100+ Best 50th Wedding Anniversary Quotes

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jan 22, 2021
Marriage is a reward for believing in love.

The 50th wedding anniversary is a milestone that lucky couples get to achieve.

Spending fifty years together is no joke. Not everyone is lucky enough to spend fifty years being married to their partners.

If you or any of your loved ones have achieved this milestone, it calls for a celebration. If you are wondering where to get a sweet message to send to your true love or anyone else, then you are at the right place.

We have got a list of quotes for the wedding anniversary of a couple married 50 years ago.

Gold is the symbol for the golden jubilee anniversary and this article has some sparkling, gold quotes to celebrate your true love. For more quotes for a wedding anniversary or happy anniversary quotes, check out anniversary quotes for him and [anniversary quotes for her].

Best Golden Wedding Anniversary Quotes

Here is a list of love-filled anniversary quotes for couples completing fifty years of togetherness and celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Share these 50th wedding anniversary sayings with your loved ones who have completed fifty years of marriage.

1. “That we arrived at fifty years together is due as much to luck as to love, and a talent for knowing, when we stumble, where to fall, and how to get up again.”

-Ruby Dee

2. “Love has no age as it is always renewing itself.”

-Blaise Pascal

3. “There is no end to a wedding anniversary when love is always full and growing each and every day.”

-Byron Pulsifer

4. “I can’t even imagine love could be this awesome. Happy 50th anniversary! May the Lord bless us and make our love stronger.”


5. “An anniversary is not divided into mere hours of a day but measured in each moment when two never stop being one.”

-Byron Pulsifer

6. “Happy anniversary to you! Love, we have reached the golden number of fifty hands in hand, just like we had promised each other on our wedding day.”


7. “The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.”

-Lawrence Durrell

8. “Living together for fifty years often comes with rough patches, but also lots of beautiful memories. May this special day and the years to come be filled with love, joy, and happiness! Happy golden anniversary!”


9. “Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.”

-Pablo Neruda

10. “An anniversary happens to be a celebration of partnership, trust, love, and tolerance.”

-Angela Hopkins

Happy 50th Anniversary Messages

Given below is a list of “Happy 50th Anniversary messages” to send as 50th wedding anniversary greetings to couples completing fifty years of marriage.

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

-Simone Signoret

12. “I will continue to love you even when you become old and full of wrinkles.”

-Julia Smith

13. “I loved you since I found that you are absolutely perfect. When I found that you are not perfect, my love for you was even more.”

-Angelita Lim

14. “Love! Love until the night collapses!”

-Pablo Neruda

15. “To love makes one solitary.”

-Virginia Woolf

16. “I love you very much, and it is something that I am speaking from the bottom of my heart.”

-John Green

17. “Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.”

-Virginia Woolf

18. “Love develops more and more with the advent of the years.”

-Zane Grey

19. “Coming across the proper person happens to be the secret of a successful marriage. You know that it is everything right in case you like to spend all the time with your partner.”

-Julia Child

20. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved, in return."

-Moulin Rouge

21. "You make me want to be a better man."

-‘As Good as It Gets’

Cute Anniversary Quotes for 50 Years of Togetherness

Here are some cute 50th wedding anniversary wishes and quotes for a couple married 50 years ago. Send these wedding anniversary wishes or quotes to couples celebrating their golden anniversary.

22. 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

23. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”

-Alfred Lord Tennyson

24. "For you wake one day, look around and say, somebody wonderful married me".

-Fred Ebb

25. “Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you… This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.”


26. "But for now, let me say...without hope or agenda...to me, you are perfect. And my wasted heart will love you."

-‘Love Actually’

27. “We love that’s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts.”


28. "I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘The Great Gatsby’

29. “Reason is powerless in the expression of love.”


Funny Quotes for 50th Wedding Anniversary

Here are some funny quotes about wedding anniversaries to wish a couple on their 50th wedding anniversary. These wedding anniversary wishes are perfect for a quirky couple celebrating their 50th anniversary or golden anniversary.

30. “It takes 50 years to turn marriage into gold. Wish you maintain this flame and never turn cold! Happy wedding anniversary!”


31. “Love is a clash of lightnings.”

-Pablo Neruda

32. “Love is a river. Drink from it.”


33. "Yes, I'm drunk. And you're beautiful. And tomorrow morning, I'll be sober but you'll still be beautiful."

-‘The Dreamers’

34. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

-Pablo Neruda

35. “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

- Socrates

36. “Love is an open secret, the most obvious thing in the world and the most hidden, with no why to how it keeps its mystery.”


37. “With life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.”


38. “50 years ago two people got hooked, and today a golden recipe they have cooked! Happy wedding anniversary!”


39. "Three words. Eight letters. Say it, and I'm yours."

-‘Gossip Girl’

Sweet 50th Anniversary Wishes

Here are some sweet quotes for a 50th anniversary. You can send these 50th anniversary quotes for a couple to those celebrating their 50th year or golden anniversary together.

40. “To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I ey'd, Such seems your beauty still.”

-William Shakespeare

41. “To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.”


42. “Memories, the one thing that can never be taken away from us. Make lots of them!”    

-Catherine Pulsifer

43. “You cannot hide love, love will get on its way to the heart of someone you love far or near, it goes home to where it belongs to the heart of lovers.”


44. “True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.”

-Torquato Tasso

45. “Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.”


46. “In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.”


47. “Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.”


48. "... When I look at you, I can feel it. And... and I look, and I... and I'm home."

-‘Finding Nemo’

49. “I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

50. “Love is the thing that you've been through with some individual.”

- James Thurber

51. “A decent marriage is one which takes into account change and development in the people and in the way they express their love.”

- Pearl S. Buck

50th Wedding Anniversary Messages for Parents

Best 50th wedding anniversary messages to wish your parents for spending 50 years of marriage together with love on their golden anniversary are given below. These anniversary quotes will surely make them smile.

52. “Nothing is perfect in the world. But you two are very close to the word perfect.”

-W. Douglas

53. “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.”

-John Galsworthy

54. “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.”

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

55. “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”

-Paul Sweeney

56. “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

-Robert Heinlein

57. “It started with a simple ring, you became husband and wife, you progressed to being parents, and you're still best friends for life.”

- Ricardo Montalban

58. “The two of you make a difference in our lives. You give us an example of what a happy marriage looks like. Wishing you many more years. Happy Anniversary.”

-Kate Summers

59. “Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. The two of you are role models for what a good marriage looks like!”

-Kate Summers

60. “Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.”

-Millicent Carey McIntosh

61. “Looking at your marriage and seeing your boundless love, I believe that marriages are made in heaven.”

- Tom Mark

62. “Memories you have created, a home of love you provided, the two of you deserve much happiness. Happy Anniversary to the World's Best Parents.”

-Ann S. Butler

Happy 50th Anniversary Wishes for Friends and Family

Want to send a sweet message wishing “Happy Anniversary” to your friends celebrating their golden anniversary? We have the perfect “Happy 50th wedding Anniversary quotes” for the golden anniversary couple.

63. “More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”

-Doug Larson

64. “May every memory that you share

Of dreams you've seen come true,

Help make this special anniversary day

A happy one, for the two of you.”

-John Walter Bratton

65. "There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."

-Martin Luther

66. “Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.”

-Mark Twain

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

-Mignon McLaughlin

68. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness.”

-Khalil Gibran

69. "Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end".

-Germaine De Stael

70. “You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.”

-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

71. "The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal".

-Frank Pittman

72. "Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words".


Heartfelt Quotes for a 50th Wedding Anniversary

Share these heartfelt 50th wedding anniversary quotes with your friends or family members to wish them “Happy 50th Anniversary” on their 50th anniversary.

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


74. “Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

75. “Be certain that in the religion of love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.”


76. "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

– Sam Keen, ‘To Love and Be Loved’

77. “Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.”


78. “Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love.”


79. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”


80. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”

-Victor Hugo, ‘Les Misérables’

81. "One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world."

-Han Margolius

Happy 50th Anniversary Quotes for Husband

Given below are the wedding anniversary wishes perfect for wishing your husband a “Happy 50th Anniversary”. You can write these wedding anniversary wishes on a 50th wedding anniversary card to wish your husband a “Happy Anniversary”. This anniversary will surely mean a lot to both of you.

82. “One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.”

-George MacDonald

83. "We loved with a love that was more than love."

-Edgar Allan Poe

84. “You are my soulmate. A marriage made by fate.”

-Catherine Pulsifer

85. “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.”

-Henny Youngman

86. "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought."

Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The White Company’

87. "To love another person is to see the face of God."

-Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’

88. "Affection is when you see someone's strengths; love is when you accept someone's flaws."

-‘One Day’

89. “I found true friendship the day I married you. Happy Anniversary to my best friend and soulmate!”

-Catherine Pulsifer

90. “Anniversaries are not made just for two married people but, instead, are made for soul mates; you, my sweetheart, you are that one and only soulmate.”

-Byron Pulsifer

91. "You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever."

-‘Love & Other Drugs’

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Wishes for Wife

Send these to your sweetheart to wish her a “Happy Anniversary” on your golden anniversary. Make this anniversary one to remember with the sweetest wishes.

92. "When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out. Happy Anniversary!”

-Elizabeth Bowen

93. "I laugh a bit harder, cry somewhat less, and smile much more only because of you."

-Stephanie Perkins

94. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”


95. "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

96. “All that you are, all that I owe to you, justifies my love.”

-Marquis de Lafayette

97. “We have seen so many changes over the years, but I felt our love for each other would never change. But it has - it gets stronger every passing year. Happy Anniversary sweetheart!”

-Catherine Pulsifer

98. “And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you.”

-Kiersten White

99. “Our anniversary reminds me that when we married there were just the two of us, but now look at our family - children and grandchildren that we love and cherish. What we created together is worth more than anything in this world and our love for each other and for our family just gets stronger each day.”

-Robert Rivers

100. “I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.”

-Victor Hugo, ‘Les Misérables’

Wishing a “Happy Anniversary” to you or your loved ones!

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 50th Anniversary quotes then why not take a look at [Husband quotes] or agape love quotes.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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