Did you ever hear my definition of marriage? It is, that it resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman, essayist, wit
A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney Smith: by His Daughter, Vol. I, ch. 11 (1855)
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