38 Inspirational Quotes About Marriage For The Newlywed

Updated August 23, 2023by Regain Editorial Team

As a newlywed, you probably receive countless pieces of advice, mostly unsolicited. Some of this advice might even feel a little negative. If you’re looking for some inspiration or a way to describe how you feel about your new spouse, it might be hard to come up with the words.

In the following sections, you'll find marriage quotes that are sure to help your cause. From engagement to marriage, and in some cases, divorce, these 38 quotes offer something for just about everyone. Take a look and see which quote speaks to you most!

Marriage May Not Be What You Expect

Marry Me Quotes

As a newlywed, your unmarried friends may seek advice in proposing. A proposal is a big step for any relationship, but it can be challenging to come up with the perfect proposal plan. On top of that, knowing what to say can be a challenge. You may find some inspiration to help your friend in these quotes! Peruse and see if anything strikes up some creativity.

  1. "What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories." - George Eliot

  2. "I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." - J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of The Rings

  3. "Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." - Oscar Wilde

  4. "You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen

  5. "To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow-this is a human offering that can border on miraculous." - Elizabeth Gilbert

  6. "The future for me is already a thing of the past. You were my first love and you will be my last." - Bob Dylan

  7. "I ask you to pass through life at my side-to be my second self, and best earthly companion." - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  8. “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be." - Robert Browning

  9. "Engagement marks the end of a whirlwind romance and beginning of an eternal love story." - Unknown

Funny Quotes About Marriage

Without humor, marriage can be far more difficult than it needs to be. Laughing about the marital stereotypes and funny truths that come with marriage is often the only approach you can take. These several funny quotes about marriage will surely make you chuckle.

  1. "All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner." - Red Skelton

  2. "Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage." - Zig Ziglar

  3. "For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end." - Catherine Zeta-Jones

  4. "Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." - Benjamin Franklin

  5. "The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him." - Cher

  6. "My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." - Winston Churchill

  7. "Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own." - Eddie Cantor

  8. "A man wants too many things before marriage, but only peace after it." - Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

  9. "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

  10. "The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it." - Ann Bancroft

Sweet & Honest Married Quotes

Married life is many things to different people. Some marriages are sweet, some are the epitome of happiness, and some are raw and honest. Learning about marriage from various quotes is one way to learn about how married life is for other people. These quotes will give you insight into married life or make you nod your head in agreement.

  1. "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

  2. "The highest happiness on earth is marriage." - William Lyon Phelps

  3. "A marriage doesn't have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.- Jessica Simpson

  4. "There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps." - Ronald Reagan

  5. "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Mignon McLaughlin

  6. "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

  7. "A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." - Dave Meurer

  8. "A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short." - Andre Marois

  9. "Think not because you are now wed, that all your courtship's at an end." - Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza

  10. "There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." - Martin Luther

End Of Marriage Quotes

The end of a marriage can be a painful process. It will likely take time to get past it, but the inspirational quotes of others will surely help. Here are a handful of divorce quotes that might make you see things in a different light.

  1. "It takes two to destroy a marriage." - Margaret Trudeau

  2. "Some people think that it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go." - Unknown

  3. Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce." - Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home

  4. "Losing a mate to death is devastating but it's not a personal attack like divorce. When somebody you love stops loving you and walks away, it's an insult beyond comparison." - Sue Merrell, Great News Town

  5. "It always gets worse before it can get better. But it will get better. Like everything else, and like our past struggles, at some point, we win, but before that win, there's always that loss that spurs us on." - Dolores Huerta

  6. "Many married couples separate because they quarrel incessantly, but just as many separate because they were never honest enough or courageous enough to quarrel when they should have." - Sydney J. Harris

  7. "Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you." - Rupi Kaur

  8. "An unresolved issue will be like cancer with the potential to spread into other areas of your relationship, eroding the joy, lightness, love, and beauty." - Joyce Vissell

  9. "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Viktor Frankl

Using Quotes As A Guide

Quotes allow us to peek into someone else's life experiences and feelings. Using the words of someone who has already gone through a specific situation as a guide to life allows you to consider their truth. Let the words of a stranger inspire you and guide you.

There is a scientific reason why motivational quotes inspire us as humans. Words are beautiful, but when a person uses them to explain feelings or experiences in a poetic or simply honest way, people can relate to them on a personal level. Expressing ideas, in general, is often the key to sharing with others.

Marriage May Not Be What You Expect

So, there you have it: 38 quotes to inspire romance, laughter, honesty, and acceptance. These quotes are great for proposals, wedding speeches, anniversary cards, and even reciting each day to get you through married life.

If Quotes Aren’t Enough

Quotes can often give us the insight and motivation to keep going, but if you need further guidance for your marriage at any stage, consider contacting a licensed professional. Whether you’re still in the honeymoon phase or have been married for twenty years, a licensed marriage or family therapist can help you work through any issues and keep your marriage strong.

When you choose online treatment, you will be matched to a counselor who can begin helping you right away. You can meet with them as a couple, or you can start the process on your own and ask your spouse to join later if they would like. An outside solicited opinion could be another inspiration in keeping your marriage strong. With online therapy, you attend sessions from the comfort of home and communicate with your therapist in a way that works for you, whether that’s via video chat, text, or phone. Research shows that online therapy is effective, too. In one study, couples consistently described being able to connect with their therapist and felt that video conferencing enhanced the experience. If you’re ready to take the next step, the professionals at Regain are there to help.


If you’re a newlywed looking for inspiration in your marriage, the right inspirational quote can do the trick. But sometimes, you might need more help, and that’s okay. Online therapy is a great way to connect with a licensed professional to get the support you need.

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