Happy Marriage Sayings and Quotes

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

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time.      

Julia Child

The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don't find very often, then that is what love is all about.     

Bruce Forsyth

Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.      

Melina Kanakaredes

Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It's a choice      

Fawn Weaver

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers     

Robert Quillen

The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.     

Fawn Weaver

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

Unknown Author

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

Mignon McLaughlin

Two things are owed to truthfulness lasting marriages and short friendships.     

Robert Brault

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.     

Oscar Wilde

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

Tom Mullen

The success of marriage comes not in finding the right person, but in the ability of both partners to adjust to the real person they ineveitably realize they married.     

John Fischer

Common courtesy plays a big role in happy marriages. People who are permanently married are polite to one another. They don't want to hurt one another's feelings, and they don't try to make the other one feel humiliated. People who are married for life are extremely kind to one another.     

Frank Pittman

Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship. By this I mean a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other's company     

John Gottman

Happiness is only real when shared     

Jon Krakaue

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.     


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.     

Theodore Hesburgh

To get the full value of joy You must have someone to divide it with.     

Mark Twain

Commitment is making a choice to give up other choices.     

Scott Stanley

Marriage is one of the few institutions that allow a man to do as his wife pleases.     

Milton Berle

A woman might as well propose: her husband will claim she did.     

Edgar Watson Howe

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.     

Ellen Goodman

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret     

Henny Youngman

We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.     

Thomas Mann

all those "and they lived happily ever after" fairy tale endings need to be changed to "and they began the very hard work of making their marriages happy.     

Linda Miles

That's my prescription for a happy marriage - marry someone who doesn't do anything similar to what you do.     

Maxine Kumin

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.Andr Maurois     

Unknown Author

The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.     

Jane Auste

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.      

Gerald Brenan