Best Quotes for Toasting Your Wedding Anniversary

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Wedding anniversaries can be almost as important as weddings, particularly when the anniversary is a "big" one (10th, 20th, 25th, 50th, and so forth). Some anniversaries are celebrated with big parties, while others are small, private events.

If you're half of a happy couple celebrating their anniversary or have been invited to give a wedding anniversary toast to the wonderful companionship and undying love that a special couple shares, you may be stuck looking for the right words. Here are a few quotes that should help you create the perfect wedding anniversary toast that commemorates a perfect love.

Quotes for Anniversary Toast Examples

What can you say about your husband or wife that truly captures your feelings and their spirit? Luckily, some of the world's great thinkers and writers have come up with just the right words.

Emily Bronte

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

Mother Teresa

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

Somerset Maugham

"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."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"You were made perfectly to be loved — and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long."

Julia Child

"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."

Zane Grey

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

Quotes for Friends and Relatives

You've been invited to an anniversary event, and you want (or have been invited) to make a toast. What's the right blend of humor and sincerity to celebrate someone else's love? Here are ideas that run the gamut from snarky to sincere.

Robert A. Heinlein

"May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live."

H. L. Mencken

"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."

Simone Signoret

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

Doug Larson

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

Rebecca Tilly

"The middle years of marriage are the most crucial. In the early years, spouses want each other and in late years, they need each other."

R. H. Delaney

"Love builds bridges where there are none."

Elben Bano

"Love that is true never grows old."

Khalil Gibran

"It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations."

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