"Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Jean de la Bruyere 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."Jean de la Bruyere on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Jean de la Bruyere 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."Jean de la Bruyere 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."Jean de la Bruyere on James C. Dobson
"They that have lived a single day have lived an age."
"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."