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That happy minglement of hearts, where, changed as chemic compounds are, each with its own existence parts, to find a new one, happier far!

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.

The Christian religion, by confining marriage to pairs, and rendering the relation indissoluble, has by these two things done more toward the peace, happiness, settlement, and civilization of the world, than by any other part in this whole scheme of divine wisdom.

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

The Don Juans among men and the light-o'-loves among women are afraid of marriage.

The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness.

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

The institution of marriage keeps the moral world in being, and secures it from an untimely dissolution. Without it, natural affection and amiableness would not exist, domestic education would become extinct, industry and economy be unknown, and man would be left to the precarious existence of the savage. But for this institution, learning and refinement would expire, government sink into the gulf of anarchy; and religion, hunted from earth, would hasten back to her native heavens.

The kindest and the happiest pair, will find occasion to forbear; find something every day they live, to pity, and perhaps forgive.

The love of some men for their wivess like that of Alfieri for his horse. "My attachment for him," said he, "went so far as to destroy my peace every time that he had the least ailment; but my love for him did not prevent me from fretting and chafing him whenever he did not wish to go my way."

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

The man, at the head of the house, can mar the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. - That must rest with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.

The married man is like the bee that fixes his hive, augments the world, benefits the republic, and by a daily diligence, without wronging any, profits all; but he who contemns wedlock, like a wasp, wanders an offence to the world, lives upon spoil and rapine, disturbs peace, steals sweets that are none of his own, and, by robbing the hives of others, meets misery as his due reward.

The most unhappy circumstance of all is, when each party is always laying up fuel for dissension, and gathering together a magazine of provocations to exasperate each other with when they are out of humor.

The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to step back and see where the wife was wrong.

The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.

The sanctity of marriage and the family relation make the cornerstone of our American society and civilization.


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