Mating

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
—Goethe

Nov 132017
 

Love is mostly sex and marriage is mostly talk.

Oct 042017
 

Wives who could have married better tend to be lenient with their husbands; the vicious shrews are the ones who couldn’t have.

Aug 102017
 

To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.

Jul 252017
 

If women use sex to get attention, men will use attention to get sex.

Dec 072016
 

I wish I could disapprove of what you say without always having to defend to the death your right to say it.

Sep 132016
 

Many men prefer seduction to sex, and many women prefer sex to seduction.

Jun 172016
 

It is not easy for a woman to win an author’s heart; she has to read his books.

Sep 222015
 

Domestic sentiment swamps every virtue.

Apr 202015
 

Love has done nothing to stop wars, but marriage has prevented quite a few.