A good marriage, if there be such, rejects the company and conditions of love. It tries to reproduce those of friendship. It is a sweet association in life, full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations.
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Source Notes: "On Some Verses of Virgil," book 3, essay 5 (1585-1588), The Complete Essays of Montaigne, trans. Donald M. Frame (1976; originally published 1958).
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