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By John Stuart Mill / July 28, 1981



What marriage may be in the case of two persons of cultivated faculties, identical in opinions and purposes, between whom there exists that best kind of equality, similarity of powers and capacities with reciprocal superiority in them, so that each can enjoy the luxury of looking up to the other, and can have alternatively the pleasure of leading and of being led in the path of development -- I will not attempt to describe.

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