There are plenty of places to look if you need some great wedding anniversary quotes for a speech, to write in a card or for some similar purpose. Below are some places to look when searching for such quotes.
Yes, the Bible. You do not even have to be a Christian to appreciate the beautiful words about love and marriage that are contained in this book. Some are about love in a general sense while others speak directly to marriage and romantic love. Below are a few examples.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. –Ecclesiastes 9:9
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22
And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him. – Genesis 2:18
There are many, many more Bible verses that are appropriate for use as wedding anniversary quotes. Search in a topical Bible under “love” or “marriage” or search the internet for the perfect verses.
Poems and Literature
Poems and great works of literature are full of the romantic phrases that are perfect for wedding anniversary quotes. A quick internet search for “romantic quotes from literature” will yield you plenty from which to choose. A couple of examples are below.
From William Shakespeare:
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
From Lao Tzu:
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
From Henry Drummond:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
The Big Screen
Quoting from movies might not seem very high brow, but some very romantic lines are spoken in movie theaters every single day. Below are some examples that you may want to consider.
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – The Notebook
“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it –Sleepless in Seattle
My heart is, and always will be, yours.” –Sense and Sensibility
Be a Snoop
Here is one more idea that may not appropriate for in all situations, but some of the best quotes are going to come directly from the couple. If it is appropriate, see if you can read through some old love letters or cards that the couple has sent to each other over the years. As you read, jot down words that touch you. Use these quotes in your speech and make sure that the audience knows where you got them.
You do not need to weigh down your speech or card with lots of quotes. Instead, find a wedding anniversary quote that stands out to you and use just one for the most impact.
See also Wedding Anniversary Quotes.