Marriage

"The joy of battle comes after the first fear of death; the joy of reading Virgil comes after the boredom of learning him; the glow of the sea-bath comes after the icy shock of the sea bath; and the success of the marriage comes after the failure of the honeymoon... The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable. Freeman any woman, as such, are incompatible." -- G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World, pp. 36-37

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