Tom and Jerry, they argue and disagree all the time, but they still can’t live without each other.”
- “Marriage is like a walk in the park… Jurassic Park.”
- “When a couple is arguing over who loves who more, the one that gives up is the real winner.”
- “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.”
- “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
- “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 best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.” — E. Joseph Cossman
- “A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.” —Anne Lamott
- “We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.” —Justin Timberlake
- “Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music, and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” —Henny Youngman
- “One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. When he enters my bathroom sometimes I’m like, ‘Why are you in here?’ And he’s like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom too?’” —Michelle Obama
- “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” —Benjamin Franklin
- “Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.” —George Bernard Shaw
- “After about 15 years I finally figured out that she’s always right. So surprisingly we just stopped fighting after that.” —Barack Obama
- “Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.” —Megan Mullally
- “I married for love, but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored.” —Cameron Esposito
- “The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” —Anne Bancroft
- “Being a good husband is like being a standup comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” — Jerry Seinfeld
- “We were married for better or worse. I couldn’t have done better and she couldn’t have done worse.” —Henny Youngman
- “Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.” -St. Jerome
- “Getting married is like trading the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.” – Mae West
- “An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” -Agatha Christie
- “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
- “The best thing to ever happen to marriage is the pause-live-TV button.” —Rick Reilly
- “Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn’t even have when you were on your own.”—Eddie Cantor
- “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.”—Socrates
- “My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.”—Joyce Brothers
- “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?”—Jean Illsley Clarke
- “My wife is a psychologist… Not only does she know when I’m being a jerk, but she knows exactly what type of jerk I’m being.”—Lee Judge
- “Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it’s because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner—just so they can have the last word.”—Janet Periat
- “When you’re in love, it’s the most glorious two-and-a-half days of your life.”—Richard Lewis
- “What is the only difference between Love and marriage? Love is blind whereas marriage is the eye opener. ” —unknown
- “I can’t make you love me, but I can fill my pantry with your favorite snacks and offer you a weekly stipend of $75.” —Rob Delaney
- “Love is a lot like a backache; it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” —George Burns
- “A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.” —Terry Pratchett
- “The secret is that you just take care of each other and admire each other and support each other and you get that back … If Jeffrey and I disagree on something, he always agrees with me!” —Ina Garten
- “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” -Groucho Marx
- “After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.” -Mel Gibson
- “A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.” -Michel de Montaigne
Quotes On Married Life
The key to a happy marriage is to be content, peaceful, and finding happiness in all circumstances. Here are some happy marriage life quotes:
- “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
- “When two people are meant for each other, no time is too long, no distance is too far, and no one can ever tear them apart.”
- “Love doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to be true and loyal.”
- “Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different, and each one is beautiful.” -Maggie Reyes
- “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
- “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” -Franklin P. Jones
- “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” -Jennifer Smith
- “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
- “People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.” -Paul Newman
- “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” -Harville Hendrix
- “A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.” -Fawn Weaver
- “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” -Barnett R. Brickner
- “Happiness in marriage is a moment by moment choice. A decision to love, forgive, grow and grow old together.” -Fawn Weaver
- “Don’t ever confuse a great marriage with a perfect one. A great marriage is attained through daily effort, love and investment of time. A perfect marriage doesn’t exist because it involves the union of two imperfect people.” -Fawn Weaver
- “Marriage is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”
- “All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.” -Ann Landers
- “What greater thing is there for two human souls then 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 silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” — George Eliot
- “Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.” —Fawn Weaver
- “Marriage is like a graph—it has its ups and downs and as long as things bounce back up again, you’ve got a good marriage. If it heads straight down, then you’ve got some problems!” —Dame Julie Andrews
- “Look, you want to know what marriage is really like? Fine. You wake up, she’s there. You come back from work, she’s there. You fall asleep, she’s there. You eat dinner, she’s there. You know? I mean, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not.” — Everybody Loves Raymond
- “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
- “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.” —Louis de Bernières
- “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
- “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
- “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
- “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
- “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
- “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.'” —Beverly Clark
- “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” —Simone Signoret
- “Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.” —Darlene Schacht
- “The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning- but rather as love grows and develops over time.” —Fawn Weaver
- “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” —Mignon McLaughlin
- “Marriage is supporting one another through everything and rooting for each other to succeed. This mutual love creates a fulfilling experience. A married life requires focusing on each other and spending quality time whenever you can.”—Unknown
- “We’re friends, too. We love each other, but we actually like each other—and that’s an important distinction there. Love is passion and all of that stuff, but actually liking somebody and enjoying someone’s company is something slightly different, and it lasts longer. So you can have both, and I think that’s important. Be married to your best friend.” —Sting
- “When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible. There’s someone behind you on your good days and someone in front of you on your bad days.” —Emily Blunt
- “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
- “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
- “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.” -Leo Tolstoy
- “Marriage is a thousand little things. It’s giving up your right to be right in the heat of an argument. It’s forgiving another when they let you down. It’s loving someone enough to step down so they can shine. It’s friendship. It’s being a cheerleader and trusted confidant. It’s a place of forgiveness that welcomes one home, and arms they can run to in the midst of a storm. It’s grace.” -Darlene Schacht
- “If there is any skill needed by both persons in a marriage, it is the skill of listening.” -John Savage
Short And Sweet Marriage Quotes
If you are looking for short and sweet marriage celebration quotes, here are a handful to give you the right amount of inspiration.
