Marriage Quotes

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

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. -Barnett R. Brickner

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

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

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

It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. -Benjamin Disraeli

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

One should never know too precisely whom one has married. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. -James C. Dobson

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

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. -William Lyon Phelps

A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. -African Proverb

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

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. -William Penn

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

Marriage is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important. -Lisa Hoffman

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place. -Helen Gahagan Douglas

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

He that takes a wife, takes care. -Benjamin Franklin

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

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

The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes. -Amy Grant
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  1. We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It’s called love. -Gene Perret
    Hello Shawn,

    Thank you for the great quotes, here are some of my favourites.

    Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. -William Penn

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

    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

    My thoughts on marriage:

    I believe the true meaning of marriage is love. By love I mean not what we feel but what we do. Love as a feeling is very flimsy. An up and down roller coaster. Love is an action! In order for it to become the ultimate force and for us to rediscover the true meaning of marriage, love has to be unconditional. When you love someone you do, not feel. When you do it, it is unconditional. You are not looking for acceptance or validation. You are giving of yourself to another not because of them but because of your values. This is the true meaning of marriage. A death to ones self so that another may live and benefit from your sacrifice.

    Marriage is not an easy road to walk. It is the most rewarding road however. An old Buddhist saying goes like this, ‘I want peace’. If you take your ego (I) and your desires (want) out of the equation i.e. the self, you will have only peace left. The true meaning of marriage is expressing love unconditionally to another. It is an unstoppable force that can endure anything. How do you find it? Within yourself. You have to draw strength from you. Neither seeking validation nor acceptance. Just seeking the opportunity to show love.

    This may be a little old fashion for some, but I have to ask, all these modern ideas about marriage how to they compare, has marriage improved?

    Take care always….

    • Again…amazing thoughts you’ve shared here, Lee. I’ve learned a lot from posting these quotes today and from your comments and it makes me resolve to be a better husband! I just had my (our) 14th anniversary last month. While it hasn’t always been easy, I never ever considered any other choice but staying together forever. (failure isn’t an option) Ever get the impression that some people throw in the towel too soon? Hmmm…they should read this page first!

  2. Of all the quotes I have read, these marriage quotes really pull me in! Coming up on 25 yrs of marriage and have came from parents and grandparents of divorce…..it is well worth it!! My Gosh….there is a big picture here..

    Naomi

  3. Hey dude,
    You r great
    i loved this quotes.

    i am becoming fan of your quotes.

    Regards
    Cool man
    Cheers

  4. Hey Guys!

    Nice quotes here about marriage…i appreciate it but i just can’t relate ;-)but thanks Shawn at least you give me a nice idea of what to do once i get there…but i like this one below

    A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. -African Proverb

    hmmm…just thinking ‘when can i become a FLOWER with someones VASE?” HAHAHA! gee! what a thought!

    Have a nice day everybody…SMILE!

  5. 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.
    is just amazing….
    One should never know too precisely whom one has married…..awesome

  6. Hi Shawn B.
    You have always a magnificent qoute that gives me the energy ,the strenght, the boost that i needed most when i feel down and wary.Your “thought of the day” has always been my inspiration for the last a couple of months now and i dont just read it i simply apply it to my daily routine of my life..hope you never get tired of sending me on my email.

  7. Thanks for sharing these great quotes on marriage. Please feel free to check on some African proverbs I posted today on love and marriage Incidentally, I included the proverb you shared here about the man without a wife being like a vase without flowers. Food for thought, indeed.

    Blessings and happiness,

    Yvonne

  8. Great quotes! I do have to take exception to Amy Grant’s, though, considering she cheated on her husband with Vince Gill, who was also married at the time. She certainly showed how much she invested and valued marriage.

    • Ha, ha! Very good point, Julie. I always remember seeing all the hoopla in the media over that Grant-Gill issue. I guess it’s good that at least they’re still together. 🙂 But definitely, that’s a strange quotation considering the circumstances.

  9. I have been married 30 years and your thoughts on marriage are right on! Especially your quote “When you love someone you do, not feel. When you do it, it is unconditional.” 🙂

    • Oh, that part you quoted came from your fellow subscriber, Lee. As you can tell, she is very thoughtful and sharing. I love her!