40 Inspirational Quotes About Marriage Every Couple Should Read

Falling in love is easy. Sustaining love is not. Marriage demands sustaining love every single day. You don’t need to be right all the time. You don’t have to fall asleep at the same time. You will have to be brutally honest about yourself.

The most important secret to a happy marriage is the idea that you will never walk out of the marriage. Instead of trying to change your partner, you should always be willing to improve yourself.

Here are 40 inspirational quotes about marriage every couple should read:

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

Simone Signoret



2. “A good husband makes a good wife.” – John Florio


3. “A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.” – Michel de Montaigne


4. “I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.” – Carson Daly


5. “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” – Barbara De Angelis


6. “One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.” – Honore de Balzac


7. “In a happy marriage, it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.” – Gerald Brenan


8. “Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


9. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – John Lennon and Paul McCartney


10.“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” – Maggie Reyes

– Maggie Reyes


11. “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.” – Socrates


12. “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” — Leo Tolstoy


13. “You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life.” — Julia Child


14. “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” — Henny Youngman


15. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally


16. “Happiness [is] only real when shared”
― Jon Krakauer


17. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert


18. “Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done.”
― Diana Gabaldon


19. “You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert


20. “I love you more than I hate everything else.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Landline

Rainbow Rowell


21. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” ― Dave Meurer


22. 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. – H. Norman Wright


23. Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til” death do us part is the length. – Fawn Weaver


24. You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you. -Richard Needham


25. 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


26. Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. – Amy Grant


27. 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


28. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mingon McLaughlin


29. “Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.” — Unknown


30.”An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” — Dame Agatha Christie

— Dame Agatha Christie


31. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half-shut afterwards.” — Benjamin Franklin


32. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” — Andre Maurois


33. “A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.” — Brendan Behan


34. “I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?” ― Shannon L. Alder


35. “There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” ― Homer, The Odyssey


36. “Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I’d have to give it up.”
― Mae West


37. “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”
― Ogden Nash


38. “The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl’s highest calling. I hope I am ready.” ― Nancy E. Turner


39. “The true measure of a man is how he treats you when others are not looking.” ― Alessandra Torre


40. “Not like this. He wanted it to be real.” ― Suzanne Collins

― Suzanne Collins

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