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101 Inspirational Quotes about Marriage

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“Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.” – Herman H. Kieva

“Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.” – H. Dean Rutherford (in a letter to his wife on their 59th wedding anniversary)

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” – Maggie Reyes

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith

“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

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork, a mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” – Unknown

“Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” – Unknown

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” – Fawn Weaver

“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” – Richard Needham

“When I get married, I want to be very married.” – Audrey Hepburn

“The most successful marriages are those where both husband and wife seek to build the self-esteem of the other.” – Unknown

“Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.”- Sydney Smith

“The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning but rather as love grows and develops over time.”- Fawn Weaver

“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”- Robert. C. Dodds

“It is not lack of love but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Marriage – the roots are deep, the covenant is solid, love is sweet, life is hard, and God is good.” – Unknown

“Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.” — Unknown

“Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.” – Frank Pittman

“When we got married, I told my wife ‘If you leave me, I’m going with you.’ And she never did.” — James Fineous McBride

“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.” — Unknown

“To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.” — Ogden Nash

“Best friends for life, husband and wife.” – Unknown

“What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” — Tad Carpenter

“After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6 degrees of marriage.” — Mignon McLaughlin

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

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” — Fred Rogers

“I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

“You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life.” — Julia Child

“After seven years of marriage, I am sure of two things: First, never wallpaper together and second, you’ll need two bathrooms … both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in.” — Dennis Miller

“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret- Henny Youngman

“Marriage cannot thrive on the leftover attention. It has to get the best effort!” – Unknown

“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.” – Oscar Wilde

“Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.” – Pope John Paul II

“Marriage, at its core, is all about respect for the other person – and respect goes both ways.” – Dr. Kevin Leman

“You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.” – Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)

“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” – Fawn Weaver

“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.” – Unknown

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

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

“Your marriage will not be defined by the size of your struggles, but by the size of your commitment towards your struggles.” – Unknown

“A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other the guardian of his solitude, and shows him this confidence, the greatest in his power to bestow.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“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, Anna Karenina

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.”-Imogene Stubbs

“It was unaccountable not to be obliged to go out to see her, not to have any occasion to be tormenting myself about her, not to have to write to her, not to be scheming and devising opportunities of being alone with her. Sometimes, of an evening, when I looked up from my writing, and saw her seated opposite, I would lean back in my chair, and think how queer it was that there we were, alone together as a matter of course — nobody’s business any more — all the romance of our engagement put away on a shelf, to rust — no one to please but one another—one another to please, for life.” — Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

“Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.”- Robert Browning

“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

“You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.”- Unknown

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”- Dr Seuss

“So, it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me… every day.”- Nicholas Sparks

“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.”- Angelita Lim

“I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.”- Steve Maraboli

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”- John Joseph Powell

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences and penetrates walls to arrive at a destination full of hope.”- Maya Angelou

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”- Nicholas Sparks

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

“As we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change… I will always keep falling in love with you.”- Karen Clodfelder

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

“The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.” — Jeffrey Eugenides

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

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

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.” – Unknown

“Health is the first wealth, the second one is the happy marriage.” – Unknown

“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

“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

“A good husband makes a good wife.” – John Florio

“The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.” – Sir Harold George Nicolson
“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threaded, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signoret

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois

“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

“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 be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.” – Darlene Schacht

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength 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

“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, The Lathe of Heaven

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.

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

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith

“I first learned the concept of non-violence in my marriage.” – Gandhi

“My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.” – Joyce Brothers

“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.” – Sam Levenson

“Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society’s map. What others don’t know about it is what makes it yours.”—Stephen King, Bag of Bones

“A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.” ― Anne Lamott

“Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

The most important words for a successful marriage: I’ll do the dishes- Unknown
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”-Antoine de Saint Exupery

“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

“Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.”- Alphone Karr

“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

“After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.”- Hermant Joshi

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”- Zig Ziglar

“A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.”- Anne Taylor Fleming

“A good marriage is a contest of generosity.”-Diane Sawyer

“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

“Marriage isn’t supposed to make you happy and satisfied. It’s your job to make your marriage happy and satisfying.”- Diane Sollee

“Marriage is more than finding the right person. It is being the right person.”- Unknown

“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

“Marriage is something you create every day. Marriage will not erase your debt, make your cranky family member nicer, or get you a raise. Things work out because we work at them. Period.”- Maggie Reyes