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!

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Looking for maid of honor speech quotes to breathe life into your wedding toast? If you're 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!

Inspirational Quotes

“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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

"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 Gibran

Sentimental Quotes

"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short." —Andre Maurois

"To love another person is to see the face of God." —Victor Hugo

"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." —Rumi

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

"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

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

"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

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

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” —Albert Einstein

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." —Zora Neale Hurston

"To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life." —Victor Hugo

Film Quotes

"Love is that can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kinda stuff." —Angels in the Outfield

"It's an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to and accept you for what you are." —Breaking Dawn Part 1

"May you never steal, lie, or cheat. But if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. And if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life. And if you must cheat, then please cheat death. Because I couldn't live a day without you." —Leap Year

"The heart’s not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love." —Her

“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet. ... I mean, what does any one life 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 the time, every day.” —Shall We Dance

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." —When Harry Met Sally

"True love is the soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another." —Wedding Crashers

"This is true love. You think this happens every day?" —The Princess Bride

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