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Marriage is a heavenly union of two souls, two families and sometimes even two diverse cultures. Two unique worlds with different stories, set of beliefs and lifestyles coming together to create a new world altogether for themselves is what a marriage is all about. It is not something that just happens but, something that you have to make every day with sincerity, love, trust, respect and the desire to stay together and not give up no matter what. And of course, the mandatory movie nights and brunch dates.

A marriage is surely not all smiles and laughter but, it's worth walking into and staying there for the rest of your lives. To honor and revel in the spirit of this godly union that a marriage is we've compiled a list of some of the best happy marriage quotes. (Not to forget some funny marriage quotes too ;)). These quotes are a true revelation of the happy sweetness and annoying saltiness of a marriage and they are bound to tug at your hearts or make you laugh at the bittersweet truth of them.

Read along and well, maybe even use them as your captions or statuses?!

Happy Marriage Quotes

1. A perfect happy marriage is simply two imperfect people loving each other and refusing to give up on each other no matter what.

2. "Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship. By this I mean a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company." -John Gottman

3. "A happy marriage is a union of two good forgivers." -Robert Quillen

4. "That’s my prescription for a happy marriage – marry someone who doesn’t do anything similar to what you do." -Maxine Kumin

5. "Marriage has made me a lot happier and I’m deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day." -Harry Connick, Jr.

6. "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

7. "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

8. "Who we marry is one of the most important decisions in life. One that will influence the level of happiness, growth, and success, like no other choice." -Nathan Workman

9. "A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short." -Andre Maurois

10. "Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." -Franz Schubert

11. "Marriage is the most natural state of man and the state in which you will find solid happiness." -Benjamin Franklin

12. "Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion. Protect and keep contributing to your investment." -Karen Gordon

13. "What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." -Leo Tolstoy

14. "The person you choose to marry will have a great influence in your life and in the decisions you make from the point of marriage onwards." -Peter Cain

15. "A happy marriage doesn't mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you've chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both." -Fawn Weaver

16. "No matter what the two of you have to face, it is possible to get through it together as long as you both have confidence in the marriage and in one another." -Tyler Green

17. "A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work." -Goldie Hawn

18. "Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There’s immense happiness that can come from working towards that." -Nick Cave

19. "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

20. "Marriage doesn't make you happy, you make your marriage happy." -Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

21. "When I'm weak, you can be strong; when I'm strong, you can be weak. That's what I believe marriage is." -Gisele Bundchen

22. "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

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

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

25. "A happy marriage is the world’s best bargain." -O.A. Battista

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

27. “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


Love Marriage Quotes

1. "Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage." -Ambrose Bierce

2. "Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it." -Boris Pasternak

3. "A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal." -Anne Lamott

4. "Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness." -Benjamin Franklin

5. "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

6. "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

7. "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 laong with marriage." -Tamera Mowry

8. "It’s lovely being a parent and being in a strong marriage with somebody who is your best friend." -Johnny Vegas

9. "Marriage is about love, but it is not first and foremost about love. First and foremost, marriage is about continuity and transmission." -Meir Soloveichik

10. "Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse." -Herman H. Kieval

11. "Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriage is our gift back to him." -L. Whitney Clayton

12. "Marriage is a thousand little things. It's giving up your right to be right in the heat of an argument. It's forgiving another when they let you down. It's loving someone enough to step down so they can shine. It's friendship. It's being a cheerleader and trusted confidant. It's a place of forgiveness that welcomes one home, and arms they can run to in the midst of a storm. It's grace." -Darlene Schacht

13. "Marriage is a form of discipline involving two people committing to a certain lifestyle and set of boundaries." -David Khalil

14. "Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred." -William O. Douglas

15. "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your ife with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." -When Harry met Sally

16. "Marriage is sharing life with your best friend, enjoying the journey along the way and arriving at every destination together." -Fawn Weaver

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

18. "Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story." -Jennifer Smith

19. "There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." -Martin Luther

20. "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

21. "Tragically, it never dawned on either of us that God might have a design for husbands and wives, and a good plan to protect and bless our marriage." -Kay Arthur

22. Your marriage is never defined by the size of the struggles you face. It is always defined by the commitment towards each other amidst those struggles.

23. "Then if marriage is not a contract, what is it? It is an unconditional commitment into which a man and woman enter for life." -H. Norman Wright

24. "I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for all your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children wee growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them—it was that promise." -Thornton Wilder

25. "If there is any skill needed by both persons in a marriage, it is the skill of listening." -John Savage

26. "When two people become one flesh by way of marriage, it is not only their hearts that are united but their minds and souls as well." -Julie Donner Andersen 

27. "Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fade, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat." -Joanne Woodward

28. "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

29. "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

30. "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 back in love again." -Judith Viorst

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

32. “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


Funny Marriage Quotes

1. "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

2. "Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?" -Groucho Marx

3. "After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate." -Mel Gibson

4. "I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all." -Lord Byron 

5. "My most brillint achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." - Winston Churchill

6. "Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married." -E. Stanley Jones

7. "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

8. "Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night." -St. Jerome

9. "Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not." -Albert Einstein

10. "A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband." -Michel de Montaigne

11. "Marriage is like a deck of cards. All you need in the beginning is two hearts and a diamond. After 10 years you need a club and spade." -Carrie

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

13. "The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." -Henny Youngman

14. "Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories." -John Wilmot

15. "All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble." -Raymond Hull

16. "Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up." -Evelyn Hendrick

17. "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

18. "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

19. "Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them." -Ogden Nash

20. "Marriage is an adventure, like going to war." -Gilbert K. Chesterton

21. "Marriage is when a man loses his bachelor's degree and a woman gets her masters degree." -Rama Kochhar

22. "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

23. "Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you." -Helen Rowland

24. "After 45 years of marriage, when I have an argument with my wife, if we don’t agree, we do what she wants. But, when we agree, we do what I want." -Jacques Pepin

25. "If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears." -Sigmund Freud

26. "When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that's a few steps ahead is the one that's mad." -Helen Rowland

27. "Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

28. "Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done." -Burt Reynolds

29. "It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass." -Rodney Dangerfield

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

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

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


Short Marriage Quotes

1. Marriage is annoying that one special person for the rest of your lives.

2. "Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." -Joseph Barth

3. "Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love." -Ellen Key

4. "I want the kind of marriage that makes my kids want to get married." -Emily Wierenga

5. "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day." -Andre Maurois

6. "If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love." -Michel de Montaigne

7. "Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is a conversation." -Oscar Wilde

8. "Marriage, at its core, is all about respect for the other person- and respect goes both ways." -Dr. Kevin Leman

9. "I first learned the concept of non-violence in my marriage." -Gandhi

10. "Marriage is about being a team." -Elijah Davidson

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

12. It isn't being perfect but, learning to enjoy each other's differences that make a successful marriage.

13. "Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside." -Frank Pittman

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

15. "A marriage doesn't have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other." -Jessica Simpson

16. "The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together." -Robert C. Dodds

17. "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." -Mingon McLaughlin

18. "Marriage provides the solace of worked-on friendship and the joy of being known profoundly." -Imogene Stubbs

19. "A great marriage isn't something that just happens; it's something that must be created." -Fawn Weaver

20. Leave the toilet seat down. Enough said.

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

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


So, these were some marriage quotes that we found were the absolute best; true enough to leave you smiling and of course, tickle your funny bone too.


Do you have any other marriage quotes to share? Write them in the comments below!

101+ Top Marriage Quotes That Celebrate The Union of Love

by Divya Arora

101+ Top Marriage Quotes That Celebrate The Union of Love