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The solemn man and the frivolous flighty woman are fit mates for marriage provided they are not extreme opposites. Temperaments may oppose, but must not be too extremely opposed. The finest successes of Hymen come from the coupling of circumferential opposites who possess a central unity. This cryptic phrase calls for interpretation.

-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 2: Living in The World > # 476

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