Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wedding quotes, wedding sayings, and wedding proverbs.
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
- Booth Tarkington
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
If you are afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman
- Joseph Joubert
Never strike your wife – even with a flower.
- Hindu Proverb
Never marry for money. Ye’ll borrow it cheaper
- Scottish Proverb
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage
- Mohandas Gandhi
Marriage is like a pair of shears Oft times working in opposite directions, but punishing anyone that comes between them
- Sydney Smith
He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of
- Mae West
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married
- Benjamin Disraeli
In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.
- Samuel Butler
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin
Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
- Thomas Fuller
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.
- Michel de Montaigne
The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
- Amy Grant
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
- Leo Tolstoy
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.
- Douglas Jerrold
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac
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