"The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Harriet Martineau 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."Harriet Martineau on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Harriet Martineau 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."Harriet Martineau 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."Harriet Martineau on James C. Dobson
"It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature."