Famous Marriage Quotes

“Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“My toughest fight was with my first wife.” — Muhammad Ali

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

“I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.” — Will Rogers

“If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in life could compensate for it.” — Lawana Blackwell

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity. — Honore de Balzac

“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” — Socrates

Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself. — Jeremy Taylor

Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. — Lao Tzu

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

“Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a whole day.” — Mickey Rooney

Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity – everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul. — Thomas More

“I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.” — Woody Allen

Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. — Benjamin Franklin

“Man’s best possession is a sympathetic wife.” — Euripides

“Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.” — Euripides