"A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."W. Somerset Maugham 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."W. Somerset Maugham on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."W. Somerset Maugham 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."W. Somerset Maugham 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."W. Somerset Maugham on James C. Dobson
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."