Whether you’re writing your own vows or just preparing your speech for the reception. you need to hit people in all the right places. Make them chuckle, smile and of course, weep with your emotional words. It will all be from the heart, and you should make it personal and honest. However, those famous quotes are famous for a reason and if you feel the need to enhance your speech slightly with a meaningful quote or two, here are 50 of our favourites.

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"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller

"To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything." — T. Tolis

"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." — Leo Christopher

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"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." — A. A. Milne

"I choose you. And I'll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I'll keep choosing you." — (Unknown)

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

"I wish I could turn back the clock. I'd find you sooner and love you longer." — (Unknown)

"I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words' meanings.” — Open-365

"Where there is love there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi

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"A good marriage is not just about marrying the right person. It is also about being the right person." — (Unknown)

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“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

“Love is all you need.” — John Lennon/Paul McCartney

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” — Roy Croft

“You don’t marry someone you can live with, you marry someone you cannot live without.” —Unknown)

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr Seuss

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“True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach

“To keep your marriage brimming with love in the cup, whenever you’re wrong admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.” — Ogden Nash

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

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn

“My heart is ever at your service.” — William Shakespeare

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

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” — Sam Keen

"It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other." — Good Will Hunting

"Happiness is anyone and anything at all, that's loved by you." — You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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

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"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." — Rita Rudner

"Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame." — Henry David Thoreau

"To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness." — Robert Brault

"Love me and the world is mine." — David Reed

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"I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for religion — I have shudder’d at it — I shudder no more — I could be martyr'd for my Religion — Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you." — John Keats

"I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone." — Javan

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"Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it." — Swedish Proverb

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." — Friedrich Nietzsche

“We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

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“Night and day you are the one, only you beneath the moon and under the sun.” — Cole Porter

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu

"A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust." — Nanette Newman

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“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” — Maya Angelou

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories?” — George Eliot

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“Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” — Unknown

“Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.” — Michael Leunig

“A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.” — Unknown

“When love is not madness, it is not love.” — Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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“A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.” — Andre Maurois

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“Grow old with me. The best is yet to be -- the last of life for which the first was made…” — Robert Browning

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” — Unknown

“Love doesn't make the world go round. It's what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle

“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” — Unknown

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