Marriage Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marriage quotes, marriage sayings, and marriage proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing? she goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

Henry Youngman

Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.     

Evelyn Hendrickson

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

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 untill you fall in again.

Judith Viorst

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

Mignon McLaughlin

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.

Hermant Joshi

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

Henny Youngman

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.     

Joseph Barth

A great marriage is not when the perfect couple comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.     

Dave Meurer

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.     

Zig Ziglar

Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.

Jennifer Smith

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

Anne Taylor Fleming

The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.     

Harold George Nicolson

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

Simone Signoret

A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.     

Ruth Bell Graham

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.

Harville Hendrix

Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside.

Frank Pittman

A good marriage is a contest of generosity.     

Diane Sawyer

Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.     

Maggie Reyes

The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little extra every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.     

Fawn Weaver

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

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

Darlene Schacht

A great marriage isn't something that just happens; it's something that must be created.

Fawn Weaver

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

Fawn Weaver

In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer.

Norman Wright and Gary Oliver

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

Tom Mullen

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.     

Leo Tolstoy

Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy and satisfied. It's your job to make your marriage happy and satisfying.     

Diane Sollee

Marriage is more than finding the right person. It is being the right person.

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