Over 50 Marriage love quotes and sayings
They could make great wordings for personalization on Wedding Favors or they could inspire you to come out with your own love quotes on marriage. You can also send flower online and add one of these love sayings to really show your loved one how much you care. May you fall in love many times, always with the same person.
1. Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
2. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.
3. Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
4. To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
5. Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he’ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.
A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.
Marriage is the operation by which a woman’s vanity and a man’s egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
6. When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one.
The Chinese image of the Tao, with the dark and light interacting – that’s the relationship of yang and yin, male and female, which is what marriage is. And that’s what you have become when you have married. You’re no longer this one alone; your identity is in a relationship.
7. What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
8. When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different.
9. A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
10. The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.
11. Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
12. I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
13. A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
In a husband there is only a man; in a married woman there is a man, a father, and mother, and a woman.
Marriage must fight constantly against a monster which devours everything: routine.
14. The problem of unmet expectations in marriage is primarily a problem of stereotyping. Each and every human being on this planet is a unique person. Since marriage is inevitably a relationship between two unique people, no one marriage is going to be exactly like any other. Yet we tend to wed with explicit visions of what a “good” marriage ought to be like. Then we suffer enormously from trying to force the relationship to fit the stereotype and from the neurotic guilt and anger we experience when we fail to pull it off.
15. 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.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.
16. The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
17. The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
We had a happy marriage because we were together all the time. We were friends as well as husband and wife. We just had a good time.
18. 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.
19. The marriage partner is not really the problem. No other person can ultimately make you happy. You must learn how to be happy within yourself.
20. When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
21. Aim high, but do not aim so high that you totally miss the target. What really matters is that he will love you, that he will respect you, that he will honor you, that he will be absolutely true to you, that he will give you the freedom of expression and let you fly in the development of your own talents. He is not going to be perfect, but if he is kind and thoughtful, if he knows how to work and earn a living, if he is honest and full of faith, the chances are you will not go wrong, that you will be immensely happy.
The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service. It is not in separation. It is in simple integrity that leads a man and a woman to square up their shoulders and meet their obligations. It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honored principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage.
Your marriage will not be excellent if it is marred with argument, if it is filled with disrespect one for another, if there is any lack of loyalty or devotion to one another. Cherish your spouse as the greatest possession of your life and treat him or her accordingly. Make it your constant goal to add to the happiness and comfort of your companion. Never permit yourself to let down in your affection, or your respect, or your faith in one another. Be excellent in every way.
How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.
Marriage in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
Marriage … is the union of two people of different sexes with a view to the mutual possession of each other’s sexual attributes for the duration of their lives.
22. 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.
23. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
24. A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
– Ruth Bell Graham
25. 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.
26. Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
27. Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
– Ambrose Bierce
28. 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.
29. If I get married, I want to be very married.
30. Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he’s not the man she married?
– Barbra Streisand
31. I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.
– Martha Gellhorn
32. 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.
33. 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.
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
35. To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
36. Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
– Ambrose Bierce
37. 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
38. A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
– Dave Meurer
39. Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length.
Do more than love your spouse. Cherish them. Honor them. Build an everlasting friendship. It is those things, along with love, that make marriage so special.
– Fawn Weaver
40. Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.
– Maggie Reyes
41. I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you everyday that I hold you as high as the stars.
42. Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.
– Stephen Gaines
43. Bottom line … happy couples decide to be happy. In spite of whatever life deals them, they make happiness a habit.
– Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
44. Marriage isn’t supposed to make you happy – and satisfied. It’s your job to make your marriage happy – and satisfying. Same goes for sex. It isn’t supposed to make you passionate and “hot”. It’s up to you to make it passionate and “hot” – and intimate.
– Diane Sollee
45. A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
– Anne Taylor Fleming
46. The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
– Harold George Nicolson
47. Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
– Simone Signoret
48. 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.
49. Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.
– Darlene Schacht
50. 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
51. There’s nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about.