101 Inspirational Quotes About Marriage Which Capture The Joys And Frustrations Of Marriage

Marriages they say are made in heaven. True! This is a celestial bond which becomes complete on earth. Be it a love marriage or arranged by our near and dear ones, this is something which changes our lives forever. A husband and wife learn to grow together, and stay with one another through thick and thin. A marriage not only brings together two people or two souls but also creates a bond between two families, and as time passes by, the distinction which held them as two different families, becomes blur.

Husband and wife are called the better halves of each other and this is entirely true because a married couple complements each other in a way which is unparalleled. If a husband can see a true friend in his wife and the same is the equation of the wife, then their marriage ought to be a successful one. They should be able to share every thought with their spouse without any inhibition. It is not the similarities of a husband and wife that make a happy married life but how they respect the differences they have.

People who have been married have said thousands of things about it and they do make sense. Therefore, we have compiled them in a thread and brought it to you in the following section.

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness [is] only real when shared

- Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.

- Charlotte Brontë

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

- Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert

And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.

- Mostly Sally, P.G. Wodehouse

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

- Albert Einstein

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.

- Cher

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.

- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer

Marriage can wait, education cannot.

- A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.

- Selected Letters, Martha Gellhorn

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

- The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!

- T.D. Jakes

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

- Katharine Hepburn

If I get married, I want to be very married.

- Audrey Hepburn

When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.

- Margaret Atwood

Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

- The 2, Mae West

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married?

- Barbra Streisand

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.

- Outlander, Diana Gabaldon

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

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.

- Diaries of Adam & Eve, Mark Twain

Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.

- Groucho Marx

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.

- Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.

- Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.

- Henny Youngman

You can take this mouth this wound you want but you can't kiss and make it better.

- Why Things Burn, Daphne Gottlieb

One should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry.

- Oscar Wilde

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

- Agatha Christie

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people.

- Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

I love you more than I hate everything else.

- Landline, Rainbow Rowell

A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

- Dave Meurer

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

- Shannon L. Alder

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.

- The Love Dare, Stephen Kendrick

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.

- Joe Jones, Anne Lamott

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will.

- Robert Frost

Whoa, I'm your girlfriend now?" Archer shrugged. "We've tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I'm pretty sure we're married in some cultures.

- Spell Bound, Rachel Hawkins

We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other's dreams.

- Run, Kate Chisman

There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.

- Shannon L. Alder

Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.

- The Love Dare, Stephen Kendrick

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

- Groucho Marx

Not like this. He wanted it to be real.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I'm not married," he said softly, "because I can't stomach the idea of marrying a woman inferior to me in mind and spirit. It would mean the death of my soul.

- Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas

So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterward you went about as numb as a slave in a totalitarian state.

- The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Women may fall when there's no strength in men. Act II

- Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.

- Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker, Bonnie Eaker Weil

Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I'd have to give it up.

- Mae West

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

Never forget the nine most important words of any family- I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.

- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.

- Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy

Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.

- Mae West

Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.

- Bernard Branson

When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.

- Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

I wouldn't want to marry anybody who was wicked, but I think I'd like it if he could be wicked and wouldn't.

- Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery

Such silence has an actual sound, the sound of disappearance.

- Split: A Memoir of Divorce, Suzanne Finnamore

I married a damned cereal killer

- Nobody's Baby But Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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

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.

- The Odyssey, Homer

Never Let anyone tell you that you can't; show them that you can.

- Gloria Mallette

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.

- Nikola Tesla

I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

- George Carlin

One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one's life with her.

- The Painted Veil, W. Somerset Maugham

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

- Rodney Dangerfield

Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that is a treat.

- Joanne Woodward

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?

- Shannon L. Alder

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.

- Heart of the Matter, Emily Giffin

The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It's followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.

- Nora Ephron

Find a woman who makes you feel more alive. She won't make life perfect but she'll make it infinitely more interesting. And then love her with all that's in you.

- Shadows on the Sand, Gayle Roper

Catholics don't believe in divorce. We do believe in murder. There's always Confession, after all. --Brianna Fraser to Roger MacKenzie

- An Echo in the Bone, Diana Gabaldon

I take thee... to be my awful wedded husband

- Kiss an Angel, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.

- Joyce Brothers

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones

- Cher

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

- Travels with Charley: In Search of America, John Steinbeck

Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.

- John Wilmot

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

- Oscar Wilde

When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

- A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, Helen Rowland

If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person's soul.

- 300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage, Shannon L. Alder

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

Love is an act of endless forgiveness; a tender look which becomes a habit.

- Peter Ustinov

Marriage is not a process for prolonging the life of love, sir. It merely mummifies its corpse.

- The Small Bachelor, P.G. Wodehouse

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

- Pearl S. Buck

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

- Zsa Zsa Gabor

The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.

- Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Become the kind of person the kind of person you would like to marry would like to marry.

- Douglas Wilson

What a man wants is a mate and what a woman wants is infinite security,' and, ‘What a man is is an arrow into the future and a what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.

- The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.

- Zsa Zsa Gabor

He didn't marry you to become king. He became king because he wanted to marry you.

- The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner

To complain that I could only be married once was like complaining that I had only been born once.

- G.K. Chesterton

I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.

- Abraham Lincoln

Marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties

- Arthur Schopenhauer

I was steeped in denial, but my body knew.

- Split: A Memoir of Divorce, Suzanne Finnamore

Women leave their marriages when they can't take any more. Men leave when they find someone new.

- Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan

They say all marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.

- Clint Eastwood

And no bathroom on earth will make up for marrying a bearded man you hate.

- I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.

- Split: A Memoir of Divorce, Suzanne Finnamore

As Unto the bow the the cord is , So unto the man is woman; Though she bends him, she obeys him, Though she draws him , yet she follows: Useless each without the other.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

- Michel de Montaigne

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