143 Successful Marriage Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of successful marriage quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what makes a successful marriage.

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The Most Famous Successful Marriage Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. — Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

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

The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. — Harold Nicolson

The secret to a happy marriage? Do whatever your wife tells you. 'Yes, dear.' And breathe. — Denzel Washington

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. — Rita Rudner

A successful marriage requires commitment to teamwork. — Gad Saad

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end. — Catherine Zeta-Jones

Success in marriage is more than finding the right person: it is being the right person. — Robert Browning

Short Successful Marriage Quotes

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  • A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. — Andre Maurois
  • It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. — Herbert Samuel
  • The three ingredients of a successful union between two ... humor, commitment & undying love. — Bill Cosby
  • To have a successful marriage, a man must, on a fundamental level be scared shitless of his wife. — Dustin Hoffman
  • You can't handle the truth! — Jack Nicholson
  • At the top of the list of what makes a successful marriage, is a sense of humor. — Deborah Kerr
  • The truest mark of your success in life will be the quality of your marriage — Gordon B. Hinckley
  • If at first you don't succeed, redefine success. — George Carlin
  • A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement. — Ann Landers
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor got married as a one-off, and it was so successful she turned it into a series. — Bob Hope

Successful Marriage Image Quotes

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Successful marriage quote by Colin Chapman

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

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Successful Love Marriage Quotes

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I think marriage is dangerous. The idea of two people trying to possess each other is wrong. I don't think the flare of love lasts. Your mind rather than your emotions must answer for the success of matrimony. It must be friendship - a calm companionship which can last through the years. — Carole Lombard

Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good. Righteous love is the foundation of a successful marriage. — Richard G. Scott

May you always be each other's best friend, May your mutual love continue to be so May your successful marriage continue to thrive May love flourish, prosper, bloom and grow — John Walter Bratton

Successful marriage quote Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last. — Andrew Sullivan

I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing. — Bonnie Tyler

Success in marriage depends on being able, when you get over being in love, to really love....You never know anyone until you marry them. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Making love to your wife is like shooting at sitting ducks. — Groucho Marx

The quality of love and the duration of a relationship are in direct proportion to the depth of the commitment by both people to making the relationship successful. Commit yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally to the most important people in your life. — Brian Tracy

Good Marriage Quotes

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A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

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

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

A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal. — Anne Lamott

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. — Kai Knudsen

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

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

The mark of a good marriage is when only one of you goes crazy at a time! — Heinz Kohut

In a good relationship, people get angry, but in a very different way. The Marriage Masters see a problem a bit like a soccer ball. They kick it around. It's 'our' problem. — John M. Gottman

Strong Marriage Quotes

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A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on those days when they struggle to like each other. — Dave Willis

Love does not come to those who seek it, but to those who give love. It is a binding force between souls who have nothing to give but themselves to one another. — Harold Klemp

Marriage is like a well-built porch. If one of the two posts leans too much, the porch collapses. So each must be strong enough to stand on its own. — Deb Caletti

A strong marriage requires loving your spouse even in those moments when they aren't being lovable; it means believing in them even when they struggle to believe in themselves. — Dave Willis

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

I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership. — Carson Daly

It takes something to get married: nerve, hope, a strong desire to make a certain statement - and it takes something to stay married: more hope, determination, a sense of humor, and needs that are best met by being in a pair. — Amy Bloom

Marriage has the power to set the course of your life as a whole. If your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble and weakness, it won't matter. You will be able to move out into the world in strength. — Timothy Keller

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. — Boris Pasternak

Whoever invented marriage was an ingenious tormentor. It is an institution committed to the dulling of the feelings. The whole point of marriage is repetition. The best it aims for is the creation of strong, mutual dependencies. — Susan Sontag

Healthy Marriage Quotes

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I feel that we can't educate children who are not healthy, and we can't keep them healthy if they're not educated. There has to be a marriage between health and education. You can't learn if your mind is full of unhealthy images from daily life and confusion about right and wrong. — Joycelyn Elders

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. — Louise Hay

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

It was not a healthy marriage for long time. It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis's relationship could not sustain. — Meg Ryan

Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly. — Imogen Stubbs

Feel no guilt. Getting married and giving birth does not mean that you have sold your life away to perfectly healthy people who can get their own damn socks. — Jennifer Crusie

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

A good marriage is not one where perfection reigns: it is a relationship where a healthy perspective overlooks a multitude of "unresolvables." — James Dobson

The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion. — Benjamin Franklin

Successful Relationship Quotes

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If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success. — Will Smith

Man up and settle down. The sooner a man can gain control, identify his wife, and be faithful to her, the more successful, and happy you will be in life. Being with one woman in a faithful relationship will cause you to be the happiest version of yourself. — Tony Gaskins

You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I'll build the business right back again. — Henry Ford

Surround yourself with those who won’t compete but will revel in your success and see your ascent as a reflection of their own possibilities. — Sayings

You should surround yourself with people that believe in you, in life, and in business. — Bill Ackman

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. — T. K. V. Desikachar

The ability to network successfully can be one of the greatest assets in business. — Lewis Howes

Instant gratification is the kiss of death. That mindset hurts anything it touches. Business, health, politics, friendship, relationship, finances. It attracts short-term thinkers and is turned off by long-term thinkers. Don't fall for this trap. — Patrick Bet-David

Success has many friends — Greek Proverbs

If you learn how to learn, it’s the ultimate meta skill and I believe you can learn how to be healthy, you can learn how to be fit, you can learn how to be happy, you can learn how to have good relationships, you can learn how to be successful. — Naval Ravikant

Happy Marriage Quotes

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Wonderful Marriage Quotes

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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

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Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? — Groucho Marx

For you wake one day, look around and say, somebody wonderful married me. — Fred Ebb

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples. — Neil Simon

A career is a wonderful thing, but you can't snuggle up to it at night. — Marilyn Monroe

'If You Could Read My Mind' was written during the collapse of my marriage. It's a great song. No one has any gripes about it. I wondered what my wife and daughter might think. My daughter is the one who got me to correct 'The feelings that you lacked' to 'The feelings that we lacked'. — Gordon Lightfoot

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. — Billy Connolly

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit. — Donald Johanson

My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can't commit myself for such a long time. — Kim Wilde

Elections are a good deal like marriages. There's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials. — Will Rogers

Marriage Life 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

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

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

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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

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(Was he talking about a polar expedition, or marriage?) -Jorge Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. — Ernest Shackleton

giving the utmost of herself to three absorbing interests [marriage, motherhood, career] ... was a problem for a superwoman, and a job for a superwoman, and only some such fabled being could have accomplished it with success. — Storm Jameson

If I seek to fulfill my own needs at the expense of my partner, we are sure to experience unhappiness, resentment, and conflict. The secret of forming a successful relationship is for both partners to win. — John Gray

If I look at blood work of a client, I can tell what kind of probability they will have for success in their career, the probability they will have a successful marriage or successful relationship. I can see how passionate they are, whether or not they experience emotions like elation, passion, exuberance, joy, happiness. — Gary Brecka

Excellence does not come easily or quickly-- an excellent education does not, a successful mission does not, a strong, loving marriage does not, rewarding personal relationships do not. It is simply a truism that nothing very valuable can come without significant sacrifice, effort, and patience on our part. — Jeffrey R. Holland

A lot of success in life and business comes from knowing what you want to avoid: early death, a bad marriage, etc. — Charlie Munger

Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that the successful marriage depends on two things: (1) finding the right person and (2) being the right person. — Carrie Snow

Soul mates' are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price. — Spencer W. Kimball

For the sake of your marriage, get a king-size bed. And if you really want to stay married, get two. — Ray Romano

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success. — J. Paul Getty

A successful marriage is a decision. You decide whether it's going to work, and then you turn around and you've been married 45 years. — Nancy Pelosi

I think my mother became the muse because she had everything when she was in Hollywood: she had the marriage, the success, the money, all the films she wanted to do and yet even her, she had a longing and wanted to work with a film that had meaning, something more profound. And I think that was very touching to father. — Isabella Rossellini

The key to a successful marriage is accepting that you're not going to change the other person. And the words "Yes, dear. Whatever you want. — Patrick Dempsey

I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage. — Bob Newhart

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else. — William Lyon Phelps

What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well; laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had. — Bessie Anderson Stanley

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. — Harlan Miller

When women are at the height of their beauty power and exercise it, we call it marriage. When men are at the height of their success power and exercise it, we call it a mid-life crisis. — Warren Farrell

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. — Harland Miller

Everyone saw me on TV or read articles, and it was all about my great marriage, the white picket fence, all this success and my perfect life. But behind the scenes, it was a struggle. — Lindsey Vonn

It is as hard to get a man to stay at home after you've married him as it was to get him to go home before you married him. — Helen Rowland

If I write a book where all I've ever experienced is success, people won't take a positive lesson from it. In being candid, I have to own up to my own failures, both in my marriage and in my work environment. — Sonia Sotomayor

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