• What a world of trouble those who never marry escape! There are many happy matches, it is true, and sometimes "my dear," and "my love" come from the heart; but what sensible bachelor, rejoicing in his freedom and years of discretion, will run the tremendous risk?

    Mark Twain (1979). “Early Tales & Sketches, Vol. 1: 1851-1864”, p.86, Univ of California Press