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Wedding and Marriage Quotes & Sayings

If you're planning to give a speech at the wedding, you might want to use some of the wedding and marriage quotes given by the famous people throughout history. They range from wise and funny, to sometimes quite unusual thoughts about marriage and weddings. The best thing you can do is look up and choose those that would fit well in your wedding speech or toast.

Here are some of the most popular wedding and marriage quotations, proverbs and sayings:

"If you would marry suitably, marry your equal." ~ Ovid

"Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife." ~ Euripides

"Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain." ~ Euripides

"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 like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out." ~ Michel de Montaigne

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

"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul." ~ Honore de Balzac

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove". ~ William Shakespeare

"Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock." ~ Ernest Hemingway

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

"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

"My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked." ~ Winston Churchill

"One man's folly is another man's wife." ~ Helen Rowland

"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

"Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly." ~ Voltaire

"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

"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

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love." ~ Pearl Buck

"I pay very little regard... to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person." ~ Jane Austen

"A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"All marriages are mixed marriages." ~ Chantal Saperstein

"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

"I tended to place my wife under a pedestal." ~ Woody Allen

"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet." ~ Mae West

"Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day." ~ Mickey Rooney

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