Montesquieu

Wherever there is a place where two per­sons can live com­for­ta­bly, a mar­riage takes place. Nature pro­vi­des enough moti­va­tion when she is not coun­te­red by the dif­fi­culty of sub­sis­tence.

Rising peo­ples mul­ti­ply and grow qui­ckly. For them it would be a great cons­traint to live in celi­bacy ; it is not one to have many chil­dren. The contrary occurs once the nation is for­med.