121 Best Marriage Quotes || Short, Funny, & Inspiring

Marriage Quotes

Marriage is a life-long commitment and one that can give you butterflies and nervousness at the same time. Through the years, many authors and writers have tried to explain attributes of this forever bond with marriage quotes. But seldom does marriage can be accounted for in such few words. At various times, this sacred bond can mean different things and you can relate to different quotes in varied phases of your marriage. To make it easier for you to describe this bond and look for words when they mean the most, we’ve listed 121 best marriage quotes to refer to at any time.


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Short Marriage Quotes

Short Marriage Quotes

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1. “Marriage is not the end of the search for love. Marriage is the end of the search for the person to love. The search for ways to love that person has just begun.”

2. “A happy marriage is about three things: memories of togetherness, the forgiveness of mistakes, and a promise to never give up on each other.”

3. “The highest happiness on Earth is the happiness of marriage.”

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

5. “Marriage is a life-long journey that thrives on love, commitment, trust, respect, communication, and patience.”

6. “Marriage is meant to keep people together. Not just when things are good, but particularly when they are not. That’s why we take marriage vows, not wishes.”

7. “You married the woman you love, now love the woman you married.”

8. “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.”

9. “Your marriage vows are most important in those moments when they are most difficult to keep.”

10. “A great marriage is born when a husband and wife stop fighting with each other and start fighting for each other.”

11. “In a marriage always remember that during an argument, it’s not you versus him, it’s you two versus the problem.”

12. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”

13.“With the right person, you don’t have to work so hard to be happy. It just happens.”

14. “The key to a great marriage: keep the fights clean and the sex dirty.”

15. “The goal of the marriage isn’t to think alike but to think together.”

16. “A great marriage is where both partners suspect they got a better deal.”

17. “Your wedding ring isn’t just a piece of jewelry. It’s a sign of commitment to your spouse and a reminder to include them in every decision you make.”

18. “Happiness is being married to your best friend.”

19. “Stop saying that marriage is *just a piece of paper*, so is money but you still get up and work hard for it every day.” 

20. “We are tangled, knotted, locked, and tied to each other forever.”

21. “When you’re with your special someone, the happiness doubles and sadness halves, and that’s the unmatched beauty of marriage.”

22. “Don’t ever stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.”

23. “No relationship is all sunshine but two people can share an umbrella and survive the storm together.”

Funny Marriage Quotes

Funny Marriage Quotes

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24. “Marriage: Sometimes Soulmates, Sometimes Cellmates”

25. “You call it “Nagging”. I call it, “Listen to what I fucking said the first time.”

26. “He stole my heart so I am planning to take revenge. I am going to take his last name.”

27. “I knew the moment you met me that you were just the guy to put up with me for the rest of your life.”

28. “Marriage is like a walk in the park. Jurassic Park.”

29. “Never laugh at your woman’s choices. You’re one of them.”

30. “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy; if you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.”

31. “Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problem sounds to you.”

32. “Marriage is not just spiritual communions and passionate embraces; it’s also remembering to take the trash out and do the dishes.”

33. “We were married for better or for worse. She couldn’t have done worse and I couldn’t have done better.”

34. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.”

35. “We both said “I do” and we haven’t agreed to a single thing since then.” 

36. “Your wife won’t start an argument with you when you’re cleaning.”

37. “Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time.”

38. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”

39. “A husband is someone who after doing 5 dishes in the kitchen acts like he just cleaned the whole house.”

40. “I plan on bugging you every day for the foreseeable future.”

41. “I vow to still grab your butt when you’re old and wrinkly.” 

42. “My husband would take a bullet for me but he would criticize the way I drove him to the hospital afterward.”

43. “I love you even more than I am annoyed by you; which is a lot.”

44. “I just want you to be happy all through our married life. And naked. That’s important too.”

45. “90% of being married is just shouting “what?” from other rooms.”

Happy Marriage Quotes

Happy Marriage Quotes

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46. “Marriage is about becoming a team. You’re going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then, things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you will always figure out a way to get through it.”

