William Makepeace Thackeray Quote
Every man ought to be in love a few times in his life, and to have a smart attack of the fever. You are better for it when it is over: the better for your misfortune, if you endure it with a manly heart; how much the better for success, if you win it and a good wife into the bargain!
The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: Contributions to "Punch," etc (ed. 1903)