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inspirational marriage quotes for couples

Don’t you love a good quote that captures so much wisdom about life in just a few words or sentences?

After reading this inspiring article, we hope you will find one, or two quotes that will resonate with you and give you an extra boost when you need it or a simple idea to improve your marriage!

Memorize your favorites, print and place it on your fridge, kitchen cupboard, or hang it in your living room.

30+ Inspirational marriage quotes for couples


“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” Zig Ziglar


“Ask yourself each morning, “what can I do to make my spouse’s life better today?”. And then, do it.”


“Friendship fuels the flames of romance because it offers the best protection against feeling adversarial toward your spouse.” – John Gottman, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work


“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” – Robert C. Dodds

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford


“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” Simone Signoret


“Marriage is a life-long journey which thrives on love, commitment, trust, communication, patience, and companionship.” – Ashley and Marcus Kusi

Inspiring marriage quotes for couples


“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer


“Great marriages are contagious. If you want a great marriage, surround yourself with couples who have one.”

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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  Epicurus


“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale, it’s a choice.” – Fawn Weaver

12. “Marriage is not a 50/50 partnership, it’s a 100/100.”


“A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage.” John C. Maxwell


“A couple that plays together stays together.

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“In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling.

You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions, you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.”  Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage


“Praying for your marriage is never time wasted.”


“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham


“Figure out how to forgive and do it over, and over again.”

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“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


“You should value your spouse’s opinion more than that of your co-workers, family, and friends.” Ashley and Marcus Kusi


“We are individuals, but accomplish more together.” Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher

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“Appreciating your spouse helps you notice and focus on the positives in your relationship more easily.” Marcus and Ashley


“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden


“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn


“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” Franz Schubert


“Gratitude is the fastest road to happiness in a marriage.” Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott


“It takes a stronger man to be emotionally vulnerable.”  Ashley and Marcus Kusi

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“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make- not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” Barbara De Angelis


“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” Zig Ziglar


“The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.” Fawn Weaver


“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin

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“Your spouse will not be the same person you married, they will evolve through their life, as you should.” Marcus and Ashley Kusi


“Love is a choice you make every day.” – Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages


Always remember, you are on the same team!”


“There is no feeling in the world like knowing you have a partner to face whatever life throws at you.” A. M. Kusi The Orchard Inn

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Benefits of inspirational marriage quotes

Whenever you are down in your marriage, struggling, or need a pick me up, reading inspiring marriage quotes may be the answer. In other words, inspirational marriage quotes will inspire and help you stand strong when everything seems to be falling apart.

As newlyweds, when we were struggling to adjust to married life, I sometimes read inspirational marriage quotes.  The marriage quotes I read were about 3 in total, but they really helped me during our first year of marriage. – Marcus

As a result, we hope some of the inspirational marriage quotes we have had the opportunity to read above will help you improve your marriage. Most of these inspirational quotes for marriage were provided by our awesome readers.

Marriage quotes as conversation starters

You can use marriage quotes as conversation starters with your spouse, for road trips, when you drive to work, grocery shopping, sports event, hiking, while cooking together at home, etc.

For example, ask your spouse what marriage quote “number 15” means to him/her. Do they agree? After hearing their thoughts, tell them what you thought about the quote when you read it. It’s that simple.

Repeat this activity with as many quotes as you would like.

Final thoughts

Pick one of the above inspiring marriage quotes and apply it to your marriage.

We hope these marriage quotes will inspire and motivate you during the tough times in your marriage.

Your turn

What are some of the inspirational marriage quotes you love to read?

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30+ Inspirational Marriage Quotes for Couples (Stay Inspired Every Day)