Marriage Sayings and Quotes

Life’s always a bit easier with someone else to share the journey’s ups and downs. Marriage is a partnership, and although it may feel like work at times, it comes with great rewards. Celebrate finding your soulmate with the collection of wise and insightful marriage quotes below.

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry. Tom Mullen
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. Leo Tolstoy
Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy and satisfied. It's your job to make your marriage happy and satisfying. Diane Sollee
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make on your wedding day, and over and over again and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband Barbara De Angelis
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
The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning but rather as love grows and develops over time. Fawn Weaver
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. Amy Bloom
Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it. Helen Rowland
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them. Sydney Smith
There is no more lovely, friendly, charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Martin Luther
The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes. Amy Grant
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. Robert Anderson
Like good wine, marriage gets better with age, once you learn to keep a cork in it. Gene Perret
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
Marriage is something you create every day. Marriage will not erase your debt, make your cranky family member nicer, or get you a raise. Things work out because we work at them. Period. Maggie Reyes
A happy marriage doesn't mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you've chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both. Fawn Weaver
Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. You don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by. F. Burton Howard
In the enriching of marriage, the big things are the little things. There must be constant appreciation for each other and thoughtful demonstration of gratitude. A couple must encourage and help each other grow. Marriage is a joint quest for the good, the beautiful, and the divine. James E. Faust
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
A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship -- a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou. Anthony Storr
Marriage is more than finding the right person. It is being the right person. unknown
It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can. George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet. Mae West
Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building. Oscar Wilde
Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder. Thornton Wilder
I learnt a long time ago that the people who count in any marriage are the two that are in it. William Jefferson
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. Melincourt
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults. Peter De Vries
There were three of us in this marriage so it was a bit crowded. Princess Diana