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Marriage has its ups and downs and is a trial through and through, one that you and your partner undertake together. And I believe that these husband and wife quotes here help symbolize that special relationship perfectly.

Sure, things can hit a rough patch sometimes. There are times when I’m angry at my husband and times where he’s displeased with something I mess up. That’s the most normal part of every relationship.

Trust me, there’s no fairy tale dream of a perfect marriage where you’re always living in harmony. Even two people who are so alike are bound to rub one another the wrong way at some point.

A truly successful marriage is realizing that the bad stuff rarely ever happens and that there is a lot more good than bad in a healthy husband and wife relationship.

At the end of the day, you two said the fateful “I do” for a reason and promised to be together through the good and the tough. I’m just here to remind you of that through a collection of quotes that will undoubtedly touch your heart.

Inspirational Quotes About Marriage

Inspirational Quotes About Marriage

Getting married is a defining act in a husband-wife relationship and one that you’re never going to forget. Here are some quotes to remind you just how special that moment was for you.

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

2. “Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.” – Susan B. Anthony

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3. “The highest happiness on earth is marriage.” – William Lyon Phelps

4. “Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.” – Sophia Bush

5. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

6. “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” – Harville Hendrix

7. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” – Tom Mullen

8. “A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.” – Fawn Weaver

9. “Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.” – Boris Pasternak

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10. “I have a best friend as a husband, and he is my number one supporter. He’s a family man, and he’s always giving back to God. That is what makes him a beautiful man. We’re not perfect by any means, but that makes us beautiful as well. We’re not afraid to say we’re not perfect. We have our disagreements, but that comes along with marriage.” – Tamera Mowry

11. “Marriage stands the test of time when both you and your spouse work towards making things better. And we are tested the most when we face adversities. If you can sail through the adversities as one, as a team, then you have won half the battle.” – Unknown

12. “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

13. “True love stands by each other’s side on good days and stands closer on bad days.” – Unknown

14. “Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.” – Marilyn Monroe

15. “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness.” – Benjamin Frank

16. “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

17. “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

18. “May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” – Rumi

19. “A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.” – Unknown

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20. “If I get married, I want to be very married.” – Audrey Hepburn

21. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” – Nicholas Sparks

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

23. “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

24. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther

25. “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

26. “Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.” – Fawn Weaver

27. “A husband and wife may disagree on many things but they must absolutely agree on this: to never, ever give up.” – Unknown

28. “Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.” – Oscar Wilde

Funny Marriage Quotes

Funny Marriage Quotes

What is marriage without a good sense of humor? Boring is what it is. Couples who laugh together stay together – that’s where these funny husband and wife quotes come in. 

1. “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” – Prince Phili

2. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill

3. “Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.” – Ogden Nash

4. “My parents only had one argument in 45 years. It lasted 43 years.” – Cathy Ladman

5. “A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham

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

7. “A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” – Diane Sawyer

8. “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” – Agatha Christie

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

10. “When we got married I told my wife ‘If you leave me, I’m going with you.’ And she never did.” – James Fineous McBride

11. “Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he’ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.” – Helen Rowland

12. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.” – Joyce Brothers

13. “Marriage is like pantyhose. It all depends on what you put into it.” – Phyllis Schlafly

14. “Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life.” – Unknown

15. “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

16. “Husband and wife relationships are like the relationship of Tom and Jerry. They are often seen teasing and fighting, but can’t live without each other.” – Unknown 

17. “Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.” – Pauline Thomason

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18. “It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass.” – Rodney Dangerfield

19. “The older theory was, marry an older man because they’re more mature. But the new theory is men don’t mature. Marry a younger one.” – Rita Rudner

20. “The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do.” – H. L. Mencken

21. “Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.” – Beverley Nichols

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

23. “I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

Sweet Love Quotes About Marriage

Sweet Love Quotes About Marriage

1. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to be loved by the person you love is everything.” – Unknown

2. “Marriage is like vitamins: we supplement each other’s minimum daily requirements.” – Kathy Mohnke

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

4. “Never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you cannot live without.” – Unknown

5. “It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and you cannot remember how you ever lived without them.” – Unknown

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

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7. “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” – Franz Schubert

8. “There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.” – Menander

9. “We had a happy marriage because we were together all the time. We were friends as well as husband and wife. We just had a good time.” – Julia Child

10. “I regard the rights of men and women equal. In Love’s fair realm, husband and wife are king and queen, sceptered and crowned alike, and seated on the self-same throne.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

11. “In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you.” – Unknown

12. “Remember that I love you.” – Kimya Dawson

13. “I love you forever, not maybe. You are my one true love.” – Lana Del Rey, Off To The Races

14. “Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” – Unknown

15. “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.” – Unknown

16. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

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17. “Love is sharing your popcorn.” – Charles Schultz

18. “When I follow my heart, it leads me to you.” – Unknown

19. “I love you the most in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.” – John Keats

20. “Hold my hand and I’ll go anywhere with you.” – Unknown

21. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

22. “The best day of my life was meeting you, now I get to do it every single day.” – Unknown

23. “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” – Unknown

24. “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C. S. Lewis

25. “In you I’ve found the love of my life and my closest, truest friend.” — Unknown

Anniversary Quotes

Anniversary Quotes

The other significant event between you and your hubby tends to be your anniversary. It’s the event that signifies a threshold that a strong marriage has passed on the road that you and your partner have been travelling and will hopefully never end.

