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  • What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
    * Bible -- Matthew 19:6


  • Better a tooth out than always aching.
    * Thomas Fuller


  • Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.
    * Edward Hoagland


  • A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, "Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me.
    * Plutarch


  • When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
    * Helen Rowland


  • Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
    * Voltaire