30+ Maid of Honor Speech Quotes to Help You Nail Your Toast

These quotes will add the perfect touch to your maid of honor speech!

Updated 05/28/19

Julia Forsman / Stocksy United

Looking for maid of honor speech quotes to breathe life into your wedding toast? If you're finding yourself staring at trying to figure out the perfect words to say to the bride on her wedding day, you may want to start, end — or even fill your maid-of-honor speech with famous quotes about love and marriage. Discover more than 30 of our favorite quotes about marriage and love that are perfect for your maid of honor speech!

  1. "To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with." — Mark Twain
  2. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." — 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  3. "A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short." — Andre Maurois
  4. "To love another person is to see the face of God." — Victor Hugo
  5. "This is love:
    to fly toward a secret sky,
    to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
    First, to let go of life.
    In the end, to take a step without feet;
    to regard this world as invisible,
    and to disregard what appears to be the self.

Heart, I said, what a gift it has been
to enter this circle of lovers,
to see beyond seeing itself,
to reach and feel within the breast." — Rumi

  1. "Where there is love there is life." – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu
  3. “Happiness [is] only real when shared.” — Jon Krakauer
  4. “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more." — Erica Jong

“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

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

"The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes." — Amy Grant

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." — George Sand

"Who, being loved, is poor?" — Oscar Wilde

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

"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

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love." — Pearl S. Buck

"What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? — George Eliot

  • "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 rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls..." — Kahlil
  • “Love is blind. Marriage is the eye opener.” — Pauline Thomason

    “Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” — James C. Dobson

    "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

    "You don't find love, it finds you. It's got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what's written in the stars." — Anaïs Nin

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

    “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 highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage." — William Lyon Phelps

    "A marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's the way you love your partner everyday." — Barbara De Angelis

    "Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground." — Darlene Schacht

    "Love makes your soul crawl out form its hiding place." — Zora Neal Hurston

    "Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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