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Wedding Quotes to Justify Marriage

Updated on January 31, 2011

"Union gives strength."

You might rightly ask, why would you need wedding quotes to justify your marriage? Well, because your marriage may be also a celebration of differences. You and your lover may come from different cultural backgrounds, you may have different religious beliefs, you may be from different generations, you may be of the same sex.

Regardless of the different traditions you and your loved one were raised with, these are all there to enrich our lives.

The following amusing proverbs reveal that all cultures of the world view marriage through the same set of smiling eyes. You can use these wedding and marriage quotes when you settle down to craft your wedding vows or write your wedding invitations to friends and family. Alternatively, you can simply benefit from contemplating the message contained in them.

You and your lover may come from anywhere in the world, the following selection offers a few laughs and maybe words of wisdom from the ages. Maybe you'll find one from a tradition other than yours, an unexpected source, to complete your vows and make the moment even more special.

Take what serves you. Be enriched by all.

Marriage Quotes

  1. Married today, married tomorrow.
    —French proverb
  2. To love and be wise is impossible.
    —American proverb
  3. Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.
    —American proverb
  4. One cannot be a lover by force.
    -Turkish proverb
  5. Love takes away the sight, and matrimony restores it.
    —American proverb
  6. Early marriage, long love.
    —German proverb
  7. He who loves a thing often talks of it.
    —Egyptian proverb
  8. Whom we love best, to them we can often say little.
    —English proverb
  9. Puppy love can lead to a dog’s life.
    —American proverb
  10. Let him not be a lover who has no courage.
    —Italian proverb
  11. It is better to love someone you cannot have than to have someone you cannot love.
    —American proverb
  12. Lovers always think that others are blind.
    — Italian proverb
  13. Where there’s no love, all faults are seen.
    —German proverb
  14. Better love me little, but love me long.
    —Yiddish proverb
  15. Love is strongest in pursuit—marriage in possession.
    —American proverb
  16. If more people tried as hard to stay married as they do to get married, fewer marriages would go on the rocks.
    —American proverb
  17. Love rules its kingdom without a sword.
    —English proverb
  18. Love will creep where it cannot go.
    —English proverb
  19. Even when it rains, old and true love never rusts.
    —Yiddish proverb
  20. There’s always room for love in a budget.
    —English proverb
  21. Love makes men orators.
    —English proverb
  22. Love makes time pass away, but too often time makes love pass away.
    —French proverb
  23. Love or a fire in your trousers is not easy to conceal.
    —Swedish proverb
  24. Love is an excuse for its own faults.
    —Italian proverb
  25. Love knows hidden paths. All the hidden paths.
    —German proverb
  26. Love laughs at locksmiths.
    —English proverb

Wedding Quotes

  1. Marriage is not a race; you can always get there on time.
    —Russian proverb
  2. He who marries might be sorry; he who does not will be sorry.
    —Czech proverb
  3. The best minister in life is the human heart; the best teacher is time; the best friend is God.
    —Yiddish proverb
  4. Marriage is a game best played by two winners.
    —American proverb
  5. There may be snow on the roof, but there is still a fire in the chimney.
    —English proverb
  6. An old love does not rust.
    —Russian proverb
  7. He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
    —American proverb
  8. Forced love does not last.
    —Dutch proverb
  9. It is easy to reconcile when there is love.
    —Welsh proverb
  10. A man too good for the world is not good to his wife.
    —Yiddish proverb
  11. If love interferes with your business, quit your business.
    —American proverb
  12. Love, a cough, and poverty will not remain a secret.
    —Yiddish proverb
  13. Love and blindness are twin sisters.
    —Russian proverb
  14. Love and foolishness differ from each other only in name.
    —Hungarian proverb
  15. Choose your love and then love your choice.
    —American proverb
  16. Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.
    —Zulu proverb
  17. Love enters man through his eyes; a woman through her ears.
    —Polish proverb
  18. In love affairs there comes a moment when desire demands possession.
    —Yiddish proverb
  19. Love has made heroes of many and fools of many more.
    —Swedish proverb
  20. Love at first sight is cured by a second look.
    —American proverb
  21. Love is a ring, and a ring has no end.
    —Russian proverb
  22. The loneliest person is someone who loves only himself.
    —Yiddish proverb
  23. Love is sweet torment.
    —English proverb
  24. Love is all-important, and it is its own reward.
    —Tamil proverb
  25. Marriage and cooking call for forethought.
    —Greek proverb
  26. It is better to marry a quiet fool than a witty scold.
    —English proverb 

More Wedding and Marriage Quotes

  1. Love levels all inequalities.
    —Italian proverb
  2. Love looks for love again.
    —English proverb
  3. Love is never without jealousy.
    —Scottish proverb
  4. Love cannot dwell with suspicion.
    —American proverb
  5. Love is never without some thorns.
    —Slovakian proverb
  6. Love is not an impartial judge.
    —Irish proverb
  7. Love is shown by deeds, not by words.
    —Philippine proverb
  8. Love is the true price of love.
    —English proverb
  9. Love is like butter - it’s good with bread.
    —Yiddish proverb
  10. Love is like fog; there is no mountain on which it does not rest.
    — Hawaiian proverb
  11. Love is the master of all arts.
    —Italian proverb


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      8 years ago from Brazil

      I will definitely use some of these. I love putting romantic notes on places my wife would find by accident.

    • Haunty profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hungary

      Love is ouch. :)

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      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Love is patience.;)

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      8 years ago from Hungary

      Thanks, lyndre. :)

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      8 years ago from Scotland

      Liked the quotes Haunty.

      A few good funny ones in there :lol:


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