Marriage Love Quotes on Why Some Marriages Don’t Last

One of the marriage love quotes written by Friedrich Nietzsche explains why some marriages fail: “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

The problem of unhappy marriages is not a plague unique to today’s generation. All throughout known history, families have been suffering from disunity between husbands and wives. This brings about pain not only to the couple, but also to their children. Immediate causes for this problem of unhappy marriages range from misunderstanding to infidelity. When couples are unhappy, they usually resort to separation or divorce.

People often wonder why marriages fail. Most of the time, the answer is really simple. It’s because they lost the most important aspect of any relationship—friendship.

Yes, love brings two people together and gives them enough courage to relinquish their freedom and choose to spend the rest of his or her life with another person. However, it’s friendship that makes the whole journey enjoyable. It’s friendship that makes people stay in their marriage, even in bad times. It’s friendship that makes you love and accept the other person for who he or she really is, including all the flaws.

Marriage love quote by Andre MauroisIf you feel your married life is slowly becoming more of a burden than a source of happiness, then maybe you need to revitalize your friendship with your spouse. Instead of always talking about finances and other concerns of the family, try finding time to be alone with your spouse and talk about things that you both enjoy. You can also try going out on a date again. Try doing things that you used to do as a couple before you got married.

For a marriage to be successful, it needs three things—love, commitment, and friendship. Of the three, friendship is always the most neglected one. Love may be a stronger emotion than friendship, but it is also more volatile. Friendship is more stable than love and it brings joy to any relationship. If your marriage life is losing its zeal, it may be because you are no longer friends with your spouse.

Here’s one of Michel de Montaigne’s marriage love quotes to remember when rekindling friendship with your spouse: “If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.”

Marriage love quote by Audrey Hepburn

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

-Dave Meurer

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.

-Roy Croft

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

-Wuthering Heights

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

-David Viscott

Love me and the world is mine.

-David Reed

You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

-Dr. Seuss

Famous Marriage Love Quotes

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

-Andre Maurois

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy.

-Dwight Moody

A marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s the way you love your partner every day.

-Barbara De Angelis

Marriage Love Quotes

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.

-Jeremy Taylor

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

-Mignon McLaughlin

True love stories never have endings.

-Richard Bach

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

Marriage Love Quotes

You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.

-Richard Needham

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

-When Harry Met Sally

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

-Arrigo Boito

Marriage Love Quotes

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

-The Fellowship of the Ring

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

-Maya Angelou

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

-Tom Mullen

Whether you’re planning your wedding vows, writing a toast, or just daydreaming about someone special, these 100 quotes on love and marriage from poets, artists, and philosophers are sure to inspire.

Marriage Love Quotes by Famous People

Where there is love there is life.

-Mahatma Gandhi

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

-Elizabeth Gilbert

If I get married, I want to be very married.

–Audrey Hepburn

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.

-Pablo Neruda

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

-Dr. Seuss

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

-Maya Angelou

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

-Mignon McLaughlin

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

-Nicholas Sparks

If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.

-Alfred Tennyson

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

-Lao Tzu

Famous Marriage Love Quotes

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.

-Robert Fulghum

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

-Zelda Fitzgerald

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, 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

We loved with a love that was more than love.

-Edgar Allan Poe

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

-Plato

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

-When Harry Met Sally

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

-Marilyn Monroe

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

-Ursula K. Le Guin

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 be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

-Kahlil Gibran

What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.

-Victor Hugo

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

-Arrigo Boito

Marriage Love Quotes

Who, being loved, is poor?

-Oscar Wilde

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

-Dave Meurer

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

– Martin Luther

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

-Henry David Thoreau

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”

-Sam Levenson

Marriage Love Quotes

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

-Friedrich Nietzsche

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

-Andre Marois

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

-Sophocles

Famous Marriage Love Quotes

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

-Blaise Pascal

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

-Charles M. Schulz

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

-E.E. Cummings

This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.

-Paulo Coelho

People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.

-Dr. Seuss

Marriage Love Quotes

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

-Rumi

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”

-Nicholas Sparks

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

-Albert Einstein

Marriage Love Quotes by Famous People

Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

-Elinor Glyn

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.

-Nicole Krauss

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.

-Katharine Hepburn

When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

-John Lennon

I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want… a steady hand. A kind soul.

-Shana Abe

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

-Oscar Wilde

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.

-William Shakespeare

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

-Tom Bodett

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.

-Rumi

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Famous Marriage Love Quotes

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

-David Viscott

Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

-Elizabeth Browning

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

-Robert Heinlein

Love those who love you.

-Voltaire

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

-Janos Arnay

The bride and groom–May their joys be as bright as the morning, and their sorrows but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.

-Minna Thomas Antrim

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

-Elizabeth Browning

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.

-William Shakespeare

The highest happiness on earth is marriage.

-William Lyon Phelps

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

-Emily Bronte

Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.

-Charles Dickens

Marriage Love Quotes

We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does anyone 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.

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.

-Robert Browning

Think not because you are now wed, that all your courtship’s at an end.

-Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza

Happiness is anyone and anything at all, that’s loved by you.

-You’re a Good Man

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

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

-Rumi

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

-Leo Tolstoy

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

-Helen Keller

And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

-Khalil Gibran

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”

-Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.

-Henry David Thoreau

Marriage Love Quotes by Famous People

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

-Arwen

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

-Maya Angelou

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.

-Roy Croft

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

-Bruce Lee

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

-Mark Twain

Marriage Love Quotes

I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.

-John Green

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Oscar Wilde

In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

-Fitzwilliam Darcy

Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.

-Swedish proverb

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have a to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

-Louis de Bernieres

Famous Marriage Love Quotes

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

-Albert Einstein

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

-Sarah Dessen

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

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

-William Shakespeare

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.

-Jodi Picoult

Marriage Love Quotes

Love is a joint experience between two persons–but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved.

-Carson McCullers

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. It is about appreciation.

-Osho

Ah me! love cannot be cured by herbs.

-Ovid

One is very crazy when in love.

-Sigmund Freud

Love is a friendship set to music.

-Joseph Campbell

You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together.

-Woody Harrelson

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

-Lao Tzu

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

-Oprah Winfrey

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

-Khalil Gibran

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

-Hermann Hesse

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