It’s a period that isn’t signified by the trivial anniversary gifts you give on these individual thresholds, but simply expressing how much you mean to one another.

Here are some powerful husband and wife quotes for anniversaries:

1. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.” – The Fault in Our Stars

2. “You have made me a complete person. You are everything to me. And I cannot think of living life without you. And I love you forever.” – David Gest

3. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland

4. “Real love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

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5. “Maybe that’s what love is. Having someone who guides you through different experiences, coaxes you to try news things but still makes you feel safe.” – Wally Lamb, We Are Water

6. “I don’t call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don’t flatter me.” – Charlotte Brontë

7. “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi

8. “I’m much more me when I’m with you.” – Unknown

9. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” – Cassandra Clare

10. “Here’s my love, take it. Here’s my soul, use it. Here’s my heart, don’t break it. Here’s my hand, hold it and together we will make it forever.” – Unknown

11. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” – Nicholas Sparks

12. “There is no mystery – that’s the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we stay. What a miracle that is.” – Unknown

13. “Words simply cannot tell how much I love you. There aren’t enough words in the world to express my feelings for you, so I will just say: I love you.” – Unknown

14. “Forever is a long time, but I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side.” – He Is We, I Wouldn’t Mind

15. “As we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change I will always keep falling in love with you.” – Karen Clodfelder

16. “I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.” – Steve Maraboli

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17. “I love you and it’s getting worse.” – Joseph E. Morris

18. “His calm and gentle tone was like an anchor in a ferocious sea, keeping me from drifting into a current of heartache.” – K. M. Golland, Discovering Stella

19. “Whatever our souls are made of, [yours] and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë

20. “I carry your heart with me and I am never without it.” — E. E. Cummings

21. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Leo Christopher

22. “I just want you to know that when I picture myself happy, it’s with you.” – Unknown

23. “I love you much, most beautiful darling, more than anyone on the earth, and I like you better than everything in the sky.” – E. E. Cummings

24. “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” – Jean Illsley Clarke

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25. “I swear when our lips touch, I can taste the next sixty years of my life.” – Unknown

26. “I trust you: That’s huge. That’s the truth. That’s real love. Everyone uses ‘I love you’ so loosely.” – Justin Chatwin

28. “Sometimes you get lucky and find a soul that grooves with yours.” – Unknown

28. “I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.” – Elizabeth Evans

29. “Forever is a measure of time used by people who share an ordinary love. Our extraordinary love is immeasurable For us, forever just won’t do.” – Steve Maraboli

30. “I want you for always… Days, years, eternities.” – Franz Schubert

Sentimental Wife Quotes

Sentimental Wife Quotes

1. “In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” – Caroline Kennedy

2. “I love you more than my own skin.” – Frida Kahlo

3. “The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.” – Helen Mirren 

4. “My husband is my best friend, my greatest support, my biggest comfort, my strongest motivation, my truest smile, my deepest love, my favorite, my forever. He has me. Entirely.” – Unknown 

5. “My husband has made me laugh. Wiped my tears. Hugged me tight. Watched me succeed. Seen me fail. Kept me strong. My husband is a promise that I will have a friend forever.” – Unknown

6. “After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6 degrees of marriage.” – Mignon McLaughlin

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

8. “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” – Barbara De Angelis

9. “I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” – Cassandra Clare

10. “I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

11. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” – Virginia Woolf

12. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” – Angelita Lim

13. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

14. “My world becomes monochrome when I hug you goodbye in the morning until you return home in the evening when it becomes colorful again. I miss you.” – Unknown

15. “You are my always and forever. My happily ever after. My soulmate. My best friend. My dream come true. My one and only. My shoulder to lean on. My heart to melt into. My husband. My everything. For always!” — Unknown

16. “Dear husband, love isn’t a big enough word for us.” — Unknown

Caring Husband Quotes

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1. “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein

2. “What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” – Tad Carpenter

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

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

5. “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” – Fred Rogers 

6. “After seven years of marriage, I am sure of two things: First, never wallpaper together and second, you’ll need two bathrooms… both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in.” – Dennis Miller

7. “Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” – Jerry Seinfeld

8. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” – Roy Croft

9. “Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

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10. “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

11. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse

12. “I wish there was a word more than ‘love’ itself to convey what I feel for you.” – Faraaz Kazi

13. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

14. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way” – Pablo Neruda

15. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

16. “If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.” – W. H. Auden

17. “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar

In Conclusion

These numerous husband and wife quotes are but a fraction of the endless ways a married couple can express their adoration for each other and just how much they mean to each other.

These loving, silly, and sometimes cute love quotes are a great way to show what love means for others. Maybe they can help reignite a lost spark in your relationship and find your way back for when the hard times hit and things come into question.

Make sure your marital bond remains strong and unwavering in the face of adversity. It’s one of the most important relationships you’ll have in your life besides those with your parents, children, and friends.

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