- “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale, it’s a choice.”
- “In marriage, it is never my own way. It is rather discovering our way.” -Gary Chapman
- “A happy marriage is the world’s best bargain.” -O.A. Battista
- “A husband and wife may disagree on many things, but they must absolutely agree on this: to never, ever give up.” -FierceMarriage.com
- “The goal of marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”
- “A marriage is not a contract but a loving promise to be with each other in ups and downs and beyond.”
- “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
- “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” — Henny Youngman
- “Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.”
- “Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.”
- “Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.”
- “The more you invest in marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
- “The greatest marriages are built on teamwork.”
- “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” -Robert C. Dodds
- “The highest happiness on earth is marriage.” — William Lyon Phelps
- “If I get married, I want to be very married.” — Audrey Hepburn
- “To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.” — Franka Potente
- “A simple ‘I love you’ means more than money.” —Frank Sinatra
- “Love is a friendship set to music.” —Joseph Campbell
- “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” —Alfred Tennyson
- “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” —Harville Hendrix
- “A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” —Diane Sawyer
- “Some people are worth melting for.” -Olaf from Frozen
- “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” -Audrey Hepburn, actress
- “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” -Plato
- “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss
- “May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” – Rumi
- “Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde
- “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – Janos Arnay
- “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë
- “A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.” – Jessica Simpson
- “You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together.” — Woody Harrelson
- “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.” — Jane Austen
- “Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” — Robert Browning
- “Two hearts in love need no words.” — Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
- “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” —Aristotle
- “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Henry David Thoreau
- “When a marriage works, nothing on Earth can take its place.” —Helen Gahagan Douglas
- “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” —Alexander Smith
- “End up marrying the one you don’t understand. Then you spend the rest of your life trying.” —Frederik Backman
- “On my own I’m only half of what I could be.” -Blake Shelton
- “Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.” -Joseph Barth
- “Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.” -Ellen Key
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a happy marriage, and how can it last?
A happy marriage involves the partners often communicating, making an effort and taking time for each other, and having gratitude, respect, and love for one another. Marriage requires both partners to contribute to making it lasting.
2. What is important in a marriage?
A few things that are crucial in a marriage are faithfulness, patience, trust, and communication between spouses for a healthy and successful marriage.
3. What is the significance of marriage quotes?
Marriage quotes show the love of spouses towards each other. They serve as declarations of love and renew their affections each time the quotes are mentioned. Also, these quotes keep the love alive in a marriage even after several years. Lastly, they also inspire and motivate the couple and serve as a guide to navigate through the ups and downs of married life.
4. What are some common themes that are often explored in marriage quotes?
While love is the most common theme in marriage quotes, other quotes include friendship, respect, emotions, feelings, and communication.
5. Can reading marriage quotes together be a beneficial activity for couples?
Yes, reading marriage quotes can open new avenues of communication between couples. They can discuss the quotes and what it means to them. If a specific quote resonates with them, they can tell their partner how it makes them feel and why.
6. What are some ways in which couples can incorporate marriage quotes into their daily lives?
You can share love notes simply by sticking them on the fridge or putting them in your spouse’s lunch box. A simple “I love you” when you wake up, followed by a marriage quote, can start your day on a positive note. Moreover, you can choose some pieces for the home together. These decor pieces must reflect your personality and make you remember good times.
These marriage quotes describe the essence of a marital relationship. They indicate how you may work together for your “happily ever after.” Marriage is not the union of two perfect persons. You have to accept the imperfections and bring out the best in each other with love, care, trust, and respect. There’s no promise of a smooth path ahead. Instead, it’s a roller coaster ride that you will only enjoy when you remain together. Stay by your spouse through everything and experience the bliss of never-ending love and friendship.
Marriage is a journey of love, joy, and growth. Let’s explore wise sayings and aphorisms that can change your life and make your marriage even stronger!