We previously did 15 quotes on Love and Marriage  here. With so many great quotes on the subject, we decided to continue with a part two. We love to dig for the best quotes in the classics (Dickens, Jane Austen, etc.) but we also love the contemporaries as well, and I think our selections reflect that.

We had a short devotional that took us about three months to work on (yikes, I know!) because of everything transpiring with my health issues. It’s a quick read, so if you want more on the subject click here.  With that said, we hope you enjoy the quotes, and feel free to leave us a comment on which ones you feel like should have made the list, but didn’t. 

 

 

1“God said, ‘Love as I have loved you.’ We cannot love too much.”

-Amy Carmichael
God said, "Love as I have loved you." We cannot love too much." -Amy Carmichael

 

 

2

“The important thing to bear in mind is that you must face your willingness to die to yourself before you choose to walk down the aisle. Is this person the one for whom you are willing to die daily? Is this person to whom you say, “I do” also the one for whom you are willing to say, “No, I don’t” to everybody else? Be assured that marriage will cost you everything.

                            –Ravi Zacharias

"The important thing to bear in mind is that you must face your willingness to die to yourself before you choose to walk down the aisle. Is this person the one for whom you are willing to die daily? Is this person to whom you say, “I do” also the one for whom you are willing to say, “No, I don’t” to everybody else? Be assured that marriage will cost you everything." -Ravi Zacharias

 

3

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.”

-Tim Keller

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon." -Tim Keller

 

4

“WHAT IF GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE TO MAKE US HOLY MORE THAN TO MAKE US HAPPY?”

-Gary Thomas // Sacred Marriage
"WHAT IF GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE TO MAKE US HOLY MORE THAN TO MAKE US HAPPY?" -Gary Thomas // Sacred Marriage

 

5“In your marriage be the first to “seek peace and pursue it.”

-Emerson Eggerichs

30"In your marriage be the first to "seek peace and pursue it." -Emerson Eggerichs

 

6

“We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa

"We can do no great things; only small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

 

 

7

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

-Katherine Hepburn

Inkblots Of An Idealist // "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get- only with what you are expecting to give- which is everything." -Katherine Hepburn

 

 

8

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

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

-Charlotte Bronte

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -Charlotte Bronte

 

 

10“I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

-Song of Solomon 3:4

 

"I have found the one whom my soul loves." -Song of Solomon 3:4

 

11

Now at last they were beginning chapter one of the great story which no one on earth has read; which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

-C.S. Lewis

Now at last they were beginning chapter one of the great story which no one on earth has read; which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before." -C.S. Lewis

 

 

 

12

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

“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

 

13

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

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

 

 

14

“THE GREATEST KIND OF LOVE IS THE KIND THAT HOLDS HANDS THROUGH ADVERSITY; NOT BECAUSE ADVERSITY IS MEANT TO BE ENJOYED, BUT BECAUSE IT BRINGS THE TWO CLOSER- INTERLINKING NOT ONLY HANDS BUT SOULS.”

-Michael Chardavoyne

"THE GREATEST KIND OF LOVE IS THE KIND THAT HOLDS HANDS THROUGH ADVERSITY; NOT BECAUSE ADVERSITY IS MEANT TO BE ENJOYED, BUT BECAUSE IT BRINGS THE TWO CLOSER- INTERLINKING NOT ONLY HANDS BUT SOULS."

 

 

15“Within this Christian vision of marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of what God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, ‘I always knew you could be like this.

                             I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!”

                              -Tim Keller

"Within this Christian vision of marriage, here's what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of what God is creating, and to say, "I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, 'I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!" -Tim Keller

 

 

We loved reflecting on the five years we’ve been together through these quotes and we hope that you, too had equally good take-aways.

Many Blessings,