"For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Mary Augusta Ward 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."Mary Augusta Ward on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Mary Augusta Ward 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."Mary Augusta Ward 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."Mary Augusta Ward on James C. Dobson
"English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century."
"It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership."
"I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again."
"The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope."
"In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction."