Clark Mountain Musings

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Federalist Patriot Founders' Quote Daily

"The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of all that endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion; and, to sum up all, the Appointment of infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Rules and Maxims for Promoting MatrimonialHappiness, 8 October 1730)

Reference: Franklin: Collected Works, Lemay, ed. (152)

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