Marriage Quotes

Marriage quotes can be an extremely valuable tool for those currently planning or hoping to start planning their wedding. Quotations from people who have been there and done that can really put things into perspective, and heck, it can give you some inspiration and some helpful guides as to what to look forward to when tying the knot.

While it is wise to follow the advice of your elders, they don’t always connect. You may be looking for marriage quotes from celebrities, peers, or people from history, but no matter where you look for wedding advice, you’ll surely get it, for there are no shortage of quotes about marriage here. Read on!

Quotes About Marriage

“The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.”
- Amy Grant

“In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer.”
- H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver

“Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
- Simone Signoret

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

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

“The kind of marriage you make depends upon the kind of person you are. If you are a happy, well-adjusted person, the chances are your marriage will be a happy one. If you have made adjustments so far with more satisfaction than distress, you are likely to make your marriage and family adjustments satisfactorily. If you are discontented and bitter about your lot in life, you will have to change before you can expect to live happily ever after.”
- Evelyn Duvall and Reuben Hill

“The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.”
- Peter De Vries

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

“The heart of marriage is memories.”
- Bill Cosby

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

“Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Marriage, the family unit, was the original Department of Health, Education and Welfare.”
- Michael Novak

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

“Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.”
- Finnish Proverb

“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“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

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