Marriage is a step so grave that it attracts light-hearted, variable men by its vary awfulness.
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
Some poor mortals may have been married under orange blossoms and found they had a lemon just the same, but they should not bore the rest of us because of their misfortune.
When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.
Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
Marriages are best made of dissimilar material.
The work of the sacred ministry is enough to take up the whole man, if he had the strength and parts of many men...In the primitive Church every congregation had many ministers; but covetousness of clergy and people will now allow scarce two to very great parishes...Believe it, he that will have a wife must spend much of his time in her conference, prayer, and other family duties...And if he have children, O how much care, time and labour they will require.
A good marriage is the union of two forgivers.
Matrimony is nowhere named among the means of conversion. Remember Lot's choice.
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