165 Marriage And Family Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of marriage and family quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about family and marriage.

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The Most Famous Marriage And Family Quotes (Best in 2024)

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If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family. — Michael Enzi

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

Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. — Jack Kingston

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

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

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

The first bond of society is marriage. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

The divorce rate would be lower if instead of marrying for better or worse people would marry for good. — Ruby Dee

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

Short Marriage And Family Quotes

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  • I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married. — Lewis Grizzard
  • A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham
  • Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth
  • What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. — Mother Teresa
  • Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages. — Frank Pittman
  • I live by my own rules (reviewed, revised, and approved by my wife).. but still my own. — Si Robertson
  • At the beginning, your love supports your marriage. Later on, your marriage supports your love. — Larry Christiansen
  • Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside. — Frank Pittman
  • It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel - they get to know each other better. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Marriage, the family unit, was the "original Department of Health, Education and Welfare." — Michael Novak

Marriage And Family Image Quotes

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Marriage and family quote by William Wordsworth

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

Marriage and family quote If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Marriage and family quote Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

Marriage and family quote Family is not about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you
Family is not about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Family And Marriage Quotes

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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 touchstone for family life is still the legendary 'and so they were married and lived happily ever after.' It is no wonder that any family falls short of this ideal. — Salvador Minuchin

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

Marriage and family quote Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.

When Jesus is truly our Lord, He directs our lives and we gladly obey Him. Indeed, we bring every part of our lives under His lordship - our home and family, our sexuality and marriage, our job or unemployment, our money and possessions, our ambitions and recreations. — John Stott

I hate married men. They never make any sacrifices to the arts, but are always thinking of their duties to their wives and families or some rubbish of that sort. — J. M. W. Turner

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

Marriage and family quote The best thing in life are free.
The best thing in life are free.

Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship. We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families. Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world. — William J Doherty

It is my view that our society can be no more stable than the foundation of individual family units upon which it rests. Our government, our institutions, our schools...indeed, our way of life are dependent on healthy marriages and loyalty to the vulnerable little children around our feet. — James Dobson

The principal objective of American government at every level should be to see that children are born into intact families and that they remain so. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Whether it’s in the office or around the family dinner table, don’t avoid honest, clear conflict. It will get you the best car price, the higher salary, and the largest donation. It will also save your marriage, your friendship, and your family. — Chris Voss

Biblical Quotes

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The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. — Soren Kierkegaard

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The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation. — Dwight L. Moody

I was once young and now I am old, but not once have I been witness to God's failure to supply my need when first I had given for the furtherance of His work. He has never failed in His promise, so I cannot fail in my service to Him. — William Carey

Marriage and family quote Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is
Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.

The biblical model is that God deliberately chooses imperfect vessels - those who have been wounded, those with physical or emotional limitations. Then he prepares them to serve and sends them out with their weakness still evident, so that his strength can be made perfect in that weakness. — Christine Caine

We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. — Oswald Chambers

Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist. — Oswald J. Smith

Marriage and family quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.

Ubuntu is not a biblical concept but an ancient African one. Nevertheless it falls back on one simple thing: that humans have been created for togetherness, and what drives us apart is greed, lust for power, and a sense of exclusion, but those are aberrations. — Allan Boesak

I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week. — John D. Rockefeller

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. — John the Apostle

... a bad attitude, that the love of money is the root of all evil and the rich are evil and greedy and all that stuff. It’s basically socialism and communism. — Robert Kiyosaki

Marriage And Divorce Quotes

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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

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. — Robert Anderson

Marriages come and go, but divorce is forever. — Nora Ephron

Marriage and family quote Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.
Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.

Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. — Mary Blakely

Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it. — Benjamin Carson

Marriage isn't all that it's cracked up to be, let me tell you. Honestly. Marriage is probably the chief cause of divorce. — Larry Gelbart

Marriage and family quote The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to eac
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.

Each divorce is the death of a small civilization. — Pat Conroy

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook. — Tommy Manville

People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship. — Gary Chapman

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

Love And Marriage Quotes

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When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be. — Leo Tolstoy

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

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu

Marriage and family quote Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

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

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

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. — Nhat Hanh

Marriage and family quote We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Re
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.

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

Wedding Marriage Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident in Lower Canada some time before their marriage, which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life. — Maria Monk

Married Life Quotes

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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

One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. — Yiddish Proverbs

What goes around, comes around. — Willie Nelson

The days were sunny, the nights were star-studded. Indeed married life was strawberries for breakfast and loving all the time. — Marabel Morgan

Those seeking the life of the spirit should be cheerful and free, and not neglect recreation. Married people must act in conformity with their vocation--but their progress will of necessity be but the pace of a hen. — Teresa of Avila

The fairy tales of how life is ‘supposed to be going’ will f*ck up your life. You don’t have to go to university at 18, get a job at 21, buy a house at 30, get married at 35, and have kids at 36. Everyone is completely different, and your path to happiness will be completely different too. — Steven Bartlett

