Archive for May 23rd, 2014

Women apparently achieve happiness more easily with energetic and virile men, men achieve it more easily with women who are affectionate and willing to be led.  Very young women declare that they want to marry men whom they can dominate, but I have never discovered a woman who was truly happy with a man she did not admire for his strength and courage, nor a normal man who was perfectly happy with an Amazon.  The fact is that the element of chance in these matters rarely allows a man or a woman to choose a life companion by an act of pure volition, and it is better so;  instinct, despite its mistakes, is surer here than intelligence.  The question, “Do I have to fall in love?” should not be asked;  one must feel the answer to it within oneself.  The birth of love, like all other births, is the work of nature.
    —    André Maurois
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