Quotes About Marriage


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

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. – H.L. Mencken

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

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

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy. – Henry Kissinger Quote

Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work. – Author Unknown

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

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

A married couple that plays cards together is just a fight that hasn’t started yet. – George Burns, Gracie a Love Story

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. – Anne Taylor Fleming

Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you’ll meet that night. – Paul Hornung

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

Divorce: The past tense of marriage. – Author Unknown

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin, The second neurotic’s notebook

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, Solitaire/Double Solitaire

There is no such cozy combination as man and wife. – Menander

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. – Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints

In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping. – Mignon McLaughlin

If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
– Maxwell Anderson

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

English Law prohibits a man from marrying his mother-in-law. This is our idea of useless legislation. – Author Unknown

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. – Paul Sweeney

Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had. – Francis Rodman

Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. – Finnish Proverb

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together. – James H. Boren

One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it. – George MacDonald

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. – More Mark Twain Quotes

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you. – Jean Rostand

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. – Gene Perret

I figure that the degree of difficulty in combining two lives ranks somewhere between rerouting a hurricane and finding a parking place in downtown Manhattan. – Claire Cloninger, When the Glass Slipper Doesn’t Fit and the Silver Spoon Is in Someone Else’s Mouth

A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late. – Max Kauffman

Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in shade. – Leo Buscaglia

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. – Dr. James C. Dobson

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

It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight. – John Stevenson

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. – Oscar Wilde

Our marriage has always been a 50-50 proposition – with the possible exception of closet space. – Gene Perret

There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first. – Adela Rogers St. Johns

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. – Marlene Dietrich

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman. – Joseph Joubert

Never strike your wife – even with a flower. – Hindu Proverb

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8 thoughts on “Quotes About Marriage

  1. I love the marriage quotes that you have here, particularly the one by Max Kauffman: “I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late”.
    I’ve been married over 30 years and you need to be able to laugh about it to get through. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. i’m not married and i’m not going to marry within 3/4 years.Although i loved the marriage quotes here in this site.they were really so charming.