100 Best Marriage Quotes Of All Time

100 Best Marriage Quotes Of All Time

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“Happily ever after” is every couple’s dream. However, marriage is a commitment beyond love, and like any other relationship, it goes through different challenges. For this reason, there are different ways to make marriages work. A great example is reading marriage quotes for some extra inspiration.

Marriage quotes come in different categories. So, whether you are looking for happy marriage quotes, funny quotes about marriage, or anything in between, you’ll find these and more at TurtleQuote.com.  These quotes will give you a different perspective on marriage. As a result, you will develop the much-needed patience, tolerance, understanding and a little bit of humour throughout your marriage life.

Happy Marriage Quotes

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

Franz Schubert

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

Mark Twain

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

Tom Mullen

“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

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

Leo Tolstoy

“Marriage is about love, but it is not first and foremost about love. First and foremost, marriage is about continuity and transmission.”

Meir Soloveichik

“Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriage is our gift back to him.”

L. Whitney Clayton

“Your marriage is never defined by the size of the struggles you face. It is always defined by the commitment towards each other amidst those struggles.”


“Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.”


“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgives.”

“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 back in love again.”

Judith Viorst

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

Jennifer Smith

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

Karen Gordon

“A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.”

Fawn Weaver

“A perfect happy marriage is simply two imperfect people loving each other and refusing to give up on each other no matter what.”


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

Anne Lamott

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

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Martin Luther

“When a marriage works, nothing on Earth can take its place.”

Helen Gahagan Douglas

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

“If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.”

Michel de Montaigne

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

Jessica Gardner

Funny Marriage Quotes

“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

“When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that’s a few steps ahead is the one that’s mad.”

Helen Rowland

“Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.”

Will Ferrell

“Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.”

Megan Mullally

“I married for love, but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored.”

Cameron Esposito

“Because I always say, if you’re married for 50 years, and 10 of them are horrible, you’re doing really good!”

Michelle Obama

“After about 15 years I finally figured out that she’s always right. So surprisingly we just stopped fighting after that.”

Barack Obama

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.”

“The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.”

Anne Bancroft

“Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy.”

Goldie Hawn

“Husband secretly lowers the thermostat and I secretly turn it back on. We both vehemently deny touching it. Marriage is fun.”

Stephanie Ortiz

“You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time… Husband!”

Bill Maher

“Make sure you have date night even if it’s once in a blue moon because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep.”

Chris Hemsworth

“After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.”

Mel Gibson

“Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life.”


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

Joyce Brothers

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

Winston Churchill

“We were married for better or worse. I couldn’t have done better and she couldn’t have done worse.”

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

Agatha Christie

“Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.”

George Bernard Shaw

Marriage Advice Quotes

“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

“Marriage stands the test of times when both you and your spouse work towards making things better. And we are tested the most when we face adversities. If you can sail through the adversities as one, as a team, then you have won half the battle.”


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

Susan B. Anthony

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Fawn Weaver

“Marriage is like music. Both are playing different instruments but as long as they’re playing from the same sheet, they can create something beautiful.”


“Laughter is the best medicine. Choose the person that will be your “doctor” for life.”


“To keep your marriage brimming, whenever you are wrong to admit it, and whenever you’re right shut up.”

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

Dave Meurer

“A great marriage is a contest of generosity.”

Diane Sawyer

“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

“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

“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

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.”

Katharine Hepburn

“A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.”

Jessica Simpson

“Holding hands is a promise to one another that, for just a moment, the two of you don’t have to face the world alone.”


“Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, the not-so-glamorous moments. And thank God through it all.”

Meghan Matt

“Let the wife make her husband glad to come home and let him make her sorry to see him leave.”

Husband and Wife Quotes

“A happy marriage is about three things: memories of togetherness, the forgiveness of mistakes and a promise to never give up on each other.”

Surabi Surendra

“I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps…Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”

Sylvester Stallone

“Husband and wife relationships are like the relationship of Tom and Jerry. Though they are teasing and fighting, but can’t live without each other.”


“Husbands, love your wives well! Your children are noticing how you treat her. You are teaching your sons how they should treat women, and you are teaching your daughters what they should expect from men.”

Dave Willis

“A good husband makes a good wife.”


“Any home can be a castle when the king and queen are in love.”


“As husband and wife, we will fight, we will argue, we will disagree, and we will even shed some tears, but we will also fight through each of those moments with love.”


“A husband and a wife see each other at their worst and choose to love each other anyway.”


“A good husband wipes her tears, but a great husband listens to the story of why she’s crying.”


“Don’t ever stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.”

“Who makes me feel more home than my house? My spouse.”


“A husband and wife may disagree on many things but they must absolutely agree on this: to never, ever give up.”


“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”

Roy Croft

“There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.”


“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

Fitzwilliam Darcy

“Don’t ever stop holding my hand. With you by my side I know that we can make it through anything that comes our way.”


“One of the nicest things you can say to your spouse, “If I had it to do over again, I’d choose you. Again.”


Marriage Inspiration Quotes

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

Nicholas Sparks

“The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls.”

Bruce Forsyth

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

“Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.”

Boris Pasternak

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Maya Angelou

“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

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

Bruce Lee

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

Robert Browning

Marriage Sayings

“Never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you cannot live without.”


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


“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.”

Henny Youngman

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to be loved by the person you love is everything.”

“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”

Robert C. Dodds

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


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

Fawn Weaver

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

E. Stanley Jones

“Love insists the loved loves back.”

Dante Alighieri

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”

Swedish proverb

“If you want an extraordinary marriage, you will have to choose it!”

Justin Davis

“The heart of marriage is memories.”

Bill Cosby

“Love is a four-letter word spelled T-I-M-E.”


“Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.”

These quotes about marriage prove that it takes a great deal of patience, tolerance and understanding to have a great marriage. If you are planning to get married anytime soon or in the future, we hope these quotes will inspire your new life as a husband or wife. Also, if you plan to travel with or without your partner, these 50 Engagement Quotes For The Love Of Your Life will come in handy.

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