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Treat an inspirational marriage quote like the treasure that is it, for it is rarer than a hound's tooth.

There are lots of "marriage quotes," but most of them mock marriage. I suspect you're are looking for a marriage quote because a friend or relative is getting married, or perhaps even yourself (and if so, may every happiness bless your lives together!)

So in the interests of romance, I went searching for an inspirational marriage quote selection that rejoices in marriage. I haven't found a whole lot, but you may want to take a look at these other pages as well:

True Love Quotes

Shakespeare Love Quotes


 Happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short
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

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

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
Mark Twain

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last --more than passion or even sex!
Simone Signoret

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

Getting a dog is like getting married. It teaches you to be less self-centered, to accept sudden, surprising outbursts of affection, and not to be upset by a few scratches on your car.
Will Stanton

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
Sir James M. Barrie

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. 
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. 
Peter De Vries

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. 
Barnett R. Brickner

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, Solitaire & Double Solitaire

This is a favorite inspirational marriage quote:

The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity. 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. 
Dr. James C. Dobson

We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It's called love.  
Gene Perret

A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. 
African Proverb

[W]hen 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.  
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
Dad was told by mother
You can't have one without the other.
Sammy Cahn in the song "Love and Marriage". The song was first aired by Frank Sinatra, for whom it was a million-seller.)

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Traditional Jewish marriage vow


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Mr. & Mrs. Ellison's Page.

Weddings haven't really changed much the past couple of centuries.  There is still a blushing bride, and an awkward groom.  Sully Jepson of St. Paul sent in this photo of her maternal great grandparents, and contributed many of the quotes on this page. They no doubt shared an inspirational marriage quote at their wedding too.


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