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

— Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

— Friedrich Nietzsche

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

— Oscar Wilde

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.

— James C. Dobson

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

— Michel de Montaigne

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

— Martin Luther

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

— Winston Churchill

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

— Marilyn Monroe

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

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

— Franz Schubert

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

— Doug Larson

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.

— Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

— Henny Youngman

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.

— James H. Boren

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

— Benjamin Franklin

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

— Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

— Groucho Marx

I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.

— Bette Davis

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

— Honore de Balzac

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

— Bill Cosby

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

— Katharine Hepburn

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.

— Jean Kerr

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

— Joseph Campbell

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

— Mae West

Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn’t they’d be married too.

— H. L. Mencken

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

— Honore de Balzac

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.

— Red Skelton

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

— John Steinbeck

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.

— Erma Bombeck

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

— Zsa Zsa Gabor

Never get married in college it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake.

— Elbert Hubbard

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

— Mae West

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

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

— Ambrose Bierce

Marriage 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

Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.

— Erma Bombeck

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.

— Prince Philip

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

— Rodney Dangerfield

There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.

— Clint Eastwood

Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.

— Groucho Marx

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

— Sacha Guitry

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

— Andre Maurois

There is nothing nobler or 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

Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.

— Woody Allen

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.

— Ellen Key

By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We’re like other couples. We do not get along perfectly we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.

— Barbara Mandrell

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

— Michel de Montaigne

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

— Ambrose Bierce

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

— H. L. Mencken

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later for another thing, they die earlier.

— H. L. Mencken

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.

— Henry Ward Beecher

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

— Brendan Behan

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.

— Katharine Hepburn

I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don’t spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.

— Reese Witherspoon

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

— Samuel Johnson

It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.

— Euripides

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

— W. Somerset Maugham

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren’t.

— Sacha Guitry

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.

— Joey Adams

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

— Mignon McLaughlin

There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

— Princess Diana

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.

— Josh Billings

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?

— Barbra Streisand

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.

— Abigail Adams

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

— A. P. Herbert

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

— Rita Rudner

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

— Honore de Balzac

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

The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.

— Cyril Connolly

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.

— Eddie Cantor

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.

— Sydney J. Harris

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

— Zsa Zsa Gabor

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.

— Thornton Wilder

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

— Andre Maurois

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.

— Enid Bagnold

All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.

— Raymond Hull

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.

— Jackie Kennedy

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

— Honore de Balzac

It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

— Benjamin Disraeli

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

— Helen Rowland

Marriage is nature’s way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.

— Alan King

Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.

— Edwin Louis Cole

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.

— Isadora Duncan

Marriage should be a duet – when one sings, the other claps.

— Joe Murray

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

— George Santayana

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.

— Billy Connolly

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

— Jane Austen

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

— Moliere

It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.

— Jasmine Guy

Plant and your spouse plants with you weed and you weed alone.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.

— Michel de Montaigne

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.

— Alexander Pope

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

— Peter De Vries

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

— Joseph Joubert

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can’t decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.

— Rita Rudner

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That’s why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.

— Loretta Lynn

It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying it’s separating himself from all the others.

— Helen Rowland

She’s been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.

— Henny Youngman

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

— St. Jerome

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.

— Ogden Nash

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.

— Jeremy Taylor

Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn’t even have when you were on your own.

— Eddie Cantor

Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.

— Sophia Bush

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.

— Barbara Bush

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.

— Herbert Spencer

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

— Peter De Vries

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued.

— Helen Rowland

I’ve had an exciting time I married for love and got a little money along with it.

— Rose Kennedy

Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.

— Johnny Carson

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.

— Jean Giraudoux

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you’ll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples.

— Neil Simon

Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There’s always something.

— Will Cuppy

I don’t think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.

— Frank Carson

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.

— Emma Goldman

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife she has thought much worse things about you.

— Jean Rostand

Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house.

— Jean Kerr

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.

— Alphonse Karr

When I get married, it’ll be no secret.

— Elvis Presley

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom wait until they have been married longer.

— E. W. Howe

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

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.

— John Boehner

When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned.

— Marie Osmond

I like getting married, but I don’t like being married.

— Don Adams

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.

— Ann Landers

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!

— Patrice Leconte

I enjoy being single, but I loved being married.

— Stephanie Mills

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

— Gerald Brenan

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.

— W. H. Auden

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.

— Jack Kingston

Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.

— Lewis Grizzard

A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.

— Jean de la Bruyere

Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest.

— Yoko Ono

It’s not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.

— David Byrne

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.

— Sam Levenson

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.

— Helen Gahagan

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

— Stephen Leacock

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.

— George Jessel

If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.

— Alan King

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

— Hesiod

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.

— Catherine Zeta-Jones

But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?

— Mary Astell

Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you.

— Wendy Liebman

Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families.

— Melissa Bean

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

— George Jessel

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.

— George Ade

Marriage, like money, is still with us and, like money, progressively devalued.

— Robert Graves

There’s nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.

— Steven Curtis Chapman

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.

— A. P. Herbert

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

— Beverley Nichols

Marriage is an exercise in torture.

— Frances Conroy

Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.

— Antisthenes

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife’s spirits.

— John Gay

I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.

— Keith O’Brien

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They’re too considerate to get married.

— Finley Peter Dunne

One was never married, and that’s his hell another is, and that’s his plague.

