Marriage Quotes

Marriage is the process by which two people make their relationship public, official, and permanent. It is the joining of two people in a bond that ultimately lasts until death.

Over the course of a relationship that can last as many as seven or eight decades, a lot happens. Personalities change, bodies age, and romantic love waxes and wanes. And no marriage is free of conflict but what enables a couple to endure it is how they handle that conflict.

From William Shakespeare to Albert Einstein and passing by Friedrich Nietzsche, many of famous people in different fields and over the ages have had a lot to say about marriage and marriage anniversaries. Here are the best marriage quotes. Like & share your favorite funny marriage quotes, and who knows… Maybe you’ll find your soulmate relating to these quotes about marriage.

Marriage Quotes

The Best Quotes about Marriage

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

Agatha Christie

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

Albert Einstein

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Anne Lamott

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.

Anne Taylor Fleming

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

Audrey Hepburn

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he’s not the man she married?

Barbra Streisand

There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.

C. JoyBell C.

You make me happier than I ever thought I could be and if you let me I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.

Chandler proposing to Monica on Friends

I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion.

Charlotte Brontë

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.

Charlotte Brontë

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.

Cher

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.

Criss Jami

As you get older, you’ve probably noticed that you tend to forget things. You’ll be talking with somebody at a party, and you’ll know that you know this person, but no matter how hard you try, you can’t remember his or her name. This can be very embarrassing, especially if he or she turns out to be your spouse.

Dave Barry

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

Dave Meure

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 not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

Dave Meurer

Love is not something you feel. It is something you do.

David Wilkerson

Blood of my Blood,” he whispered, “and bone of my bone. You carry me within ye, Claire, and ye canna leave me now, no matter what happens, You are mine, always, if ye will it or no, if ye want me or nay. Mine, and I wilna let ye go.

Diana Gabaldon

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.

Doug Larson

Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.

Elizabeth Gilbert

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

Elizabeth Gilbert

You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

I first learned the concept of non-violence in my marriage.

Gandhi

When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.

Goethe

Here’s something else to think about: calling when you say you’re going to is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. If he can’t lay this one stupid brick down, you ain’t never gonna have a house baby, and it’s cold outside.

Greg Behrendt

Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There’s no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.

Groucho Marx

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.

Henny Youngman

We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

Henny Youngman

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

Homer

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.

Howard, age 8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

I Corinthians 13: 4-8 (Bible)

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

I Corinthians 13:7

There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.

James Holt McGavran

An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.

Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen

Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.

Jane Austen

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

Jennifer Smith

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.

Joanne Woodward

You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.

Jodi Picoult

Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip.

John Lennon

As for his secret to staying married: ‘My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me.’

Jon BonJovi

Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.

Jonathan Franzen

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.

Joseph Barth

My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.

Joyce Brothers

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

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

Katharine Hepburn

Marriage can wait, education cannot.

Khaled Hosseini

This relationship is the vessel wherein is nurtured the life force of both individuals, whereby they create the future of the human race in body and thought.

L. Ron Hubbard

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

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

Leo Tolstoy

A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.

Lorrie Moore

Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

Mae West

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

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.

Mark Twain

Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths.  No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.

Mark Twain

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.

Martha Gellhorn

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

Martin Luther

I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.

Mary Ann Shaffer

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

Mignon McLoughlin

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

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That’s the reason one should never marry.

Oscar Wilde

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.

Oscar Wilde

And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.

P.G. Wodehouse

I love you more than I hate everything else.

Rainbow Rowell

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

Robert C Dodds

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.

Robert Frost

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

Robert Quillen

I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps.

Rocky

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

You come to love not by finding the right person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

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

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

Shannon L. Alder

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.

Sir Harold George Nicolson

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.

Socrates

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

Socrates

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.

Stephen Kendrick

When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.

Steve Maraboli

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!

T.D. Jakes

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Theodore Hesburgh

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that promise.

Thornton Wilder

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

Tom Mullen

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

Will Ferrell

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.

William Blake

Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.

William Blake

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.

William Shakespeare

In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.

Woody Allen

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

Zig Ziglar