Marriage is something that teaches you about life. It teaches you how to share your life with someone who might be totally opposite to you, how to revel in the companionship, how to shoulder responsibilities together, plan finances and children. In a marriage if you are with the right person, it’s a wonderful journey all the way. Strong emotional and physical bond is a healthy marriage trait and humour and patience are basics of a successful marriage. These marriage quotes beautifully sum up the reality and philosophy of a happy marriage
A happy marriage goes through its difficult phases, but the difficulties only make the bond stronger. Poets, artists and thinkers have beautifully interpreted lasting relationships like marriage.
We bring you 10 sweetest marriage quotes that harp on the best things in a marriage
1. Let there be space
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone. Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
2. Joined for life
“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
– George Eliot
3. Marriage is in the heart
“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
4. You will be the witness
“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one’s life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything.
The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day.
You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.’”
– Shall We Dance? Movie
5. A stranger without you
“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
6. It’s a miracle
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
7. When you are beautiful not hot
“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when others cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when you’re sick, who thinks you’re pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep. You marry him all over again.”
― Shannon Alder, 300 questions LDS Couples Should Ask For A More Vibrant Marriage
8. Sincerity is the hallmark of a lasting marriage
“The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service.
It is not in separation. It’s in simple integrity that leads a man and a woman to square up their shoulders and meet their obligations.
It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honored principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes
9. You should not blame or judge
“In a world, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts…”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
10. Mistakes teach you patience
“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.”
― Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare