"Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Voltaire 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."Voltaire on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Voltaire 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."Voltaire 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."Voltaire on James C. Dobson
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"We are rarely proud when we are alone."
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."