Marriage quotes and sayings

Marriages are made in heaven.
Proverb

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one a failure.
Herbert Samuel

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Michel de Montaigne

Marriage is nothing but a civil contract.
John Selde

Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.
Finnish Proverb

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

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Samuel Johnson

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse-pond.
Thomas Love Peacock

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

Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Beverley Nichols

In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all.
Anne Sophie Swetchine

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 until you fall in again.
Judith Viorst

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
Barnett R. Brickner

My definition of marriage:….it resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
Sydney Smith

A bachelor lives like a king and dies like a beggar.
L. S. Lowry

Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses.
English Proverb

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

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Marnie Reed Crowell

Marry in Lent, and you’ll live to repent.
Proverb

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Voltaire

Marriage is a step so grave and decisive that it attracts light-headed, variable men by its very awfulness.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Marriage is like life in this – that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses.
Robert Louis Stevenson

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Never marry for money. Ye’ll borrow it cheaper.
Scottish Proverb

A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
Jean Rostand

The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
Amy Grant

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

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.
Oscar Wilde

Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.
Ian Fleming

Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.
Chinese proverb

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Jane Austen

When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.
David Pryce-Jones

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

Remember that a successful marriage depends on two things: 1) Finding the right person. 2) Being the right person.
Anonymous

It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can.
George Bernard Shaw

Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.
Elbert Hubbard

Marriage is love personified.
Phoenix Flame

Marriage in modern times is regarded as a partnership of equals and no longer one in which the wife must be the subservient chattel of the husband.
Lord Keith of Kinkel

In married life three is company and two is none.
Oscar Wilde

Marry in haste, and repent at leisure.
Proverb

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

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
Robert Anderson

Like good wine, marriage gets better with age – once you learn to keep a cork in it.
Gene Perret

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.
Samuel Lichtenberg

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Oscar Wilde

Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
Samuel Johnson

You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. Successful marriage demands a certain death to self.
Jerry McCant

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl Buck

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
Helen Rowland

Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.
Kathleen Norris

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

Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.
French saying

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

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Peter de Vries

Marriage: The triumph of hope over experience.
Samuel Johnson