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The Best Quotes To Use in Wedding Toasts, Cards, and Vows

If there’s one special occasion that calls for a great quote, it’s a wedding. Whether you’re officiating, giving a toast, or hoping to deliver the most sweepingly romantic vows your guests have ever heard, the inclusion of a particularly passionate or sagacious quote can go a long way.

However, finding just the right words for a couple starting the rest of their lives together is no easy task. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you: We’ve assembled a collection of the wisest and most charming quotes that are practically written for nuptials.

So no matter if you’re a relative or friend hoping to offer some practical marriage advice or you simply want to highlight the beauty of a ceremony that celebrates choosing a partner for life, we have something for everyone. Our congratulations to all the happy couples!

Wise

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

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Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The greatest thing you’ll ever learn / Is just to love and be loved in return.
eden ahbez

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To be deeply loved by someone gives you strength, but to love someone deeply gives you courage.
Esther Huertas

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Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
Michael Leunig

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Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it does not brood over the past.
Ann Landers

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Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
Barbara Johnson

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To be fully seen by somebody, then, and to be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on the miraculous.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

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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

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

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In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts.
Gary Oliver and H. Norman Wright

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Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Franken

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Marriage is a choice you make every day. You don’t do it because it’s easy. You do it because you believe in it. You believe in the other person. And ladies and gentlemen, that’s why it’s so important to … be with somebody who wants you to win as much as you want them to win.
Michelle Obama

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Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away.
Louis de Bernières

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Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Amy Bloom

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Marriage is not just a spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
Joyce Brothers

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To keep your marriage brimming / With love in the loving cup, / Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; / Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

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Romantic

I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.
Kiersten White

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You have bewitched me body and soul, and … I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.
Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) in “Pride and Prejudice”

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For the two of us, home isn't a place. It’s a person. And we’re finally home.
Stephanie Perkins

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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

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

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That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger.
George Eliot

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I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad / Carry you around when your arthritis is bad / All I wanna do is grow old with you / I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches / Build you a fire if the furnace breaks / Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you.
Adam Sandler

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I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
Paulo Coelho

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There are moments, when you’re getting to know someone, when you realize something deep and buried in you is deep and buried in them, too. It feels like meeting a stranger you’ve known your whole life.
Elliot Wake

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You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones.
Robert Jordan

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I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.
Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulroney) in “The Wedding Date”

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Love starts as a feeling, / But to continue is a choice; / And I find myself choosing you / More and more every day.
Justin Wetch

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Because of you I can feel myself slowly but surely becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.
Tyler Knott Gregson

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I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.
Toni Morrison

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Brooke Robinson
Inspiring Quotes editor, bibliophile, cinephile, and curry enthusiast based in Cleveland, Ohio.
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