There was very little that prevented the vandalism of 1793 from suddenly producing a second revolution as marvelous as the first was horrible. The whole human race was approaching its release; the civilized, barbarian, and savage order would have disappeared forever if the Convention, which trampled down all prejudices, had not bowed down before the only one that had to be destroyed, the institution of marriage.
Charles Fourier: The Visionary and His World, J. Beecher (1986), p. 304-5
It is certain that nature inclines us toward the amorous orgy, just as much as toward the gastronomic orgy, and that while both are blameworthy in the excess, they would become praiseworthy in an order in which they could be equilibrated.
Charles Fourier: The Visionary and His World, J. Beecher (1986), p. 310
An empire derives no advantage from the caresses of two turtledoves who spend a year cooing to each other in public meetings.
Charles Fourier: The Visionary and His World, J. Beecher (1986), p. 315