30 Lovely Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a declaration of love between two people who be sharing the rest of their lives together. This, of course, doesn’t mean it will be a smooth ride. In fact, there’s probably no such thing as a perfect marriage. As long as you’re with someone you wouldn’t mind being stranded on an island for a few years with, you’ll be fine. 🙂


“There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.”

Clint Eastwood


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

Tom Mullen


“Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.”

Samuel Johnson


“A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.”

Rainer Maria Rilke


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

Mignon McLaughlin


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

Joseph Barth


“Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.”

Georg C. Lichtenberg


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

Friedrich Nietzsche


“Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.”

Gene Perret


“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

Victor Borge


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

Barnett R. Brickner


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

Zig Ziglar


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

Robert C. Dodds


“Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.”

Pearl S. Buck


“Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”

Amy Bloom


“To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed – That can make life a garden.”



“Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be – the last of life for which the first was made.”

Robert Browning


“The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal.”

Frank Sinatra


“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


“The most important marriage skill is listening to your partner in a way that they can’t possibly doubt that you love them.”

Diane Sollee


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

George Eliot


“My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.”



“Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.”

Mark Twain


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

Phyllis Koss


“Bad marriages don’t cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages.”

Frank Pittman


“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

Benjamin Franklin


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

Ruth Bell Graham


“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.”

Ronald Reagan

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