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Marriage Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Marriage.

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Love Romantic Wedding

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

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

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The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

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

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 are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

A man's friendships are, like his will,
invalidated by marriage -
but they are also no less invalidated
by the marriage of his friends.
- Samuel Butler

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
- Anonymous

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Whenever I date a guy, I think,
"Is this the man I want my children
to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
- Robert Anthony

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Marriage, like money, is still with us;
and,
like money, progressively devalued.
- Robert Graves

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
- Colin Chapman

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage:
the wife is in charge.
- Bill Cosby

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

There is a time for all things - except marriage,
my dear.
- Thomas Chatterton

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.
- Michel de Montaigne

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
- Mae West

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

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

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

(Groom), take (Bride)'s hand and place your hand over hers.
Now, remember this moment and cherish it...
because this will be the last time you ever have the upper hand.
- Anonymous

Marriage is not just spiritual communion,
it is also remembering to take out the trash.
- Joyce Brothers

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner


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