175 Marriage Quotes to Inspire and Strengthen Your Relationship

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Top 10 Marriage Quotes (BEST)

  1. Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood. — Mahatma Gandhi
  2. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married. — Lewis Grizzard
  4. When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be. — Leo Tolstoy
  5. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu
  6. A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham
  7. 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
  8. The definition of fascism is The marriage of corporation and state. — Unknown Author
  9. Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. — Albert Einstein
  10. The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. — Nhat Hanh

The Most Famous Marriage Quotes

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The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before. — Irving Stone

Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. — Louis K. Anspacher

I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman. — George W. Bush

Love is a vessel that contains both security and adventure, and commitment offers one of the great luxuries of life: time. Marriage is not the end of romance, it is the beginning. — Esther Perel

I hold an old-fashioned notion that a happy marriage is the crown of a woman’s life. — Beatrix Potter

A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection. — Dallin H. Oaks

Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere. — Groucho Marx

I believe that marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. — Hillary Clinton

Marriage orients men and women toward the future, asking them not just to commit to each other but to plan, to earn, to save, and to devote themselves to advancing their children's prospects. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. — Carly Fiorina

Short Marriage Quotes

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  • The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees. — Demi Moore
  • If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. — Michel de Montaigne
  • Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender. — Hendrik Hertzberg
  • If I get married, I want to be very married. — Audrey Hepburn
  • The first bond of society is marriage. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? — Groucho Marx
  • If married couples did not live together, happy marriages would be more frequent. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • It's true what they say - all the good men are married. But it's marriage that makes them good. — Gay Talese
  • Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. — Madeleine de Scudery
  • Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. — Benjamin Franklin

Marriage Image Quotes

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Marriage quote by Voltaire

God created sex. Priests created marriage. — Voltaire

Marriage quote by William Wordsworth

Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth

Marriage quote Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marria
Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.
Marriage quote by Khalil Gibran

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. — Khalil Gibran

Marriage quote by Edgar Allan Poe

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute. — Edgar Allan Poe

Marriage quote by Edgar Allan Poe

And so, being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy. — Edgar Allan Poe

Marriage quote We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm
We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.
Marriage quote by Sigmund Freud

How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved. — Sigmund Freud

Marriage quote by Ruth Graham

A successful marriage is made up of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

Marriage quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marriage quote by Frank Bruno

Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me. — Frank Bruno

Marriage quote by Joe Murray

Marriage should be a duet-when one sings, the other claps. — Joe Murray

Marriage quote by Ovid

Love is no assignment for cowards. — Ovid

Marriage quote by Henny Youngman

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. — Henny Youngman

Marriage quote by Harlan Coben

You bring your own weather to the picnic. — Harlan Coben

Marriage quote by Taylor Swift

You are the best thing that's ever been mine. — Taylor Swift

Marriage quote by Rumi

Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love. — Rumi

Marriage quote by Michel de Montaigne

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

Marriage quote by Maria Callas

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage. — Maria Callas

Marriage quote by Akbar

It is best for ordinary men to have only one wife ! — Akbar

Marriage quote by Alexander Theroux

There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage. — Alexander Theroux

Marriage quote by Carly Fiorina

You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. — Carly Fiorina

Broken Marriage Quotes

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Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big. — Umberto Eco

Loveless marriages are horrible. But there is one thing worse than an absolutely loveless marriage. A marriage in which there is love, but on one side only; faith, but on one side only; devotion, but on one side only, and in which of the two hearts one is sure to be broken. — Oscar Wilde

Treat marriage like a diamond necklace; if broken, fix it, but do not throw it away. — Matshona Dhliwayo

All of history is a kind of broken marriage and God puts it back together again. — Peter Kreeft

There can be no summary and dramatic end to a marriage - only a slow and painful unravelling of a tangled skein of threads too stubborn to be broken. — Wallis Simpson

We would have broken up except for the children. Who were the children? Well, she and I were. — Mort Sahl

Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts. And don't put up with people that are reckless with yours. — Kurt Vonnegut

It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage. — Oscar Wilde

Marriage, children-you never expect it to end in tragedy. Unless you're me. — Michael C. Hall

I look back to when I got divorced in the late 1970s. When that happened, I was so broken up. After that, I decided to seek God for my life and my next marriage. — Ricky Skaggs

Sister Marriage Quotes

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Many sisters complain that people don't want to marry them unless they stop wearing hijab. No man is worth your hijab, and a real man wouldn't request you to take it off in the first place. — Omar Suleiman

My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture. — Paul Thomas Anderson

"Only the pots know the boiling points of the broths," she says as Tita weeps into the wedding batter she is making to celebrate the marriage of her sister to her own true love. — Laura Esquivel

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed. — Isabel Allende

I'm against redefining marriage historically 5,000 years... because then it'll be re-defined. What if it's between a brother and a sister? — Rick Warren

Save the love we pay to heaven, there is none purer, holier, than that a virtuous woman feels for him she would cleave through life to. Sisters part from sisters, brothers from brothers, children from their parents, but such woman from the husband of her choice, never! — James Sheridan Knowles

I have five kids from three marriages. I come from a trailer park. My sister and brother are both gay. I have multiple personalities. — Roseanne Barr

I certainly support the right of the gay brothers and sisters to come together. I believe true love can take a number of different forms. If they choose to be married that's fine, but the important thing is I hope they find love — Cornel West

In 1835 at Kirtland I learned from my Sisters Husband Lyman R. Shirman, who was close to the Prophet and Received it from him. That the ancient order of plural marriage was again to be practiced by the Church. — Benjamin F. Johnson

I took the fear of marriage from my parents' relationship, because I didn't want to end up in a relationship like that, whereas my brothers and sisters learnt a lesson from it and made sure they didn't carry it on into their own marriages. — John Mahoney

Arranged Marriage Quotes

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It was an arranged marriage, put together by drugs and alcohol. — Tom Papa

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price. — Louis Leakey

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. — Laurence Housman

Ask any woman in an arranged marriage. Love is the least stressful way out. — Fay Weldon

What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you - it's like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage. — Terrence Rafferty

I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, 'I'll arrange a marriage for you at 18,' but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president. — Indra Nooyi

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price. — Louise Leakey

To say that you have to carry to term and look after a child for the rest of your life is to say I force you, legally, to love someone. It's like saying, you know, you have to go and love another - you have to go - you know, you have to go marry someone. It's like an arranged marriage. — Caitlin Moran

Marriages had different meanings back then than they do now, they were used to cement agreements between families, business deals and things like that. The idea of marriages being arranged for love is some sort of modern idea, really. — Jared Harris

I was neglected by my family because I had disappointed them - I'd run away from being forced into an arranged marriage, which was a big blow to them. — Nelson Mandela

Love And Marriage Quotes

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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 Fulghum

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart — Leo Buscaglia

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. — Paulo Coelho

My lover asks me: “What is the difference between me and the sky?” The difference, my love, Is that when you laugh, I forget about the sky — Nizar Qabbani

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. — Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth

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And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. — Khalil Gibran

Marriage Life Quotes

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Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute. — Edgar Allan Poe

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And so, being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy. — Edgar Allan Poe

I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother... Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life. — Leila Khaled

If you want to follow Jesus because He'll fix your marriage, if you want to follow Jesus because He'll give you a better life, that's idolatry. Follow Christ for the sake of Christ; He is worthy! — Paul Washer

Love has no awareness of merit or demerit; it has no scale... Love loves; this is its nature. — Howard Thurman

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How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved. — Sigmund Freud

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you. — Helen Rowland

Don't instill, or allow anybody else to instill into the hearts of your girls the idea that marriage is the chief end of life. If you do, don't be surprised if they get engaged to the first empty, useless fool they come across. — William Booth

Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible. — Gabrielle Roth

The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him. — Oscar Wilde

Wedding Marriage Quotes

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Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. — Irwin Corey

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

A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then it's too late. — Frank Sinatra

You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. — Jay Leno

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. — Franz Schubert

Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die. — Johnny Carson

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

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. — Oscar Wilde

Two human loves make one divine. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. — Leo Tolstoy

Happy Marriage Quotes

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When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. — Dalai Lama

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. — Jim Rohn

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. — Rumi

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The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. — Henny Youngman

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You are the best thing that's ever been mine. — Taylor Swift

Happiness: "You Bring Your Own Weather To The Picnic." — Gretchen Rubin

I think it's something that needs to be said - that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there's nothing wrong with it. — Tia Mowry

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Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. — Jane Austen

The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open. — Groucho Marx

When there are kids involved, there's no such thing as divorce. — Carl Whitaker

Positive Marriage Quotes

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Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else. — Mother Teresa

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

When people tell me they've learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people's experience. — Warren Buffett

You were my strength when I was weak; you were my voice when I couldn't speak; you were my eyes when I couldn't see; you saw the best there was in me; lifted me up when I couldn't reach, you gave me faith cuz you believed. I'm everything I am because you loved me. — Celine Dion

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Love is no assignment for cowards. — Ovid

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. — Dave Willis

Husbands, love your wives well! Your children are noticing how you treat her. You are teaching your sons how they should treat women, and you are teaching your daughters what they should expect from men. — Dave Willis

Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses. — James Dobson

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. — Friedrich Koenig

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

Gay Marriage Quotes

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How old is too old to stop believing in, like, the tooth fairy? Like 12? I've got a cousin who is 18... Yeah, still believes in gay marriage. — Bo Burnham

If your Bible tells you that gay people ought not be married in your church, don't tell them they can't be married at city hall. Marriage is a civil rite as well a civil right, and we can't let religious bigotry close the door to justice to anyone. — Julian Bond

There are people who've said that I'm being brave for being openly supportive of gay marriage, gay adoption... With all due respect, I humbly dissent. I am not being brave, I'm a decent human being... Love is a human experience, not a political statement — Anne Hathaway

Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don't support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative. — David Cameron

I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married. — Barack Obama

I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia. — Connie Willis

If gay marriage was OK ... then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men; or indeed three men and a dog. — Boris Johnson

All marriages are same sex marriages. You get married and every night, it's the same sex. — Bill Maher

When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868, when the 14th Amendment was adopted? — Antonin Scalia

I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family — Drew Barrymore

Romantic Marriage Quotes

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

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us. — Bernard of Clairvaux

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. — Elinor Glyn

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Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me. — Frank Bruno

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Love, and you shall be loved. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is all about trust and sharing. Passionate and romantic love is all about sex and emotions. You have to try to combine those, I think. The great marriages, the great couples I know, have both. — Isabel Allende

You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. -Mr. Darcy — Jane Austen

I won't have a traditional marriage; I don't find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself. — Halle Berry

My true love hath my heart, and I have his — Philip Sidney

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers. — Richard Pryor

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More Marriage Quotes

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Marriage quote by Mae West

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. — Mae West

Marriage quote by Stormie Omartian

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

Marriage quote by John R. Rice

Sex appeal alone is the poorest basis in the world for a happy marriage. — John R. Rice

Marriage quote by Johnny Carson

If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam. — Johnny Carson

Marriage quote by Virgil

Love conquers all things. — Virgil

Marriage quote by Larry Burkett

Money is either the best or the worst area of communication in our marriages. — Larry Burkett

Marriage quote by Colin Chapman

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much. — Colin Chapman

Marriage quote by Nadia Comaneci

My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment. — Nadia Comaneci

Marriage quote by Sophia Bush

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person. — Sophia Bush

Marriage quote by Linda Fiorentino

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already. — Linda Fiorentino

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