Marriage is finding someone to love, and deciding you want that love treasured and honored forever. It is choosing to commit yourself to that one person who sees you, understands you, and roots for you no matter what.
As one would expect, marriage is also not without troubles and complications. It’s hard to keep it constantly smooth-sailing, but what makes it stronger is you and your significant other’s commitment to weather the storm – together.
When you’re married, you have a friend, a partner, and a sweetheart. Best of all, you have someone to drive you insane. So cheers to a lifetime of love, friendship, and squabbles over toothpaste, thermostat, television volume, and so much more.
These 30 touching and light-hearted marriage quotes can inspire you if you’re working on your marriage vows, writing a wedding toast, or simply wanting to remind your spouse of your imperfect yet beautiful journey together.
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money virtue before beauty, the mind before the body, then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self. – William Penn
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
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
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. – Dave Meurer
Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by. – F. Burton Howard
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. – James Dobson
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset. – Ann Landers
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
In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer. – H. Norman Wright
If I get married, I want to be very married. – Audrey Hepburn
Marriage does not guarantee you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship and faith in your relationship to make it last.
Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til” death do us part is the length. – Fawn Weaver
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. – Winston Churchill
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. – Amy Grant
But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall. – Anna Benson
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. – Franz Schubert
Happiness is only real when shared. – Jon Krakauer
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. – Frederick Keonig
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. – Mark Twain
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. – John Lennon
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
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. – André Maurois
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. – Robert Quillen
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
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
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. – Zig Ziglar
Rules for a happy marriage: 1. Never both be angry at the same time. 2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire. 3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your spouse. 4. If you have to criticize, do it lovingly. 5. Never bring up mistakes from the past. 6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other. 7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled. 8. At least once a day say a kind word or pay a compliment to your partner. 9. When you have done something wrong, admit it and ask for forgiveness. 10. It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is usually the one who does the most talking.
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