Quotations The Best Quotes About Wife  

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A good wife and health is a mans best wealth.

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I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. Oliver Goldsmith

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A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek. Samuel Johnson

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A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle. Charles Baudelaire

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No girl who is going to marry need bother to win a college degree; she just naturally becomes a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy after catering to an ordinary man for a few years. Helen Rowland

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If you are really Master of your Fate, it shouldn't make any difference to you whether Cleopatra or the Bearded Lady is your mate. Ogden Nash

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Those graceful acts, those thousand decencies, that daily flow from all her words and actions, mixed with love and sweet compliance, which declare unfeigned union of mind, or in us both one soul. John Milton

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I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.

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A man's wife has more power over him than the state has. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman. Marlene Dietrich

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Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough. Groucho Marx

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A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes.

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Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do... but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.

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Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.

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London is full of women who trust their husbands. One can always recognize them. They look so thoroughly unhappy. Oscar Wilde

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When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -- and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -- which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage. Queen Victoria

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To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer. William Shakespeare

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The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character. George Santayana

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This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does. George Bernard Shaw

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In America a woman loses her independence for ever in the bonds of matrimony. While there is less constraint on girls there than anywhere else, a wife submits to stricter obligations. For the former, her father's house is a home of freedom and pleasure; for the latter, her husband's is almost a cloister. Alexis de Tocqueville

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If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you! Winston Churchill

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He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never. Henrik Ibsen

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In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children. Henrik Ibsen

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The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife. Cyril Connolly

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Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive. F. H. Bradley

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The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem. G. K. Chesterton

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The majority of persons choose their wives with as little prudence as they eat. They see a troll with nothing else to recommend her but a pair of thighs and choice hunkers, and so smart to void their seed that they marry her at once. They imagine they can live in marvelous contentment with handsome feet and ambrosial buttocks. Most men are accredited fools shortly after they leave the womb. Edward Dahlberg

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Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness. Robertson Davies

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It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained. Charles Dickens

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Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit. John Dryden

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The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other. Andrea Dworkin

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That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise. George Eliot

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Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in. Benjamin Franklin

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Choose a wife by your ear than your eye. Thomas Fuller

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Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint. Alexander Hamilton

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He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold? William Wycherley

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He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows. Thomas Fuller