"A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Anthony Trollope 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."Anthony Trollope on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Anthony Trollope 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."Anthony Trollope 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."Anthony Trollope on James C. Dobson
"A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces."
"I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything."
"As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour."
"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel."
"They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind."