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Today’s Quotation: Jonathan Swift – On Marriage, Nesting and Netting


The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss
My Take on This:
Times have changed fundamentally since the time of Swift: One can only wonder, if the observation he made still stands…I guess the issue at hand had lesser to do with society, and more with human nature; but I may be wrong.