"Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that marriage is the most important act of man's life in Europe or America, and that everything depends upon it."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Lafcadio Hearn 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."Lafcadio Hearn on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Lafcadio Hearn 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."Lafcadio Hearn 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."Lafcadio Hearn on James C. Dobson
"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose."
"For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete."
"At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version and this is the great literary monument of the English language."
"But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth that is the happiness of being truly loved."
"A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind."