Matrimony

As a great part of the uneasiness of matrimony arises from mere trifles, it would be wise in every young married man to enter into an agreement with his wife, that in all disputes of this kind the party who was most convinced they were right should always surrender the victory. By which means both would be more forward to give up the cause.

It is not strange at all that the spread of divorce in a society is accompanied by a diminishing of public morality in all sectors… True love does not exist if it is not faithful. And it cannot exist if it is not honest. Neither can it be in the concrete vocation of matrimony if there is no full promise that lasts until death. Only indissoluble matrimony will be firm and lasting support for the familial community.

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

In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.

Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.

Oh yes, there is a vast difference between the savage and the civilized man, but it is never apparent to their wives until after breakfast.

Love is the only thing you can really give in all this world. When you give love, you give everything.

In fact, it was all I could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a big fan of your work …

Still, despite all this, traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt, ever since I was sixteen years old and first went to Russia with my saved-up babysitting money, that to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless, newborn baby--I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it's mine. Because it looks exactly like me. It can barf all over me if it wants to--I just don't care.