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40 Great Marriage Anniversary Quotes for Your Spouse

Find the right words to express how much you appreciate your spouse.

Find the right words to express how much you appreciate your spouse.

Quotes for Your Marriage Anniversary

Are you and your spouse celebrating an anniversary? Whether it's your first, fifth, or 50th year of marriage, the event is sure to be a special one, and you're probably looking for the right words to express your love. Below is a list of some of the best marriage anniversary quotes to help celebrate your special day. From serious to funny to deep and memorable, pick the perfect quote to truly honor your unique love.

Thoughtful Quotes for Your Wedding Anniversary Card

  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” —Aristotle
  • “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” —Martin Luther
  • “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” —George Eliot
  • “It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” —Rita Rudner
  • “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” —Simone Signoret
  • “One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world.” —Han Margolius
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss
  • “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” —Franz Schubert
  • “In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money virtue before beauty, the mind before the body, then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.” —William Penn
  • “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.” —Ann Landers
  • “Love is not blind – It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.” —Will Moss
  • “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” —Winston Churchill
Find the right way to say "I love you."

Find the right way to say "I love you."

  • “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” —Leo Tolstoy
  • “Those monumental anniversary celebrations aren’t what ultimately determine the actual direction of our marriage. Rather, it’s the here and now. It’s those daily decisions we make individually and together that influence how our relationship actually fares in the long run.” —Ashleigh Slater
  • “The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal.” —Frank Pittman
  • “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” —Mark Twain
  • “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” —Dave Meurer
  • “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.” —Socrates
  • “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” —Leo Tolstoy
  • “Marriage is a risk; I think it’s a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit.” —Cate
  • “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” —Victor Hugo
  • “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss
  • “Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” —Anonymous
  • “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” —Stephanie Perkins
  • "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
  • "In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you." —Virginia Woolf
  • "Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply." —Zane Grey
  • "For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end." —Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." —Audrey Hepburn
  • "I love you—I am at rest with you—I have come home." —Dorothy L. Sayers
  • "You are my today and all of my tomorrows." —Leo Christopher
  • "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." —A. A. Milne
  • "A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short." —André Maurois
  • "Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness." —Benjamin Franklin
  • "There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye-to-eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends." —Homer
  • "Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day." —Fawn Weaver
  • "The highest happiness on earth is marriage." —William Lyon Phelps
  • "Love is a friendship set to music." —Joseph Campbell
  • "Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society’s map. What others don’t know about it is what makes it yours." —Stephen King
  • "Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery." —Erma Bombeck
  • "Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." —Fred Rogers
Reaffirm your love the right way.

Reaffirm your love the right way.

15 Tips for a Healthy and Longlasting Marriage

  1. Don't settle for someone you're not totally in love with.
  2. Always be open to communication—even when it's difficult.
  3. Don't fight when you're sleep-deprived, hungry, or stressed.
  4. Put your partner's needs at the top of your list of priorities (along with self-care).
  5. Consider your partnership a long-term commitment—not something you can just walk away from when the going gets tough.
  6. Take care of yourself and your health so you can be a happy partner.
  7. Be open to changing for the better.
  8. Look at your partner's strengths rather than their weaknesses.
  9. Laugh a lot and cry a little.
  10. Be kind above all else.
  11. Celebrate things—big and small.
  12. Don't look for someone else to complete you.
  13. Understand that people change with time, so be willing to embrace these changes.
  14. Do things together often.
  15. Try new things and be open to adventure.

© 2020 Brynn B Lewis


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 30, 2020:

All beautiful insights about love. Simone Signoret's is my favorite quote. Good work!