The sort of men and women that marriage enslaves would be vastly more wretched and mischievous, if they were set free. I believe that the hell people make for themselves isn't at all a bad place for them. It's the best place for them.
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Source Notes: A Modern Instance (chapter 26) (1882). Atherton, a bachelor who considers marriage "the realm of unreason," explains his theories on the subject to his friend Halleck, who considers him "horrible" and "cold-blooded."
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