Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not very much to blame for our bad marriages. We live amid hallucinations; and this especial trap is laid to trip our feet with, and all are tripped up first and last. But the mighty Mother who had been so sly with us, as if she felt that she owed us some indemnity, insinuates into the Pandora-box of marriage some deep and serious benefits, and some great joys.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Illusions," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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