(Marriage is hard, sure. But the hard times become better when you’re spending it with a person you love, adore, and cherish. Then, you become a team. A strong team that no one can defeat, who becomes each other’s strength in the tough times, and a leaning shoulder when their teammate is going through a difficult phase of life. There’s no “I” in marriage, only a “We”.)

47. “We don’t just to get to grow old together. We get to grow up together and that’s the real adventure.”

(It’s fun to have someone by your side always. Someone who inspires you to become more who you want to be and doesn’t hold you back. That’s why growing old is different and growing together as a person is an absolute different deal.)

48. “Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise because it’s better to bend a little than to break. Believe in the best rather than the worst. People have a way of living up and down to your opinion of them. Remember that true friendship is the basis of any lasting relationship. The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindness you bestow on your friends. Please hand this down to your children and your children’s children. The more things change the more they are the same.”

(When you love someone, no matter what relationship they share with you, you will get to know their negatives along with the positives. And at some point, those negatives will weigh down on the positive traits. Those are the times though when you have to work hard to let the love win, and disregard the hate and anger towards them. This is more important in the times when these negative emotions come out strongly. Practicing kindness, empathy, and love for your partner is important at all times in your marriage.)

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

(Loving someone is a commitment and you have to practice love every day so it blossoms and spreads the freshness & vibrancy into your marital life on a consistent basis.)

50. “Creating a happy marriage begins with intention. Intentionally plan dates. Intentionally try to find time for each other. Intentionally match your action with your words. Intentionally work on communication. Intentionally touch each other. Intentionally show appreciation. Intentionally be accountable for your actions. Intentionally work on building a happy marriage.”

(Words are meaningful only when they are matched with action. After taking your vows, act towards them. Set intentions. Do small things on a daily basis. Show gratitude. And give up your ego when you can.)

51. “As for his secret to stay married – “My wife tells me if I ever decide to leave, she will be coming with me.”

(From my personal experience of getting married to the same person who I’ve been dating for 10 years, I can tell you this, the stubbornness to not leave and staying together is the best thing you can do for your partnership – whether it’s a relationship or a marriage.)

52. “Never forget the nine most important words of a happy family: I love you, you are beautiful, please forgive me.” 

(These words have incredible power. Use them with pure heart and intentions for your spouse.)

53. “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in a wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.” 

(Some marriage rules makes more sense than other – but all should be adhered to. This one, however, will take you long and far. Stick to it.)

54. “The most wonderful thing I decided to do was to share my life and heart with you.”

(This is a message that will make your spouse smile no matter when you send it to them. It’s a beautiful message to remind you of the beauty of your partnership, and also makes a great marriage quote for Instagram status.)

55. “I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That this is the only way to grow together, instead of apart.”

(Retaining your individuality and finding your own happiness is crucial to staying happy in your married life. Burdening someone with your happiness is never the right thing to do and can cause problems. Never stop working on yourself, no matter how the life is playing at the moment.)

56. “All she ever wanted was unpredictable kisses and unforgettable laughter.”

(For women, it’s the little things that matter. Kiss her on the cheeks before leaving home, send appreciative texts, and tell her she is beautiful when she wakes up. Do these things and see her glow with happiness every day of your marriage.)

57. “Marriage is a thousand little things. It’s giving up your right to be right in the heat of an argument. It’s forgiving another when they let you down. It’s loving someone enough to step down so they can shine. It’s friendship. It’s being a cheerleader and a trusted confidant. It’s a place of forgiveness that welcomes one home, and arms they can run into in the midst of a storm. It’s grace.”

(Every day of your life you will learn a little more about this thing called marriage. It will surely be a beautiful, pleasing, and enthralling experience – and you will love every bit of it.)

58. “Marriage with the right person feels simple. Even when it feels difficult, it feels simple. Because you never question if it’s worth it. You know the answer is yes.”

(People will say marriage is hard. But when you marry the right person who lights up your life and makes your heart happy, it will be the easiest thing in the World. Choose wisely.) 

59. “The adults will tell you to stop looking for the spark. To settle for stability and companionship. But I don’t think I can sit next to someone at the dinner table for the rest of my life just talking about my day. There needs to be unsaid communication. The sarcasm that doesn’t go unnoticed. The teasing that doesn’t stop. That chemistry that you can’t find from just a good resume.”

(Having fun in your marriage is important. Don’t lose the excitement you built in the earlier stages of your relationship fade away. That childlike cheeriness will what make the relationship thrilling even when you’re gray and old.)

60. “The happiest marriages have a husband who feels admired by his wife and a wife who feels adored by her husband.” 

(It’s always a two-way street. You will have to give what you want from a relationship. Expect what you can

61. “Great marriages aren’t just a result of luck. Sure, fate paved the way to bring you two together. But, the consistency of hard work, commitment, dedication, keeping the spark alive, appreciation, mutual respect, and thoughtfulness is what makes your marriage an example to be followed by all.”

(Fate can only work as much for anything. Rest is the work we put in. No matter what you receive in life. When a blessing knocks on the door, you work hard to keep that blessing. The same goes for a marriage. Fate brought you two together, but it will be your hard work that will keep you two together.)

62. “In a marriage, a husband and wife must function like two wings on the same bird. They must work together or the marriage will never take off the ground.”

(It’s teamwork all the way)

63. “In your marriage, don’t let days go by where you don’t smile and hug each other. Making dumb jokes and cuddling together over a beer and a movie (or doing whatever you both love together) is one of the best parts of marriage. Don’t ever take that for granted.”

(Even on the worst days never forget to show your love for each other. Don’t take your significant other for granted. Let your love shine brighter always. Have fun and enjoy each other’s company.)

64. “Two are better than one… for if they fall, one will lift the other.”

(Mutual support is very important in a marriage. You pick up when the other one is down, and your spouse will do the same for you. Being each other’s biggest strength is an important element of a healthy relationship.)

65. “If you want a marriage that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on Earth, then you need to treat it like it’s the most amazing thing on Earth.”

(You need to treat something right before it treats you right.)

66. “Marriages are always stronger when you’re best friends first, and couples second.”

(The foundation of a great relationship is built on a strong friendship. You need to find a friend in your spouse and build your relationship from there.)

67. “Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself, not what’s left over after you gave your best to everyone else.”

(Your spouse should be your first priority and they should get the very best of you. Often, we’re so stuck in our life and become so drained by what’s going on in our life that by the end of the day, we have very less energy. This means your spouse might not receive you at your best energy. That’s okay if you can’t function at 100% on a daily basis, but taking some time out for them frequently is essential.)

68. “Marriage is sharing life with your best friend, enjoying the journey along the way, and arriving at every destination – together.”

(It’s a surreal feeling to know you’ve someone alongside you at all times. You’re never alone – in anything. Through all life’s ups and downs, you have someone by your side.)

69. “If you let your spouse know that they’re your priority and prove to them from time to time how much you care, you will be amazed at how many problems disappear in your relationship.”

(It’s the simple things that matter in a relationship. And it’s often the small things that matter in the long run. They can make or break your relationship. So, invest wisely in them.)

70. “There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of the day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for your footsteps.”

(Again, it’s the little things in life that matter. Knowing you’ve someone waiting for you at the end of the day. Knowing there’s someone who cares for you. Knowing there’s someone who loves you despite knowing your raw self. Knowing there’s someone who will fight for you and love you always.)

71. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”

(There’s no greater happiness on Earth than the happiness of a healthy & happy marital bond.)

72. “Marriage isn’t easy. It requires compromise, sacrifice, and revealing your darkest secrets to the other person. But, if you are willing to work and submit to the process, there’s no greater rewarding relationship than a marital bond.”

Marriage Quotes About Love

Marriage Quotes About Love

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73. “Marriage isn’t a promise to ‘I will love you until I stop loving you. It’s a promise that ‘I will make a conscious decision to love you and choose you even when it’s hard because I am aware no one is perfect, but you are worth it.’”

74. “We come to love not by finding the perfect person but coming to love an imperfect person perfectly.”

75. “Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn’t just a strong feeling. It’s a decision, a judgment, and a promise.”

76. “You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.”

77. “A strong marriage required two people to love each other even when they struggle to like each other.”

78. “Marriages last because two people make a choice to keep it, fight for it, and to work for it.”

79. “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to be pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”

80. “So I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

81. “No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I’ve been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water is bright and suddenly I am returned to a state of love again — till next time. I’ve learned that there will always be a next time, and that I will submerge in darkness and misery, but that I won’t stay submerged. And each time something has been learned under the waters; something has been gained, and a new kind of love has grown. The best I can ask for is that this love, which has been built on countless failures, will continue to grow. I can say no more than that this is a mystery and gift, and that somehow or other, through grace, our failures can be redeemed and blessed.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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

83. “A relationship of a husband and wife should be like the relationship of the hand and the eye. If the eye cries, the hand is always there to wipe the tears. Just like how if any one of the spouse faces any problem, the other should always be there to support and wipe the worries away.” 

84. “I want one of those marriages where they have been married for 20 years but are still crazy in love and still cuddle on the couch and kiss a lot. I want those kinds of marriages where the kids get nauseous seeing how much in love their parents are.” 

85. “I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we would choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in hundred lifetimes, in hundred different worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”

86. “The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.”

87. “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

88. “I believe in the kind of love that doesn’t demand me to prove my worth and sit in anxiety. I crave a natural connection where my soul is able to realize the feeling of home in another. Something free-flowing, something simple. Something that allows me to be me without question.”

89. “In praying for your spouse, don’t forget to pray for the everyday. Pray for the day where you’re sitting on the couch and talking about nothing and everything all at once, and there’s food on the stove and bills on the counter, and so much to do but it doesn’t bother either of you because in your souls you know what you believe is the same: rooted and grounded in grace, you can smile at one another for you know you will be okay, and not only in adventure, but in every day.”

90. “We may not love it all together, but together we love it all.”

91. “I just love him. And it doesn’t matter that sometimes our worlds are colored in different hues. Because when the colors blend together, it’s the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed in my life.”

92. “Marry someone who can lift the corners of your mouth without even trying.”

93. “I love you not only for what you are but what I am when I am with you.”

94. “Every relationship will feel boring at times, especially if you have spent a few years together. Love isn’t a feeling, it’s a commitment to love every day, physically and emotionally. It’s difficult, it’s not always laughing, smiling, and having fun. People tend to lose hope, and they go look for this spark in all the wrong places; possibly damaging what they have in the process. That’s not how it works. If you want someone to love you unconditionally, then do the same. This isn’t movies. That shit isn’t real. Love someone when you don’t want to when they aren’t the easiest to deal with. When they’re hard to love. That’s the most real shit that is.”

95. “There is no feeling in the world like knowing you have a partner to face everything life throws at you.” 

96. “The more you invest in your marriage, the more valuable it becomes.”

Marriage Life Quotes

Marriage Life Quotes

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97. “Marriage is not beautiful. You see the absolute worst in someone. You see them when they’re mad, sad, stubborn, and when they’re so unlovable they make you scream. But you also get to see them when they’re laughing so hard that tears run down their face, and they can’t help but let out those weird gurgling noises. You see them at 3 AM when everyone’s sleeping and it’s just you two, and you’re eating on the kitchen floor. You get to see the side of them that no one else does, and it’s not always pretty. It’s snorting while laughing, it tears when it feels like it’s all crashing down, it’s the farting, it’s the bedhead and bad breath, it’s the random dances, it’s the anger and the joy. Marriage isn’t a beautiful thing, but it’s amazing. It’s knowing that someone loves you so much, and won’t leave you even when you say something nasty. It’s having someone have your back no matter what. Its fights over stupid things, like someone not doing the dishes or picking up after themselves. And it’s those nights you fall asleep in each other’s arms, feeling like there will never be enough time with them. It’s cleaning up their throw up, or just rubbing their back when they’re sick. It’s the dirtiest, hardest, most rewarding job there is. Because at the end of the day, you get to crawl into bed with your best friend, the weirdest, most annoying, loving, goofy, perfect person that you know. Marriage is not beautiful, but it’s one heaven of a ride.”

99. “Remember that a strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It’s usually a husband and wife taking turns being strong for each other at the moment when the other feels weak.”

100. “Instead of nagging about your spouse, try bragging about your spouse. Build them up, don’t tear them down. Focus on what they’re doing right instead of always pointing out what they’re doing wrong.”

101. “A marriage is a lot like a house. When a lightbulb goes out, you don’t go out to buy a new house. Instead, you fix the lightbulb – patiently and attentively.”

102. “Nothing better than enjoying life with the same person you struggled with.”

103. “Marry your best friend. I don’t say that lightly. Really, truly, find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that makes your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute – even when the water gets deep and dark.” 

104. “Husband and wives are designed to complement each other. When the man is weak, his wife is strong; when she stumbles, he is there to pick her up. Life is easier when two hearts and minds are committed to working together to face the challenges of the day.”

105. “Marriage is not just about a beautiful wedding, fancy home, cute kids, nice cars, and white picket fences. Marriage is hospital stays, working long hours, fighting through struggles, paying bills, and keeping the faith and staying together through it all.”

106. “Something my dad says…He says you end up marrying the one you don’t understand. Then you spend the rest of your life trying.”

107. “Marriage is about compromise; it’s about doing something for the other person even when you don’t want to!”

108. “Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all things they’ve longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship, etc. The truth is that marriage at the start is an empty box. You must put something in before you start taking anything out. There is no love in marriage. There is love in people. And people put love in marriage. There is no romance in marriage. You have to infuse it in your marriage. A couple must learn the art and form the habit of loving, serving, praising, and keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will be empty.”

109. “Never walk ahead of your spouse. Never walk behind them either. Walk with them so when they need you, they can lean on you, and together, you can face whatever life throws at you.”

110. “Don’t allow your friend or family to get between you & your spouse. Don’t associate with anyone who hates, disrespects, or dishonors your spouse. Make them clearly understand that you and your spouse are one. Anyone who truly cares about you will honor your choice of spouse and will treat your spouse with dignity and respect. Anyone who comes to you to gossip about your spouse is sowing seeds of division in your marriage; stop them immediately. Shield your marriage. Protect your spouse’s position, image, and reputation. Stand up in defense of each other.”

111. “Husband, when your wife is asking questions, she isn’t trying to interrogate you, she is trying to connect with you.” 

112. “Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it; you don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more precious and beautiful as time goes by!”

113. “Some of the happiest, strongest marriages have been carved out of the ashes of the long seasons of hardship.”

114. “When we get to the end of our lives together, the house we had, the cars we drove, the things we possessed won’t matter. What will matter is that I had you and you had me.”

115. “We have a good marriage. But that doesn’t mean our marriage isn’t hard; we fight and we have our bad days. Even on those days, our marriage is still good. Because we work on it every day, we keep our love and admiration above everything else.”

116. “A good marriage must be created. In marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say I love you at the end of each day. It is never going to bed angry. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other a safe place to grow. It is not only marrying the right person. It is being the right partner.”

117. “The only person you can control in this world is yourself. Start there. Instead of trying to change your spouse, work on yourself. And during the process, you may see them change as well.”

118. “Any mature marriage should give the room to both individuals to say, “This is what’s bothering me. Let’s have a conversation about it.” 

119. “When forced to choose between your career and your spouse, your friend and your spouse, or even your family and your spouse, you must always choose your spouse ahead of the rest. If your first loyalty isn’t to your spouse, then you don’t really understand the meaning of marriage.”

120. “The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and empathize with your aspirations.”

121. “Spending time with each other each and every day is the secret ingredient to make your
marriage last a lifetime and make it a happy one.”

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