Marriage Quotes (124) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Marriage. Opinions expressed as facts. Informal and psychological – used in reference to the quality of cognitive faculties and adjudicational capabilities of particular individuals, typically called wisdom or discernment. Legal – used in the context of legal trial, to refer to a final finding, statement, or ruling, based on a considered weighing of evidence, called "adjudication". See spelling note for further explanation. Religious – used in the concept of salvation to refer to the adjudication of God in determining Heaven or Hell for each and all human beings.

"To be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages."   
~ Susan B. Anthony

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"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

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship."
~ Joseph Campbell

"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

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."
~ Andre Maurois

"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   

"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis."   
~ Margaret Bonnano     

"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be."      
~ Robert Browning       

"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       

"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets."   
~ Nora Ephron

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."    
~ Germaine Greer          

"Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."      
~ Samuel Johnson         

"A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short."         
~ Andre Maurois           

"Family life is full of major and minor crises- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce-and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul."  
~ Thomas Moore           

"Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck."         
~ Iris Murdoch  

"It is not lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."         
~ Friedrich Nietzsche    

"Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; those who are on the inside wish to get out."           
~ Arabian Proverb         

"If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help others."     
~ Chinese Proverb         

"I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other."      
~ Rainer Maria Rilke     

"Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child."      
~ Gail Sheehy    

"I would say that the surest measure of a man’s or 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         

"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."     
~ Oscar Wilde   

"“Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length.”
~ Fawn Weaver

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

"Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.”
~ Stephen Gaines

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
~ Ruth Bell Graham

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”
~ Robert Brault

“Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are.”
~ H. Dean Rutherford (in a letter to his wife on their 59th wedding anniversary)

“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- he solemn promise they made.”
~ Darlene Schacht

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
~ Henry Ford

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
~ Dave Meurer

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

“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”
~ Barbara Cage

“The doors of happiness remained 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

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
~ John Lennon and Paul McCartney

“You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.”
~ Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)

“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 Ustinov

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.”
~ Rick Warren

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”
~ Fawn Weaver

“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: The person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.”
~ Richard Needham

“When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of gain, that is a lack of integrity. When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of greater understanding with your spouse, that’s called wisdom.”
~ Fawn Weaver

“One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.”
~ Robert Brault

“To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”
~ Ogden Nash

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

“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.”
~ Diane Sollee

“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

“There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?”
~ Mary Oliver

“To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.”
~ Marnie Reed Crowell

“Marriage is the virtuous exploration of love in its purest form and pleasure in its highest state.”
~ Fawn Weaver

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

“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 not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. Its the way you love your partner every day.”
~ Barbara De Angelis

“Sometimes two people stay together for the sake of the kids — two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true.”
~ Robert Brault

“When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.”
~ Warren Buffett

“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.”
~ Olando Battista

“The more things we can laugh about, the more alive we become: The more things we can laugh about together, the more connected we become.”
~ Frank Pittman

“Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly.”
~ Imogene Stubbs

“There comes a time when a man and woman realize that their separate schemes can be better achieved as a conspiracy.”
~ Robert Brault

“The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.”
~ Judith Viorst

“One of the greatest gifts you can give your husband is your own wholeness.”
~ Stormie Omartian

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
~ Rita Rudner

“When there is love in a marriage, there is harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home, there is contentment in the community; when there is contentment in the community, there is prosperity in the nation; when there is prosperity in the nation, there is peace in the world.”
~ Chinese Proverb

“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

“Excitement and fire are not qualities inherent to relationships they are what happen when two people make marriage the number one priority.”
~ Michele Weiner-Davis

“A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life.”
~ Joseph Addison

“The greatest favour we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.”
~ Eucharista Ward

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
~ Robert Heinlein

“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.”
~ Sam Levenson

“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”
~ Michael Leunig

“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

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
~ Joseph Addison

“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

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

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.”
~ George Eliot

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

“A happy marriage is a selfless journey in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
~ George & Yvonne Levy

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

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”
~ Albert Clark

“One of the most beautiful things in the world is a woman’s heart. It is fragile yet strong. Delicate yet resilient. When a woman gives you her heart, she gives you her most prized possession. If you love, nurture, cherish and protect it, she’ll give you the world.”
~ Fawn Weaver

“Nothing feels better than when you love someone with your whole heart and soul and they love you back even more.”
~ Karen Kostyla

“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”
~ Robert C. Dodds

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

“A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.”
~ Anne Taylor Flemming

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

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”
~ Tom Robbins

“New love is the brightest and long love is the greatest. But revived love is the tenderest thing known on earth.”
~ Thomas Hardy

“Make a list of ten of your spouse’s faults, which, for the sake of your marriage, you will always overlook. You can live with those ten.”
~ J & G Murphy

“In every marriage, more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and to continue to find, grounds for marriage.”
~ Robert Anderson

“Two things are owed to truthfulness: lasting marriages and short friendships.”
~ Robert Brault

“The sum which two married people owe to one another is defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.”
~ Robert Sexton

“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”
~ Doug Larson

“It’s the little things that keep us together. Those little things will make me love you forever.”
~ Sonia Schaad

“Love is given to us as a time, but to keep it always, we must make it a place.”
~ Robert Brault

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
~ Frederick Keonig

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”
~ Thomas Mann

“Turn your love into promises, that when you doubt your love, you may simply ask, “Am I keeping my promises?”
~ Robert Brault

“The highest love a person can have for you is to wish you to evolve into the best person you can be.”
~ David Viscott

 “The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It’s focused attention.”
~ Rick Warren

“They say, ‘It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.’ I say, ‘It is better to love and when you get discouraged, love some more, and never lose your love at all.”
~ Fawn Weaver

“There is no such thing as a perfect man or a perfect marriage. But the one I have is perfect for me.”
~ Fawn Weaver

“A great spouse loves you exact the way you are. An extraordinary spouse helps you grow; inspires you to be, do and give your very best.”
~ Fawn Weaver

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact they’re not.”
~ Jodi Picoult

“The highest love a person can have for you is to wish you to evolve into the best person you can be.”
~ David Viscott

“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

“My husband is one of my greatest blessings from God. His love is a gift that I open every day.”
~ Darlene Schacht

“We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It’s called love.”
~ Gene Perret

“Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.”
~ Dr. James Dobson

“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”
~ John Lennon

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

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.”
~ John Lennon

“Love is life. If you miss love, you miss life.”
~ Leo Buscalglia

“We love the things we love for what they are.”
~ Robert Frost

“Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.”
~ Nicholas Sparks

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
~ Bertrand Russell

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