"A young bride is like a plucked flower but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over."
"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."Honore de Balzac on Barbara de Angelis
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher."Honore de Balzac on Socrates
"It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married."Honore de Balzac on Robert Frost
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."Honore de Balzac on Groucho Marx
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."Honore de Balzac on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."