One this is for sure when it comes to marriage, everyone struggles at some point or another. But by reminding yourself why you got married, or even laughing at certain situations can help you get through the tough times. One thing that has helped thousands of people is knowing that others have gone through what they’re going through and made it past it. One way of gleaning the experience of others is through quotes. They’re short bit-sized nuggets of wisdom that help us share a thought, laugh, or cry with someone who is thousands of miles or even hundreds of years away.

To this end, we’ve gathered some of our favorite marriage quotes to help you through those times when you especially need them.

Marriage Quotes

Check out the marriage quotes below

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

– Mignon McLaughlin

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

“The older theory was, marry an older man because they’re more mature. But the new theory is men don’t mature. Marry a younger one.” 

— Rita Rudner

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
– Audrey Hepburn

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

“The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.”

-Robert Brault

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

-Fawn Weaver

“Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.”-Fawn Weaver

“A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.”-Darlene Schacht

I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.

– Bonnie Tyler

Ladman Marriage Quote

“A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.”-Fawn Weaver

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

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

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
– When Harry Met Sally

“The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.”

— Unknown

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”

– Arrigo Boito

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.

– Prince Philip

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

– Martin Luther

Menken Marriage Quote

A good husband makes a good wife.

– John Florio

“The doors of happiness remain locked. When they are unlocked, they swing open quickly and widely but close right behind them. They must be reopened throughout each day and there is but one key that fits that lock: Gratitude.”-Fawn Weaver

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”-Unknown

“Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.”-Fawn Weaver

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

“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

It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.

– Jasmine Guy

“Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he’ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.”

— Helen Rowland

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
– E.E. Cummings

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”

– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Love is always bestowed as a gift -freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved, we love to love.”
-Leo Buscagalia
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”

-Peter UstinovAudrey Hepburn marriage quote

“Passionate sex is great. A passionate marriage filled with passionate sex…SO much better.”
-Fawn Weaver“When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”
– John Lennon“I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want… a steady hand. A kind soul.”
– Shana Abe

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.”-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

?”No one can go back and change how it started but a new future for any marriage can begin the moment one person begins to invest in it.”-Fawn Weaver

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.”

“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

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

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

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.

– James Dobson

Benjamin Franklin Marriage Quote

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it. Lyndon B. Johnson

“Being loved just as you are is the greatest currency on earth. It is immeasurable in value and can never truly be repaid.”-Fawn Weaver

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

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

“I’m a very committed wife. And I should be committed, too — for being married so many times.” 

— Elizabeth Taylor

“At every party there are two kinds of people … those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” 

— Ann Landers

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
– William Shakespeare

“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made everyday, made new.”-Ursula LeGuin

“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

“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.”-Orlando Battista

After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.

– Mel Gibson

Tolstoy Marriage Quotes