I want Thy plan, O God, for my life. May I be happy and contented whether in the homeland or on the foreign field; whether married or alone, in happiness or sorrow, health or sickness, prosperity or adversity -- I want Thy plan, O God, for my life. I want it; oh, I want it. — Oswald J. Smith

Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary. Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids - all those things are scary. If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile. — Paul Tournier

I saw my ex-husband in the street. I was sitting on the steps of the new library. Hello, my life, I said. We had once been married for twenty-seven years, so I felt justified. He said, What? What life? No life of mine. — Grace Paley

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

What Is Marriage Quotes

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A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting. — Helen Rowland

Never be too busy for the people you love. Never allow pursuits or possessions to become bigger priorities than your relationships. Love is what gives meaning to life. — Dave Willis

What gnashing is not a comfort, what gnawing of the worm is not a tickling, what torment is not a marriage bed to this damnation, to be secluded eternally, eternally, eternally from the sight of God? — John Donne

Real giving is when we give to our spouses what's important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not. — Michele Weiner-Davis

That is what marriage really means; helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. — Paul Tournier

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

The Christian church does not ask the U. S. Supreme Court, or any other human court, what marriage is. Marriage is a pre-political institution defined by our Creator - for His glory and for human flourishing. — Albert Mohler

I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is. — Winston Groom

It's what we live for, to be able to make great illusions. The thing about 'Entourage' is everything we do is realistic. We go to the real places, we shoot on location. We get the real people. It's a perfect marriage between fact and fiction. — Adrian Grenier

People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images. The exciting adventure of marriage is finding out who the partner really is. — James Framo

Marriage Advice Quotes

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Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry. — Danish Proverbs

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

I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always — Red Skelton

A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all — Greek Proverbs

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

God speaks with authority on every subject including marriage and His advice trumps Oprah's every time. — Kirk Cameron

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

Marriage is like a hot bath; once you get used to it, it ain't so hot. — Minnie Pearl

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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More Marriage And Family Quotes

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I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God. — Johnny Cash

Marriage, families, all relationships are more a process of learning the dance rather than finding the right dancer — Paul Pearsall

There are members - very, very close and dear members - of my family - I'm talking immediate family - who simply don't speak to me anymore and haven't done so for years. My marriage fell apart. — Maajid Nawaz

All too often people concentrate on finding the right spouse, little realizing that half of any marriage is being the right spouse. — Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

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

According to Rutgers anthropology professor Robin Fox, 80% of all marriages in history have been between second cousins or closer. The reason for this is that for most of human history, people spent most of their lives in the same five mile radius, and the other people in that same area tended to be immediate and extended family. To get away from their extended family when courting, men would have to walk over five miles away, which after a long day of hunting you just don’t feel like doing. — Tim Urban

The worst expression of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) anger towards his wife was that he would remain silent. — Nouman Ali Khan

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. — Anthony Kennedy

The complete destruction of traditional marriage and the nuclear family is the 'revolutionary or utopian' goal of feminism. — Kate Millett

Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion. Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seem small. Pray for the love to make your companion's joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion — Henry B. Eyring

Marriage is treated by all civilized societies as a peculiar and favored contract. It is in its origin a contract of natural law . . . . It is the parent, and not the child of society; the source of civility and a sort of seminary of the republic. — Joseph Story

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And ... she's not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that's a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that. — Barack Obama

The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future. — Jim Talent

The truth is, the greatest tool to lift children and families from poverty is one that decreases the probability of child poverty by 82%. But it isn't a government spending program. It's called marriage. — Marco Rubio

I believe in the institution of marriage and it's like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends, family and public. — Kareena Kapoor

To me, a spouse should be a life partner AND a business partner. Just like any good partner, her strengths must make up for my weaknesses and vice versa. — Robert Kiyosaki

The Hindu marriage may be described as the union of two families. In this union, there is no room for petty ambitions and personal ego-trips. What is involved is love for the entire family that one is marrying into. — Dada Vaswani

When we know who we are and what we are supposed to do, it is easier to make important decisions about education, careers, and marriage. It is easier to shine our light in our families, with our friends, and in all other places. — Julie B. Beck

If more husbands and fathers would put as much energy into their marriages and families as they do their jobs, the world would change. — Mark Hart

In nothing was slavery so savage and relentless as in its attempted destruction of the family instincts of the Negro race in America. Individuals, not families; shelters, not homes; herding, not marriages, were the cardinal sins in that system of horrors. — Fannie Barrier Williams

I think husbands and wives should live in separate houses. If there's enough money, the children should live in a third. — Cloris Leachman

I've always had bizarre, negative feelings about anything traditional, like marriage and family. I never thought something like that worked. — Gerard Way

Being brought up in a Christian home and still identifying as Christian, I get pretty annoyed with the Christian lobbies around the world who say gay marriage destroys the family and all that kind of rubbish. They claim to follow someone who always stood up for the oppressed and marginalised. — David Pocock

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. — Francis Bacon

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