— Robert Burton

I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend… to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.

— Bill Frist

I married beneath me, all women do.

— Nancy Astor

I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I’ve got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I’ve got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.

— James Ellroy

I think it’s something that needs to be said – that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there’s nothing wrong with it.

— Tia Mowry

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?

— Gary Becker

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.

— Jane Harrison

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.

— Michael Bergin

Marriage is a financial contract I have enough contracts already.

— Linda Fiorentino

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.

— John Lyly

Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.

— Mickey Rooney

I’ve had two proposals since I’ve been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money.

— Ruth Rendell

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

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

— Martin Luther

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

— Mark Twain

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

— Oscar Wilde

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.

— C. S. Lewis

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.

— William Shakespeare

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

— Oscar Wilde

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.

— Benjamin Franklin

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.

— Barack Obama

When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.

— Joseph Campbell

So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.

— Ellen DeGeneres

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.

— Kinky Friedman

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

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

— Socrates

Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.

— Marilyn Monroe

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

The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.

— Eminem

The heart of marriage is memories and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

— Bill Cosby

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

— George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.

— George Bernard Shaw

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.

— George Bernard Shaw

I’m 0 for 3 with marriage – the scoreboard doesn’t lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.

— Charlie Sheen

I tried marriage. I’m 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer – I believe in numbers. I’m not going 0 for 4. I’m not wearing a golden sombrero.

— Charlie Sheen

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.

— John Wooden

I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.

— Mitt Romney

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

— Barack Obama

Marriage is like life – it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.

— Ron Paul

What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to hospitals, that allow them to be, to transfer property between partners, to make certain that they’re not discriminated on the job.

— Barack Obama

I don’t think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

— Joel Osteen

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.

— Pope John Paul II

I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.

— Kim Kardashian

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

— Voltaire

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

— Voltaire

My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s the position I’ve had for some time, and I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point… Or ever, by the way.

— Mitt Romney

I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things – such as traditional marriage – that, I think, express a community’s concern and regard for a particular institution.

— Barack Obama

I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.

— Barack Obama

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.

— Bertrand Russell

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?

— H. L. Mencken

I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.

— Joel Osteen

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest.

— H. L. Mencken

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

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.

— Ann Landers

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.

— H. L. Mencken

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.

— Mitt Romney

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.

— Al Goldstein

And let me make this very clear – unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America’s first liberty: the freedom of religion.

— Mitt Romney

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

Culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matters. Now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debates from time to time, so it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.

— Mitt Romney

I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.

— Gloria Steinem

I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone.

— Faith Hill

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.

— Julia Child

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.

— George Eliot

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.

— Rodney Dangerfield

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.

— Iris Murdoch

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.

— Rodney Dangerfield

Marriage is the death of hope.

— Woody Allen

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

— Henny Youngman

Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.

— Hubert H. Humphrey

I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.

— Billy Graham

Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?

— Hillary Clinton

The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.

— Billy Graham

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit out of it.

— W. Somerset Maugham

I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.

— Hillary Clinton

Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I’m in. So I’m no expert on it.

— Hillary Clinton

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.

— Rowan D. Williams

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.

— Colin Powell

Marriage is a great institution.

— Elizabeth Taylor

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.

— Soren Kierkegaard

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

— William Hazlitt

A woman asking ‘Am I good? Am I satisfied?’ is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.

— Barbara Cartland

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I’m afraid it did.

— Bette Davis

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

— Thomas Moore

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.

— Jackie Kennedy

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

— Honore de Balzac

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.

— Maximilian Schell

After marriage, a woman’s sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man’s so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.

— Helen Rowland

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

— William Penn

Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.

— Joey Adams

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.

— George Eliot

Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the ‘will of the people’ goes out the window.

— Bill Maher

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.

— Richard Armour

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know.

— Bette Davis

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.

— Jim Samuels

I’m so wrapped up in my work that it’s often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.

— Jim Carrey

Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?

— Ted Olson

I’m most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don’t have that, you really don’t have very much.

— Bob Newhart

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

— Andre Maurois

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

— Simone Signoret

A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

— Samuel Butler

In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that’s called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.

— Colin Powell

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?

— Samuel Butler

I’m also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage – which no previous society has ever believed.

— Alain de Botton

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

— Gloria Steinem

I like marriage. The idea.

— Toni Morrison

I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don’t know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.

— Elizabeth Edwards

Never again! I can see no reason for marriage – ever at all. I’ve had it. Three times is enough.

— Ingrid Bergman

Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view?

— William Shatner

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

— Jane Austen

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

— Rita Rudner

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

— Helen Rowland

I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself you want to try even harder to make it work.

— Princess Diana

Marriage changes everything.

— Marilyn Manson

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don’t know, but they do.

— Earl Warren

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

— Dick Gregory

I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don’t care if it’s called marriage. I don’t care if it’s called, you know, domestic partnership. I don’t care what it’s called.

— Ellen DeGeneres

Books and marriage go ill together.

— Moliere

But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it’s not how our similarities work together it’s how our differences work together.

— Michael J. Fox

Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.

— George W. Bush

Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.

— Jerry Seinfeld

A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage.

— Chris Rock

Many of these strong marriage quotes are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these strong marriage quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other strong marriage quotes may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult quotes, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

For some strong marriage quotes, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings. I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these strong marriage quotes in your daily life because some of these quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions

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