Wow the Guests With These Wedding Toast Quotes

Just Be Sure to Give Credit Where Credit's Due

Best man giving bride and groom toast
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Say the word "marriage," and it is nearly guaranteed to get a response, whether it's your next-door neighbor, an A-list celebrity or a renowned name. Usually, wedding toasts are given by the best man and the maid of honor, and sometimes even the fathers of the bride and groom and other friends of the couple. It's really up to the wedding party. If you're on the hook to find some special words at a wedding reception, take some terrific ideas from these quotes and use them as a jumping-off point for your toast.

Quotes to Use During a Wedding Toast

Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice"
“Oh, Lizzy! Do anything rather than marry without affection.” 

Mignon McLaughlin
"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."

Friedrich Nietzsche
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." 

Franz Schubert
"Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he  who finds that true friend in his wife."

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."

Elizabeth Ashley
"In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes."

George Jean Nathan
"Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few."

Elizabeth Gilbert
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow -- this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” 

Robert Anderson, "Solitaire & Double Solitaire"
"In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage."

Sydney J. Harris
"Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity, yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage."

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

Mother Teresa
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

Paul Valery
"Love is being stupid together."

American Proverb
"You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince."

Dr. James C. Dobson
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. "

Franklin P. Jones
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

Kristen Kappel
"Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see everything you need."

Lucy Van Peltin Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"

Tony Heath
"Be presidents of each other's fan clubs."

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

"To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give; that takes courage. Because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt."