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No matter how excited you may be for the newly-engaged couple, finding the perfect thing to say can be challenging. If you're experiencing writer's block, we're here to help. Instead of putting pressure on yourself to come up with brilliance, pull inspiration from these heartfelt engagement card quotes. From Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss and many artists in between, we've got something for every kind of couple. The perk of using others’ language is that your sentiment is expressed eloquently without you having to stress. Read on to see our favorite engagement card quotes of all time—and use one (or two) for yourself.

When should you send an engagement card?

It's best to send the couple an engagement card as soon as you hear the news. They'll likely be getting ready to send out save-the-date cards and invitations, so they'll likely be receiving a lot of mail in the next few months. To ensure they see it and have time to respond to you, we recommend mailing your congratulatory message to them within the same month as their announcement. Added bonus: By sending them an engagement card, you're providing them with your address as well (which is helpful for couples putting together their mailing lists).

The Best Engagement Quotes for Your Card

Struggling to find the perfect engagement card quote? See our favorite love quotes for your engagement card, below.

“To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients—care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication.” —bell hooks

"Love is a difficult dance but once you find the beat and rhythm of one another you'll never be empty. Always full. Always full." —Adrian Michael Green

"I don't want to sound foolish, but remember love is what brought you here. And if you've trusted love this far, don't panic now. Trust it all the way." If Beale Street Could Talk

"I want you to wipe away/ Everything you know about love/ And start with one word/kindness/ Give it to them/ Let them give it to you/ Be two pillars/ Equal in your love/ And you'll carry empires on your back." —Rupi Kaur

"A soul mate does not complete you—they inspire you to complete yourself. A soul mate is the person who supports your direction, who motivates and encourages you to stretch, to change, to reinvent yourself until you are happy. A soul mate is someone who loves you with so much conviction, and so much heart, that it is nearly impossible to doubt just how capable you are of becoming exactly who you have always wanted to be." —Bianca Sparacino

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” —James Baldwin

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

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." —Maya Angelou

"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds." —Nicholas Sparks

"It’s so instinctive for us to love, even if our minds try to protect us from it sometimes, but our nature as humans is to love. And to be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. And that’s way more beautiful and raw and real than perfection." —Camila Cabello

"There's only one thing that cuts through all our realities and that's love—the bridge between all our differences." The L Word

“Love is an endless act of forgiveness." —Beyonce

"If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate. Give in to it."—Mary Oliver

"Love is that can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kinda stuff." Angels in the Outfield

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

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

"Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet." —Sarah Louise Delany

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” —Martin Luther

"Sometimes you love a person just because they feel like home." Bridget Jones Baby

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"...That's what marriage is about. Not the big, splashy stuff. It's just the little day-to-day sharing and routines and rituals that we still have." —Michelle Obama

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

“Soul mates. It’s extremely rare, but it exists. It’s sort of like twin souls tuned into each other.” What Dreams May Come

“One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.” —Honore de Balzac

“Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"But the heart's not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love." Her

"Love liberates.”Maya Angelou

"Love is difficult. But when you have someone willing to get in the trenches with you for you while you figure your stuff out love becomes a journey...You are real and real love comes with roll up your sleeves sit down dig deep stand in the fire to stay in love. Love." —Adrian Michael Green

"Nothing is more beautiful than loving someone who builds you a home in their heart." —Bianca Sparacino

"Marriage is a choice you make every day. You don’t do it because it’s easy. You do it because you believe in it. You believe in the other person." —Michelle Obama

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”―Dr. Seuss

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly" ―Sam Keen

"In a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things...all of it, all the time, every day.” Shall We Dance

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” ―Sarah Dessen

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ―Robert A. Heinlein

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind / And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ―William Shakespeare

“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” ―Jodi Picoult

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." —Victor Hugo

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

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart." —Helen Keller

Funny Engagement Quotes

If the couple has more of a silly side, make them smile with these funny engagement quotes.

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” ―Robert Fulghum

"But love doesn't make sense. You can't logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it, or else we're lost and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do." How I Met Your Mother

“Be excellent to each other.” Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

"Love is the water of life, drink deeply." The Office

“It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” —Rita Rudner

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

"Love is a two-way street constantly under construction." —Carroll Bryant

"It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples, walking around their tank, you know, holding claws." Friends

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." —Charles M. Schulz

"Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome." —Jerry Seinfeld

"Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your [behind]. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with." Juno

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” —Albert Einstein

"Webster's Dictionary defines wedding as: The fusing of two metals with a hot torch." The Office