Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

Methinks a certain polygamy with its troubles is the fate of almost all men. They are married to two wives: their genius (a celestial muse), and also to some fair daughter of the earth. Unless these two were fast friends before marriage, and so are afterward, there will be but little peace in the house.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, April 26, 1857, to B.B. Wiley, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 302, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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