A “Perfect Marriage” is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.
Marriage: That delightful institution that older generations cherish and revere and millennials can’t seem to find the point of. We’ve gathered together the best and most inspirational marriage quotes from around the web to remind you that, like any relationship, marriage takes work but it is almost always worth it in the end.
If you’re wrong and you shut up, you’re wise. If you’re right and you shut up, you’re married.
A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
-Ruth Bell Graham
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”- Maya Angelou
We’ve all faced those familial concerns: he’s not good enough for you; she’s not the right person for you to marry. Once you’ve fallen in love, those concerns are often the easiest thing to disregard. There is no hurdle that you can’t leap once you’ve realized that you’ve found that one person that you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Successful Marriage Quotes
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
Marriage Advice Quotes
Don’t ever stop dating your wife, and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.
Marriage Anniversary Quotes
“I still fall for you every day.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupery
You don’t fall in love just once. Even after you’ve found that special someone, you will spend the rest of your life falling in love with them over and over, ever day. You don’t have to try to fall in love. All you have to do is be open and receptive to receive love from another person, and give all the love that you can spare in return.
“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.” – When Harry Met Sally
There is no word that can truly describe that amazing feeling when you realize that you’ve found that special someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with. It’s like finding the final piece to a puzzle that you didn’t know was missing, but it fits like it was made for you nonetheless. You can become truly whole without ever having to lose any part of yourself.
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” –Ursula K. Le Guin
Love isn’t a thing that you can take and set up on your mantle to ignore until it’s time to dust it again. It is something that has to be maintained and worked on and continually renewed. It will take on a life of its own, but it cannot do that without some help from you and your special someone. If you don’t neglect love, it will thrive.
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
This was probably best portrayed in the children’s movie “Happy Feet.” The penguins sing until they find that one special someone whose song completes their own. That is marriage, in a perfectly wrapped package. You find that one special someone whose song completes the song in your own heart and then you build a life with them.
“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple leans to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
No one is perfect, and if we were, the world would be unbearably boring. Marriage isn’t finding the perfect person for you. Marriage is simply finding that person who enjoys your differences, and whose differences you can enjoy in turn. It’s a fantastic balance, a partnership that never even approaches perfection, but it does create love and that, above all else, is what is important.
“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 more important, in any relationship, than communication. The ability to talk to one another should be the foremost concern before you even consider getting married. Things like careers and sex and children will come and go because even children move on with time. A good conversation is something that should be cherished, because it will never grow old, even if you do.
“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” –Albert Einstein
We’ve all tripped over love from time to time. We’ve had those relationships where we think we’re in love but they turn out to be all wrong for us. That’s tripping over love. Cupid has tried to shoot you with his arrow but his aim was poor. Falling in love, though, is when his aim is true: the arrow pierces your heart and there is no going back.
Dr. Seuss had it right: People are weird. Once you’ve come to terms with that fact, it’s much easier to accept the weirdness in yourself and look for a compatible weirdness in someone else. Once you’ve found that, then you’ve found the key to a long and happy marriage. Don’t be ashamed of your weird. Instead, embrace it. Flaunt it! You’ll be surprised what it brings into your life.
Happy Marriage Quotes
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Marois
When you’re happily married and in love, there is never enough time in the world to spend with each other. Eventually, that fateful friend known as death will catch up to all of us, and when that happens, all you can do is remember the conversations that you’ve had and dream of the ones that you will have in the future when you meet again.
Marriage is a delicate dance and at the same time it is an unbreakable partnership between to amazing individuals that decided that they would be better together than apart. Let these inspirational marriage quotes remind you of what you’re looking for when you get married and what you’ll be missing out on if you skip those vows.
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