80 Best Marriage Quotes to Help Strengthen Your Marriage

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“80 Marriage Quotes is a compilation of the best quotes about marriage. Whether you are looking for wedding quotes, love quotes, or just some relationship advice – there’s something here to help you out.”

I hope you enjoy these marriage quotes! I can guarantee that they will make your day a little brighter. They are some of the funniest and most witty things about marriage that I have ever seen, and it is always great to read new ones. So go ahead and scroll through these 80 Marriage Quotes!

“It’s always good to be prepared for any situation and these marriage quotes should help those who want some words of wisdom before they tie the knot.”

“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

“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”


“The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.”

Helen Mirren

“The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations.”

Elbert Hubbard

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

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Maggie Reyes

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

Dave Meurer

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

Winston Churchill

“In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Caroline Kennedy

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

Andre Maurois

“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.”

Pearl S. Buck

“Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.”

Sophia Bush

“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

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”

Audrey Hepburn

“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.”

Ogden Nash

“The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.”

Bruce Forsyth

“Marriage is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.”

Mae West

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”

Prince Philip

“Marriage is a great institution; but who wants to live in an institution?”

Groucho Marx

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.”

Barbara De Angelis

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Marriage is a gift from God to us; the quality of our marriages is a gift from us to Him.”

L. Whitney Clayton

“We were perfectly happy until we decided to live happily ever after.”

Carrie Bradshaw

“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”

Agatha Christie

“May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.”


“A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.”

Michel de Montaigne

“A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.”

Zsa Zsa Gabor

“A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”

Ruth Bell Graham

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

Zig Ziglar

“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.”

Harville Hendrix

“Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.”

Susan B. Anthony

“In other relationships, people are different entities but in marriage, the couple is considered as one. This is what makes marriage a different kind of bond.”

Mark McGrann

“Marriage is like watching the colour of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.”

Fawn Weaver

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last—more than passion or even sex. But those threads should never become chains.”

Simone Signoret

“A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.”

Fawn Weaver

“A good marriage is a contest of generosity.”

Diane Sawyer

“Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.”

Joyce Brothers

“Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married.”

E. Stanley Jones

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

Franz Schubert

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

Martin Luther

“Your marriage is a glorious bond but don’t take it as an easy task. It is meant to be worked upon similar to all of your other relationships.”

Raymond Eido

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

Benjamin Franklin

“Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment.”

Karen Gordon

“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.”

Tom Mullen

“Simply put, a marriage is not a marriage without the existence of two individuals who promised to love each other.”

Jessica Gardner

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

Dr James Dobson

“Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.”

Samuel Richardson

“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

“Your marriage vows are most important in those moments when they are most difficult to keep.”

Dave Willis

“There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.”

Oscar Wilde

“Marriage is not 50-50. Divorce is 50-50. Marriage has to be 100-100. It isn’t dividing everything in half but giving everything you’ve got!”

Dave Willis

“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

“A strong marriage rarely has two people strong at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moment the other is weak.”

Ashley Willis

“God, the best maker of all marriages, Combine your hearts into one.”

William Shakespeare

“Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.”

Edwin Louis Cole

“Your marriage will not be defined by the size of your struggles, but by the size of your commitment to overcome the struggles together.”

Dave Willis

“Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Scripture says, in all labour there is profit and nowhere is this more true than in the marriage relationship.”

Wayne Mack

“Marriage is another momentous life change. Choose right, and it might be the most positive decision you ever make.”

Patrick Foley

“The man who puts into marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.”

Ronald Reagan

“Marriage is a form of discipline involving two people committing to a certain lifestyle and set of boundaries.”

David Khalil

“They should face life challenges together, make decisions together and always act as one, because this is what the relationship makes them.”

Mark McGrann

“In other relationships, people are different entities; but in marriage, the couple is considered as one. This is what makes marriage a different kind of bond.”

Mark McGrann

“Who we marry is one of the most important decisions in life. One that will influence the level of happiness, growth, and success, like no other choice.”

Nathan Workman

“The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations.”

Elbert Hubbard

“I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.”

Julia Roberts

“Then if marriage is not a contract, what is it? It is an unconditional commitment into which a man and woman enter for life.”

H. Norman Wright

“When two people become one flesh by way of marriage, it is not only their hearts that are united, but their minds and souls as well.”

Julie Donner Andersen

“From the first, the Bible makes clear that marriage is a calling from God to care for, bless, and serve another.”

Adam Hamilton

“No matter what the two of you have to face, it is possible to get through it together as long as you both have confidence in the marriage and in one another.”

Tyler Green

“The person you choose to marry will have a great influence in your life and in the decisions you make from the point of marriage onwards.”

Peter Cain

“Your marriage is a glorious bond but don’t take it as an easy task. It is meant to be worked upon, similar to all of your other relationships.”

Raymond Eido

“If husbands spent their time and attention on demonstrating love to their wives, and wives focused their energy on showing respect for their husbands, imagine how different the world would be today.”

Greg Laurie

“Healthy relationships of all kinds are usually composed of honesty, trust, and respect.”

Ace McCloud

“Marriage is an exciting and eventful type of transition. Going from an independent individual to being responsible for someone else’s needs, wants, and wishes requires an enormous paradigm shift in thinking.”

Robert Mitchell

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