"Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac on James C. Dobson
"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."