You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Love is a decision? That’s right. A decision. Not a feeling. That’s what you young people don’t realise. That’s why you’re always off divorcing each other.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
Certain women of a lymphatic temperament will pretend to have the spleen and will even feign death, if they can only gain thereby the benefit of a secret divorce.[Quelques femmes lymphatiques affecteront d’avoir le spleen, et feront les mortes pour obtenir les bénéfices d’un secret divorce.]