Marriage quotes: A bride and groom stand in front of an officiant

Vows. Speeches. Toasts. And more toasts.

Come wedding day, there are plenty of people picking up the mic. And while we love to see the creative genius that comes out in a quality wedding toast, we understand if you need a few wise words to fill in the cracks. And, if you’re looking for a marriage quote that will inspire guests to clink champagne glasses, you came to the right place.

From classic authors to pop culture icons, men and women throughout history continue to share their marriage advice and anecdotes. Below, we’re sharing 60 beautiful wedding quotes on love and marriage.

60 Marriage Quotes to Use on Your Wedding Day

Marriage quotes: A bride and groom read their vows at the altar

Below, we’re sharing 60 romantic quotes to use on your special day. Whether you’re crafting weep-worthy vows or putting the final touches on your best man speech, hopefully these fine words will fit with your own.

  1. “My darling, all I want is to chase beautiful dreams with you.” – Alexandra Vasiliu, Blooming
  2. “Love is not a reflection of your soul, but of the way your soul fits with another.” – Ariana Dancu
  3. “Day by day and night by night, we were together — all else has been forgotten by me.” – Walt Whitman
  4. “A happy marriage is about three things: memories of togetherness, forgiveness of mistakes, and a promise to never give up on each other.” – Surabhi Surendra
  5. “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
  6. “Look closely at the present you are constructing. It could look like the future you are dreaming.” – Alice Walker
  7. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  8. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  9. “Here’s what love is: A smoke made out of lovers’ sighs. When the smoke clears love is a fire burning in your lover’s eyes.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  10. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
  11. “I’ve loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. What would be more reasonable than to marry you?” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  12. “And if love be madness, may I never find sanity again.” – John Mark Green
  13. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
  14. “I wish I’d done everything on earth with you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  16. “Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that made you smile.” – Audrey Hepburn
  17. “If you are not too long, I will wait for you here all my life.” – Oscar Wilde
  18. “Immature love says, I love you because I need you, mature love says I need you because I love you.” – Winston Churchill
  19. “Creating a happy marriage begins with choosing the right spouse.” – Fawn Weaver
  20. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  21. “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
  22. “Love is a better teacher than duty.” – Albert Einstein
  23. “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
  24. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.” – Truman Capote
  25. “I finally understood what true love meant. Love meat that you care for another person’s happiness more than you own, no matter how painful the choices you face may be.” – Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
  26. “If you would be loved, love and be loveable.” – Benjamin Franklin
  27. “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
  28. “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
  29. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  30. “To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  31. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
  32. “Passion is momentary; love is enduring.” – John Wooden
  33. “I have found the paradox that, if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more to love.” – Mother Teresa
  34. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  35. ​”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
  36. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – George Eliot Adam Bede
  37. “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love.” Lana Del Ray
  38. “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.” – Mawlana Jalal-al Din Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi
  39. “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
  40. “Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” – Richard Bach
  41. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  42. ​​​​”Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signoret
  43. “While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.” – Jason Hendeles
  44. “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.” – Darlene Schacht
  45. “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” – Leo Tolstoy
  46. “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.” – Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally
  47. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill
  48. “A happy marriage is a long conversation, which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
  49. “A good marriage is like a good trade: Each thinks he got the better deal.” – Ivern Ball
  50. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss
  51. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
  52. “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by one me is your doing, my darling).” – E.E. Cummings
  53. ​​​​”The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  54. “The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.” – William Lyon Phelps
  55. “You don’t marry one person; you marry three: The person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” – Richard Needham
  56. “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.” – Roy Croft
  57. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
  58. “I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  59. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes
  60. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Put Those Wedding Quotes to Good Use

Marriage quotes: Two bridesmaids giving their speech at a wedding

Between raising your glasses (one or two times), promising to spend the rest of your lives together, and writing dozens (if not hundreds) of thank you notes, we’re sure you can put the above list of quotes to good use.

Whether you’re writing a waterworks speech, a letter to your significant other, or a thank you note to your families and friends, hopefully you can find inspiration in the above words of wisdom.

Remember that most Greenvelope online wedding invitations come complete with save the dates and thank you notes within the ensemble, all of which can be easily customized.

To create a level of personalization, add one of the above marriage quotes to your invitation or thank you wording. And from all of us at Greenvelope, have a wonderful wedding day! Cheers!