Ralph Waldo Emerson in a journal entry during January 1850 writes:

Love is temporary and ends with marriage. Marriage is the perfection which love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought. Marriage is a good known only to the parties, — a relation of perfect understanding, aid, contentment, possession of themselves and of the world, — which dwarfs love to green fruit.

(cf. RalphWaldoEmerson (5 Aug 2003), ...)

TopicLiterature - 2007-08-01

(correlates: AlignedMinds, UnknownFriend, PoeticLines, ...)