marriage

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.

Success in marriage requires continence as well as potency. In other words, character is indispensable in well-ordered sexual life.

All married couples should learn the art of battle as the should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.

A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting-point for happiness and usefulness.

It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit: divorced from it, they remain barren.

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.

The institution of marriage makes a parasite of woman, an absolute dependent. It incapacitates her for life’s struggle, annihilates her social consciousness, paralyzes her imagination, and then imposes its gracious protection , which is in reality a snare, a travesty on human character.

There is radicalism in all getting, and conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical, while marriage is conservative.

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

The intellect of most men is barren. They neither fertilize or are fertilized. It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, that gives birth to imagination.

Love is the invention of a few high cultures, independent, in a sense, of marriage - although society can make it a requisite for marriage, as we periodically attempt to do... But in terms of a personal, highly intense choice, it is a cultural artifact.

Love is the invention of a few high cultures… it is cultural artifact. To make love the requirement of a lifelong marriage is exceedingly difficult, and only a few people can achieve it. I don’t believe in setting universal standards that a large portion of people can’t reach.

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

The most essential requirement for a happy marriage is soul unity - similarity of spiritual ideals and goals, implemented by a practical willingness to attain those goals by study, effort, and self-discipline.

Two persons who unite their lives to help each other toward divine realization are founding their marriage on the right basis: unconditional friendship.

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

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

Every marriage is, in itself and by itself, a sacrament.

A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.