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Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they ''don't understand'' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) American journalist and humorist.

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are ''made in America.''

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) American journalist and humorist.

If you think you have trouble supporting a wife, try not supporting her.

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Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.


It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, ''Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?'' holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. ''Yet,'' added he, ''none of you can tell where it pinches me.

Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.