From Funny to Inspirational: 60 Marriage Quotes You Need to Read

Did you know that couples who laugh together tend to have much happier relationships? It’s true, and it’s a testament to the multifaceted nature of marriage.

Whether you’re newlywed or have weathered decades together, every marriage is a unique blend of humor, inspiration, challenges, and deep affection.

In this collection, you’ll find an array of marriage quotes to reflect every shade of your relationship. From light-hearted quips that’ll make you chuckle to profound insights that resonate with your journey, each quote is a small window into the vast world of marital life.

Wedding and Marriage Quotes

Funny Marriage Quotes

“Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning, all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade.” – Anonymous

“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.” – Helen Rowland

“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“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 best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.” – H.V. Prochnow

“Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn’t even have when you were on your own.” – Eddie Cantor

“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” – Henny Youngman

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” – Prince Philip

“Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband.” – Anonymous

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Sweet Marriage Quotes

“In you, I’ve found the love of my life and my closest, truest friend.” – Anonymous

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” – Leo Christopher

“I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” – Song of Solomon 3:4

“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” – Anonymous

“Forever is a long time, but I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side.” – Anonymous

“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – André Maurois

Inspirational Marriage Quotes

“The greatest marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.” – Helen Mirren

“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” – Harville Hendrix

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

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

“Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.” – Sophia Bush

“The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning—but rather as love grows and develops over time.” – Fawn Weaver

“A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” – Diane Sawyer

“Marriage is our society’s most pro-child institution. If you want kids to do well, then you want marriage to do well.” – David Blankenhorn

“Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.” – Herman H. Kieval

“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” – Maggie Reyes

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Short Marriage Quotes

“Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.” – Vincent van Gogh

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott

“Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.” – Beverley Nichols

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” – Swedish Proverb

“Love is a journey, not a destination.” – Anonymous

“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Two souls with but a single thought; two hearts that beat as one.” – Friedrich Halm

“Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.” – Chinese Proverb

Struggling Marriage Quotes

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” – Harville Hendrix

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.” – Dinah Shore

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith

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

“In every disagreement in marriage, remember this one important truth: My spouse is my partner, not my enemy. We will either win together or lose together.” – Dave Willis

“All marriages are hard. If you’re really committed to somebody, you know that the love is not just about feeling good. It’s about making sacrifices for each other.” – Morrie Schwartz

“A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham

“A marriage can no more survive without forgiveness than it can without love.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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Romantic Marriage Quotes

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

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

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. Mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” – Fawn Weaver

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

“Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.” – Samuel Richardson

“I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – W.B. Yeats

“Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë

“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.” – Julia Child