Affection may be abiding and love may be abiding, but the state of being in love is transitory.
At what age should one marry? As a rule of thumb, perhaps not until you are past the age of feeling strongly that you must marry.
Every life is a dilemma that must be solved by the person living it.
If life is envisioned as a continuously running motion picture, the keeping of a notebook stops the action and allows a meaningful scene to be explored frame by frame.
If you defy the system long enough you'll be rewarded. At first life takes revenge and reduces you to a sniveling mess. But keep sniveling, have the madness, the audacity, to do what interests you, forget about your pension, and eventually life will say all right, we'll let you do it.
It is one of those quirks of human nature that you love the person whom you treat well, not necessarily the person who treats you well.
Life is not worth dying for.
Many people, if they were to treat other people as they treat their spouses, would soon have not a friend in the world. Why it is assumed that marriage is more impervious to the effects of discourtesy than friendship, I do not know.
Men fear being used; women fear being used up.
Operating in an unlit world, the unconscious mind is a brilliant detective.
People who are good to each other make each other good.
Self-affirmation cannot be found in love; it is a prior condition of genuine love.
The divorced person is like a man with a black patch over one eye: he looks rather dashing but the fact is that he has been through a maiming experience.
To live with the terrible truths about ourselves is the only way of not living them out. A need denied has infinitely more power than a need accepted.
To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.
We can win the struggle to avoid responsibility for our personal lives, but if we do, what we lose is our lives.
We find what we expect to find. We do not see the world as it is but as we are.
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