"Love before marriage is absolutely necessary."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Samuel Richardson on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Samuel Richardson on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Samuel Richardson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Samuel Richardson on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Samuel Richardson on James C. Dobson
"The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal."
"If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it."
"Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry."
"Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation."
"As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man."
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