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Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 1.
    It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. "Expeditions of an Untimely Man," aph. 39, Twilight of the Idols (1889).)
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  • 2.
    It is obvious that rationality has been utterly lost in modern marriage: which is no objection to marriage, however, but rather to modernity.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 140, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 3.
    Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
    (Ellen Key (1849-1926), Swedish author, feminist. "The Morality of Woman," The Morality of Woman and Other Essays (1911).)
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  • 4.
    A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage—but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. The Way of All Flesh, ch. 75 (1903).)
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  • 5.
    Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
    (Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, May (1734).)
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  • 6.
    What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947). The Mother of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).)
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  • 7.
    Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Ulpianus, Digesta, XL, 9.)
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  • 8.
    Love before marriage is absolutely necessary.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1740). Mr. B., in Pamela, vol. 2, marriage rule number 21, Riverside (1971).)
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  • 9.
    Marriage is socialism among two people.
    (Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in Mother Jones (1987). "Socialism in One Household," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).)
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  • 10.
    There are good marriages, but no delightful ones.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 114 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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