The day you’ve celebrated your love and made a lifelong commitment to your partner, in front of all your friends and family, is a day to remember! But that only marked the beginning of your marriage.

You’ve embarked on a journey filled with highs and lows. No matter how much time has passed since you’ve made you vows, there’s so much more left to create incredible memories.

If it’s your wedding anniversary or you struggle to write a speech for a friend that is about to get married, we’ve got you covered. The following list of marriage quotes will definitely inspire you to send a meaningful message.

A great marriage is about love, commitment, respect and friendship. It’s about knowing that whatever happens, your partner is there for you and vice versa. It’s about becoming a strong team that can survive any obstacle. If you have all this, know that you are truly blessed. It might not always be easy, but together you can find a solution for everything.

Here are 30 marriage quotes to celebrate the power of your bond:

Let there be spaces in your togetherness, […And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.


KAHLIL GIBRAN (more Kahlil Gibran quotes)

When I have learned to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.


C.S. LEWIS (more C. S. Lewis quotes)

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

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


RONALD REAGAN

Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.


MAGGIE REYES

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


MAE WEST

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.


ZIG ZIGLAR

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


FREDRICH NIETZSCHE (more Friedrich Nietzsche quotes)

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?


GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot quotes)

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


DAVE MEURER

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


SIMONE SIGNORET

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.


OSCAR WILDE (more Oscar Wilde quotes)

Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal.


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (more William Shakespeare quotes)

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

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

Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment.


KAREN GORDON

Your marriage is a glorious bond but don’t take it as an easy task. It is meant to be worked upon similar to all of your other relationships.


RAYMOND EIDO

Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what’s leftover after you have given your best to everyone else.


DAVE WILLIS

Simply put, a marriage is not a marriage without the existence of two individuals who promised to love each other.


JESSICA GARDNER

Stay tethered: live your vows. Your relationship is counting on it.


NGINA OTIENDE

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.


SAMUEL RICHARDSON

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JULIA ROBERTS

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

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


ELIZABETH GILBERT (more Elizabeth Gilbert quotes)

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.


WINSTON CHURCHILL

A strong marriage rarely has two people strong at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moment the other is weak.


ASHLEY WILLIS

Your absence has not taught me to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.


DOUG FETHERLING

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.


EPICURUS

In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.


RUMI (more Rumi quotes)

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.


MARTIN LUTHER