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Over 100 of Our Favorite Wedding Anniversary Quotes

Regardless of how many years of marriage you are commemorating, an anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on your experience. Lessons learned, cherished memories, future plans, each of these have their place on this special day. Celebrate your own spouse or the relationship of someone close to you with this selection of quotes.

Anniversary Quotes For Your Husband

Give your man a treat on your special day with one of the following quotes. Some are sweet, others are funny and if he appreciates the cynical side of life, you will find a good quote for him here as well.
We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.
Helen Rowland

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Mother Teresa

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill

Our anniversary is a reminder that we are blessed enough to have found our soul mate, and that life has become so much sweeter since the day we became husband and wife. Thank you for always being there to support me, to love me, to complete me.

A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We were given: Two hands to hold. Two legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else. For us to find.

A life without love is like a year without summer.
Swedish Proverb

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.
Ralph W. Sockman

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Paul Sweeney

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Simone Signoret

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.

I wouldn’t change a thing
as happiness you bring.
You are my soul mate.
A marriage made by fate.
Catherine Pulsifer


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

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo

Marriage is a partnership in which each inspire the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
Millicent Carey McIntosh

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

Spouse: someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single.

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

Anniversary Quotes For Your Parents

You might think of them as mom and dad, but your parents have a whole other set of experiences as a couple. Show them some extra love as they commemorate their life together.
Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.
Chinese Proverb

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are.
Dinah Maria Mulock

Our anniversary is a time to look back at the good times and a time to look ahead to live our dreams together.
Catherine Pulsifer

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.
Gene Perret

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
Hugh Walpole, Sr.

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

There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love.

We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.
Phyllis Koss

You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without.

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

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

The highest happiness on earth is marriage.
William Lyon Phelps

The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.
Robert Brault

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
H.L. Mencken

It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner

There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.

The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy.
The Brahma Sutras

Anniversary Quotes For Your Wife

Whether you put her on a pedestal or think of her as your ball and chain, she deserves every attention on your anniversary day and that includes some occasion-appropriate quotes.


Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
Chuck Palahniuk

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Pablo Picasso

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.
Hoosier Farmer

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
Mark Twain

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 …. That’s what you’ve given me and that’s what I hope to give to you forever.
Nicholas Sparks

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Karen Sunde

You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.
Keith Sweat

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Are we not like two volumes of one book?
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Twenty-five years of happiness known.
A very long time, yet so quickly it’s flown!
It’s nice to remember the good times we’ve had,
and leave in the past any things that were bad.
Norman Wesley Brooks

To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart — about a finger’s breadth — for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Marnie Reed Crowell

Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.

Love is not singular except in syllable.
Marvin Taylor

I prefer, where love’s concerned, nonspecific anniversaries
that can be celebrated every day.
Wisława Szymborska

Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.

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

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
John Keats

Anniversary Quotes For Couples

Starting with breakfast in bed is a must on your special day. After that, you could flip through some photo albums and read the following quotes together. Whether sweet or funny, they are sure to help you start this new year of your relationship on the right foot.
A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
Andre Maurois

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan

So swiftly have the years sped by
Since our hearts were young and gay,
That it is hard to realize,
Even though our hair is gray,
That it was fifty years ago
When we took that sacred vow
To cherish and love each other;
And we have from then till now!
Gertrude Buckingham

Happiness and pain and sorrow
Were our portions through the years
That we two have lived together;
But love helped to dry all tears.
And my heart gives me this message,
Knowing all that I know now,
If the clock could be turned backward,
I’d still take that holy vow!
Gertrude Buckingham

True love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

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

If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
Maxwell Anderson

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

Marriage, n: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
Ambrose Bierce

A great marriage is not when the perfect couple come is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer

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

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
Barnette R. Brickner

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

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.

Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.

Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.
Victor Hugo

Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what’s left over after you have given your best to everyone else.
Dave Willis

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Zane Grey

Anniversary Quotes For Your Sister And Her Partner

No matter the relationship you have with your sister and her partner, you are sure to find an appropriate quote for her anniversary day. Join the celebrations with a well-thought-out message.
Forever is a long time, but I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side.

Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

Here’s my love, take it. Here’s my soul, use it. Here’s my heart, don’t break it. Here’s my hand, hold it and together we will make it forever.

Words simply cannot tell how much I love you. There aren’t enough words in the world to express my feelings for you, so I will just say: I love you.

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
William O. Douglas

I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you’re going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life.
Blake Shelton

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Henny Youngman

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Honore de Balzac

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Zane Grey

Yes, it was love at first sight. I feel that after all these years, I have finally found my soul mate.
Barbara Hershey

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II

I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.
Carson Daly

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift

A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
Jim Carrey

Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.
Todd Tiahrt

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.
Barbara De Angelis

A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in and live by the solemn promise they made.
Darlene Schacht

Through time your bond is strong; it lasts through sun and storm; you’ll always have your love to keep each other warm.
Joanna Fuchs

Funny Anniversary Quotes

Just because anniversaries are momentous occasions does not mean that you have to be serious the whole day. The following humorous quotes are sure to make you smile at the very least, if not laugh out loud.


