Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage.
Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages, rather Don Juan and Madame Venus, rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night, followed by the father's curse, mother's moans, and the moral comments of neighbors, than correctness and propriety measured by yardsticks.
If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
Free love? as if love is anything but free. Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love.
On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
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