I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late.
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- I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
- By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
- My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind –intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
- By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
- Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.
- Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.