1. "Hearing: listening and speaking with patience and under- standing; Encouraging: helping each other; Dating: keeping it fresh and fun; Guarding: agreeing on your boundaries—and enforcing them; Educating: becoming an expert on your mate; Satisfying: meeting each other’s needs."
- Nancy C. Anderson, Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage
2. " and, on specific occasions afforded them by religion, burnt the forests, ploughed the land and sowed it with wheat. Thus they laid down the boundaries of the fields, investing them with fierce superstitions through which, in ferocious defence of their clans, they defended them with the blood of the impious vagabonds who came, divided and alone, for they lacked any under standing of the strength of society, to steal the wheat, and were killed in the course of their theft."
- Giambattista Vico, Vico: The First New Science