"Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Michel de Montaigne 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."Michel de Montaigne on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Michel de Montaigne 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."Michel de Montaigne 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."Michel de Montaigne on James C. Dobson
"Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face."
"There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to."
"My trade and art is to live."
"Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity."
"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do."