70 Inspiring Positive Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a legal, socially recognized, special relationship between two persons. It is a spiritual, emotional union of two people. There are lots of marriage quotes by famous people, which positively or negatively define marriage. However, this post includes 70 marriage quotes that show the importance and necessities of marriage in human life.

70 Marriage Quotes by Prominent People

  1. Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. – James Dobson
  2. Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love. – Ellen Key
  3. Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. – Charles Caleb Colton
  4. 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. – Socrates
  5. 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
  6. The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership. – Helen Mirren
  7. Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. – William O. Douglas
  8. A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. – Andre Maurois
  9. Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. – Franz Schubert
  10. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise. – Rumi (Find many more prominent quotes by Rumi)
  11. Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. – Joyce Brothers
  12. Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  13. Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  14. Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person. – Sophia Bush
  15. Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths. – Sheri L. Dew
  16. A good husband makes a good wife. – John Florio
  17. It’s lovely being a parent and being in a strong marriage with somebody who is your best friend. – Johnny Vegas
  18. The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place. – Sacha Guitry
  19. Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It’s all about who you pick; in that first moment, did you pick the right person? I think you need to pick somebody who’s more interested in being married than in getting married. – Rob Lowe
  20. 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
  21. A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning. – Honore de Balzacprominent marriage quotes
  22. Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn’t even have when you were on your own. – Eddie Cantor
  23. A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. – Andre Maurois
  24. Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family, a domestic church. – Pope John Paul II
  25. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin
  26. There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. – Martin Luther (Read more relationship quotes here)
  27. Marriage is about love, but it is not first and foremost about love. First and foremost, marriage is about continuity and transmission. – Meir Soloveichik
  28. If a relationship is going wrong, if a marriage is going wrong, the answer cannot simply be to say, ‘You can’t afford to break up because you are going to lose the house.’ The answer has to be only one thing, which is ‘I love you.’ – Rory Stewart
  29. 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
  30. Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. – Boris Pasternak
  31. You can’t have a happy family if you don’t have a happy marriage. – Jeremy Sisto
  32. The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. – Oscar Wilde
  33. 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
  34. A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other. – Jessica Simpson
  35. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  36. In my mind, marriage is a spiritual partnership and union in which we willingly give and receive love, create and share intimacy, and open ourselves to be available and accessible to another human being in order to heal, learn and grow. – Iyanla Vanzant
  37. When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. Prince Philipprominent quotes about marriage
  38. Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness. – Benjamin Franklin
  39. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. Marilyn Monroe
  40. Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. – Simone Signoret
  41. For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. – Erma Bombeck
  42. In a happy marriage, it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape. – Gerald Brenan
  43. When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. – Joseph Campbell
  44. To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. – Ogden Nash
  45. There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. – Homer
  46. When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is. – Gisele Bundchen
  47. It’s so important to keep a marriage alive with small treats and doing little things for each other. Just remembering to say nice things and to have listening time is vital. That ghastly phrase ‘quality time’ means taking three minutes to sit down and be still with someone rather than yelling over your shoulder as you rush out. – Joanna Lumley
  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. – Barbara De Angelis
  49. Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing. – Robert Kiyosaki
  50. 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. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  51. A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished. – Zsa Zsa Gabor
  52. If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. – Michel de Montaigne
  53. I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage. – William Shatner
  54. Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing… the secret of having it all is loving it all. – Joyce Brothers
  55. Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage. – Zig Ziglar
  56. I would say that the surest measure of a man’s or a woman’s maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse. – Benjamin Spock
  57. My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. – Winston Churchill
  58. Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners. – Rowan Williams
  59. The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget. – Alain de Botton
  60. Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. – Martin Luther
  61. One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. – Honore de Balzac
  62. It is my conviction that marriage is such a good idea, only God could have thought of it. – Myles Munroe
  63. 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
  64. What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. – Leo Tolstoy (Read more famous quotes by Leo Tolstoy)
  65. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. – Henny Youngman
  66. Love and marriage are wonderful arenas in which to place a character. We are most likely to risk our morals and beliefs while in love. Betrayal gives tremendous insights into a character as well. – Anita Shreve
  67. Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. – Pink
  68. A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work. – Goldie Hawn
  69. The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship. – Jackie Kennedy
  70. Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset. – Ann Landers

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