Best Quotes on Marriage

Whether you're looking for quotes on marriage for yourself, for a wedding card, or just for a laugh, here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Quotes on Marriage # 1-10:

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

"The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly."
-Peter De Vries

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

"You don't marry someone you can live with; you marry the person who you cannot live without."
-anonymous quote

"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."
-Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

"Car manufacturer's formula for a successful marriage: Stick to one model!"
-anonymous quote

"Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work."
-anonymous quote

"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

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."
-Phyllis Diller

"When you're going through hell, keep going."
-Winston Churchill

Quotes on Marriage # 11-20

"A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries."
-anonymous quote

"Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner."
-Amy Bloom

"You don't need to be on the same wavelength to succeed in marriage. You just need to be able to ride each other's waves."
-Toni Sciarra Poynter

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."
-Rita Rudner

"To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth - for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule."
-anonymous quote

"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

"My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she said."
-anonymous quote

"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short."
-Andre Maurois

“The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.”
-Oscar Wilde

“Remember that a successful marriage depends on two things: (1) finding the right person and (2) being the right person.”
-anonymous quote

Quotes on Marriage # 21-25

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."
-Benjamin Franklin

"I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other's gaps."

"The middle years of marriage are the most crucial. In the early years, spouses want each other and in late years, they need each other."
-Rebecca Tilly

"What you are as a single person, you will be as a married person, only to a greater degree. Any negative character trait will be intensified in a marriage relationship, because you will feel free to let your guard down -- that person has committed himself to you and you no longer have to worry about scaring him off."
-Josh McDowell (The Secret of Loving)

"Finally, preliminary research shows that marriage education workshops can make a real difference in helping married couples stay together and in encouraging unmarried couples who are living together to form a more lasting bond. Expanding access to such services to low income couples, perhaps in concert with job training and placement, medical coverage, and other services already available, should be something everybody can agree on..."
-Barack Obama, (The Audacity of Hope, 2006, p.334)

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