Marriage Quotes

These inspirational marriage quotes will help you build a happier marriage, provide an motivational lift or to get through some tough times. Many of our Soul Mate Community members have shared some of their favorite quotes about marriage, love and family. We hope you enjoy these enlightening quotes.

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“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


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

Oscar Wilde


“I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.”

George Eliot


“I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other and. . . to understand – is to love.”

William Butler Yeats


“It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.”

George Elliott


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

Leo Tolstoy


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

Zig Ziglar

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We think the Marriage Quote below is the key to a long-term, successful marriage:

“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”

Barnett Brickner


“The development of a really good marriage is not a natural process.  It is an achievement.”

David and Vera Mace


“Marriages are made in heaven. But, then again, so are thunder, lightning, tornadoes and hail.”



‎”Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.”



“Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind.”



‎”To love someone is not just a strong feeling – it is a decision, commitment, and promise.”

Kirk VanOoteghem


‎”A marriage is only has strong as what it costs to protect it.”

Cloud & Townsend

Some of our favorite Marriage Quotes:

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

Simone Signoret


‎”Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”

C. S. Lewis


‎”If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a lot of overlapping.”

Mignon McLaughlin


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



“Never think in terms of ‘your problems’ or ‘my problems’. When you are in a loving relationship, all problems should be considered ‘our problems’.”

Kirk VanOoteghem


‎”Anger cannot rest in the bosom where love reigns.”

Matthew Henry


“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”

Paul Sweeney


“They do not love that do not show their love.”



‎”Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”

Barnett Brickner


“There is not a particle of selfishness in true love.”

Albert Barnes


‎”If you want to be loved, be lovable.”


Here are more of our favorite Marriage Quotes:

‎”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 in again.”

Judith Viorst


‎”Love can only exist where freedom and responsibility are operating.”

Henry Cloud


‎”We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It’s called love.”

Gene Perret


“The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.”

Mignon McLauglin


“Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.”

Michele Weiner-Davis


“Common courtesy plays a big role in happy marriages. People who are permanently married are polite to one another. They don’t want to hurt one another’s feelings, and they don’t try to make the other one feel humiliated. People who are married for life are extremely kind to one another.”

Frank Pittman


“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”

George Eliot


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“To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.”

Diane Sollee


“Be presidents of each other’s fan clubs.”

Tony Heath


“You win or the relationship wins.”

Terry Hargrave


“The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.”

Alexandra Penney


“The best proof of love is trust.”

Joyce Brothers

Here are more of our favorite Marriage Quotes:

“Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship. By this I mean a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company.”

John Gottman


“The grass is greener….when it’s watered.”



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

Joseph Barth


“The first duty of love is to listen.”

Paul Tillich


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

Friedrich Nietzsche


“The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but in the ability of both partners to adjust to the real person they inevitably realize they married.”

John Fischer


“Love is no assignment for cowards.”



“Motto for the bride and groom: We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.”

Phyllis Koss

Even more of our favorite Marriage Quotes:

“For a marriage to have any chance, every day at least six things should go unsaid.”



“A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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

Dave Meurer


“Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.”

Lao Tzu


“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”

Michael Leunig


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

Robert C. Dodds


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

Ruth Bell Graham


“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

Barbara Johnson

We hope you enjoyed these Marriage Quotes.  Sometimes it is fun to read or share some of these marriage quotes with your spouse on a date night or other special occasion. Please check back on regular basis because we are always adding new marriage quotes.  We would love for you to share some of your favorite marriage quotes too. Please share your quotes below.

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