02 Sep 2015
September 2, 2015

30 Inspiring Wedding Toast Quotes

Jump start your toast with an eloquent and moving reflection on marriage, love or binding two souls together.…

Here are 30 quotes to have a think about and possibly integrate into your own original speech.

‘As Shakespeare said…’ or ‘In the words of Sophocles’ and relating them to you and your loved one. The idea is to get the crowd to feel the significance and emotional impact of the words.

  1. May your love be like the misty rain, gentle coming in but flooding the river.
    — Traditional African
  2. Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
    — St. Augustine
  3. We never live so intensely as when we love strongly. We never realise ourselves so vividly as when we are in full glow of love for others.
    — Walter Rauschenbusch
  4. To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
    — Lao Tzu
  5. Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
    — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  6. One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life, that word is love.
    — Sophocles
  7. Night and day you are the one, only you beneath the moon and under the sun.
    — Cole Porter
  8. At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
    — Plato
  9. Love is a fire that feeds our life.
    — Pablo Neruda
  10. Love is friendship set to music.
    — Anonymous
  11. Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.
    — Kahlil Gibran
  12. The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung.
    — Walt Whitman
  13. We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.
    — Gwendolyn Brooks
  14. In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.
    — Marc Chagall
  15. We love because it’s the only true adventure.
    — Nikki Giovanni
  16. We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
    — John Keating, in Dead Poets Society (1989)
  17. They do not love that do not show their love.
    –William Shakespeare
  18. When people care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.
    — Langston Hughes
  19. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
    — Emily Bronte
  20. That love is all there is, is all we know of love.
    — Emily Dickinson
  21. A great flame follows a little spark.
    — Dante Alighieri
  22. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
    — George Sand
  23. Without love, the world itself would not survive.
    — Lope de Vega
  24. When love reigns, the impossible may be attained.
    — Indian proverb
  25. Love is life.
    — Leo Tolstoy
  26. Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
    — Voltaire
  27. Love is a moment that lasts forever.
    — Anonymous
  28. Love is all you need.
    — John Lennon/Paul McCartney
  29. A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
    — Rainer Maria Rilke
  30. May your dreams ride on the wings of angels who know their way home to the skies.
    — Anonymous