By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.
Beverly Nichols

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
Oscar Wilde

Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Then there was a man who said, ‘I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; by then it was too late.’

My wife and I were happy for 20 years – then we met.
Rodney Dangerfield

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Henry Youngman

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin

A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
Milton Berle

All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
Raymond Hull

Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity.

A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.
Grace Hansen

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t, they’d be married too.
H. L. Mencken

Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn’t have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn’t have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
Kimberly Broyle

By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
Oscar Wilde

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Phyllis Diller

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
Isadora Duncan

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
Groucho Marx

Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

Anniversary Quotes For Your Brother And His Partner

Help your brother and his partner celebrate their special day with the following quotes about anniversaries. They dispense some solid advice, a healthy dose of humour and plenty of food for thought.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein

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

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
Patrice Leconte

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Pope John Paul II

We had a relationship that lasted 44 years. Herbert and I lived together 10 years before we were married. He always gave me a little heart for whatever anniversary.
Uta Hagen

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
E. W. Howe

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Abraham Lincoln

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
Joseph Joubert

The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must
be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal.
Robert A. Heinlein

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
Mae West

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi

The surest way to be alone is to get married.
Gloria Steinem

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Henny Youngman

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

10 Year Anniversary Quotes For Him

Ten whole years! Whether the years passed by slowly or it feels like your wedding day was just a week ago, a decade of marriage is no small achievement. Celebrate with the following quotes.


Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?
Barbra Streisand

A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
Jim Carrey

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Aphra Behn

The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
Bill Cosby

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds–they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries

I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.
Steve Maraboli

Every year that I’m with you Has been better than before; It’s hard for me to even think How I could love you more.
Every year you’ve graced my life Has been full of happiness; I love your caring face, your voice, Your tender, sweet caress.
Every year when this day comes, I’m filled with love and pleasure; Happy Anniversary, Love, My joy, my delight, my treasure.
Joanna Fuchs

Love is just a word until someone comes along and brings the word life. You’ve shown me the true meaning of love, and what love is all about. You’re my one true love. Thank you for everything and Happy Anniversary, my love.

On this special day, I just want to let you know I’ve had such an amazing time annoying you over the year and I can’t wait to annoy you even more in the future. Thanks for sticking around babe! Happy Anniversary.

Everyday I discover that I love you even more, and in this infinite universe I will love you till the ends.
Alicia N Green

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.

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

You have touched a part of my heart that no one else has ever been able to get to. I will love you forever.

I love you for all that you are all that you have been and all that you are yet to be.

Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.
Robert Browning

I want you for always … days, years, eternities.
Franz Schubert

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.
Cassandra Clare

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.
W.H. Auden

5 Year Anniversary Quotes For Him

Celebrate five years of togetherness with the words of John Keats, A. A. Milne, Frida Kahlo, Boris Pasternak, Brad Paisley and more. You are sure to find the right quote for this momentous occasion.
I wish there was a word more than ‘love’ itself to convey what I feel for you.
Faraaz Kazi

Whatever our souls are made of, [yours] and mine are the same.
Emily Brontë

As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change … I will always keep falling in love with you.
Karen Clodfelder

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.

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. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Roy Croft

There is no mystery — that’s the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we stay. What a miracle that is.
Kamila Shamsie

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

I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
John Keats

You have made me a complete person. You are everything to me. And I cannot think of living life without you. And I love you forever.
David Gest

I love you more than my own skin.
Frida Kahlo

An anniversary is a reminder as to why you love and married this person.
Zoe Foster Blake

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Boris Pasternak

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham

That there’s no more important decision in life than who you marry.
Brad Paisley

You marry somebody; you love everything about them. You grow to learn about them. You never learn everything.
Chris Daughtry

So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person.
Anne Bancroft

I love the institution of marriage, and I love my marriage.
Kyle Chandler

In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
Caroline Kennedy

I love marriage. I think it’s a wonderful institution and it’s the most important decision you make.
Isla Fisher

First Year Anniversary Quotes For Him

Whether one is still in the honeymoon phase or already past it, the best is yet to come. Help the husbands in your life celebrate with one (or all!) of the following quotes.
I don’t call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don’t flatter me.
Charlotte Bronte


I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers

I trust you: That’s huge. That’s truth. That’s real love. Everyone uses ‘I love you’ so loosely.
Justin Chatwin

Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.

I just want you to know, that when I picture myself happy, it’s with you.

I swear when our lips touch, I can taste the next sixty years of my life.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.
Pablo Neruda

When I follow my heart, it leads me to you.

I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.
E.E. Cummings

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it.
E.E. Cummings

Forever is a measure of time used by people who share an ordinary love. Our extraordinary love is immeasurable … for us, forever just won’t do.
Steve Maraboli

In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.
Charles Schulz

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell

Two minds with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Jasper Fforde

Two human loves make one divine.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You know you’re in love when you stop comparing.
Mason Cooley

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin — it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
S.J. Perelman

In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.
Robert Sexton

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.

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Rosemonde Gerard

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