Spouse Sayings and Quotes

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

Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.     


A spouse is not a destination but a fellow traveler.     


Spouses are great impediments to great enterprises.     

Francis Bacon

A good husband makes a good wife.     

John Florio

Spouses in healthy relationships cherish each other's space and are champions of each other's causes.     

Henry Cloud

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.     

John Florio

The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.     

B. R. Ambedkar

The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn't say.     

Alfred Hitchcock

Spouses should spend at least one full hour each day talking together about subjects that have nothing to do with their work or business. Children need at least ten minutes of face-to-face contact with their parents each day.     

Brian Tracy

A spouse is someone you can live with; a soulmate is someone you can't live without.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

Your spouse is not a possession you attain, but a friend in which you trust & adore.     

Robert Vanleeuwen

Spouses have each other, and even when one eventually dies, they have memories of a time when they existed before that other person and can more readily imagine a life without them. Likewise, parents may have other children to be concerned with--a future to protect for them. To lose a sibling is to lose the one person with whom one shares a lifelong bond that is meant to continue on into the future.     

John Corey Whaley

A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.     

Ben Franklin

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.     


A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson