"The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot on James C. Dobson
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."