Inspirational Marriage Quotes & Sayings

Marriage Quotes

Enjoy these inspirational wedding anniversary and marriage quotes. These are perfect for cards, love letters, wedding gift cards or to engrave on a gift.

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. –Gene Perret

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. –Paul Sweeney

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place. –Helen Gahagan

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love. They blossom when we love the one we married. –Sam Levenson

Any fool can have a trophy wife. It takes a real man to have a trophy marriage. –Diane Sollee (And vice versa!)

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow. –Erma Bombeck

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. –Amy Bloom

25th anniversary quote: 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

One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world. –Hans Margolius

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. –Winnie the Pooh

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee. –Anne Bradstreet

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat. –Joanne Woodward

Husbands are like fires. They go out if unattended. –Zsa Zsa Gabor (And vice versa!)

When Billy Graham was asked his secret of love, being married fifty-four years to the same person, he said, "Ruth and I are happily incompatible." –Billy Graham

Love is not a matter of counting the years, it's a matter of making the years count. –William Smith

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. –John Wilmont

My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she said. –Anonymous

It's easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for years? –Anonymous

When two people are at one in their inmost hearts,
They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts,
Their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids. –I-Ching

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last, more than passion or even sex. –Simone Signoret

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. –Barnett R. Brickner

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming: 1) Whenever you're wrong, admit it. 2) Whenever you're right, shut up. –Patrick Murra

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. –Anonymous

If we treat our wife as a thoroughbred, we will never end up with a nag. –Anonymous

One advantage of marriage is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. –Judith Viorst

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. –Andre Maurois

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

Marriage is like vitamins: we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements. –Anonymous

Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first. –Billy Sunday

Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be.
The last of life, for which the first is made. –Robert Browning

What counts in making a happy marriage is not how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. –George Levinger

Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness. –Langdon Mitchell

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

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason—and indeed all the sweets of life. –Joseph Addison

A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries. –Anonymous

Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. –Chinese Proverb

I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other. And to understand is to love. –William Butler Yeats

For a marriage to have any chance, every day at least six things should go unsaid. –Anonymous