30 Quotes About Love and Marriage

A bride and groom in an old library.

When it comes to the subjects of love, relationships, and marriage, sometimes it’s hard to put the right words together. Thankfully, over time there have been many great things said already that are motivational, inspirational, or simply touching.

Aside from being a relaxing or emotional read, quotes can also be great additions to your wedding speech or your marriage vows. And even if you don’t find the right one to describe exactly how you feel, perhaps some of these will inspire you to come up with brilliant prose of your own.

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

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

“Marriage is a partnership, not a democracy.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill

“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

“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, The Love Dare

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

“A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.” – Brendan Behan

“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

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

A young married man and woman sitting on the dock of a lake.

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

“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

“Think not because you are now wed, that all your courtship’s at an end.” – Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.” – Unknown

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

“What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” – Tad Carpenter

“In Italy, they say rain on your wedding day is symbolic of fresh beginnings, cleansing, a pure marriage, and also a wet knot that can’t be untied.” – Whitney, Wolfe Herd

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman’s Odyssey

“If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.” – Michel de Montaigne

A young man proposing marriage to a woman who's smiling and laughing.

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

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half-shut afterwards.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.” – Oscar Wilde

“When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is.” – Gisele Bundchen

“Find a woman who makes you feel more alive. She won’t make life perfect but she’ll make it infinitely more interesting. And then love her with all that’s in you.” – Gayle G. Roper, Shadows on the Sand

“Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.” – Unknown

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

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