It was a wife’s duty to be interested in whatever interested her husband, whether it was politics, books, or a particular dish for dinner.
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
“The last word” is the most dangerous of infernal machines; and husband and wife should no more fight to get it than they would struggle for the possession of a lighted bomb-shell.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
A wife, a lover, can perhaps never see what the artist sees They rarely ever do. Perhaps a really mediocre artist has more chance of success.
Wives are people who feel they don’t dance enough.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.