Marriage has less beauty… but more safety than the single life. It’s full of sorrows and full of joys. It lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love. And those burdens are delightful.[quoting Bishop Jeremy Taylor]
Your future wife will be perfectly capable of managing her own feelings. Don’t patronize her by deciding for her what worries she can and cannot endure.[to Frederick]
Nationality is not so important when it comes to a marriage. What matters is love. Love and fidelity.