Quotes by husbands

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  • Erica Jong
    Erica Jong
    American author 1942-
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    To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A woman asking ''Am I good? Am I satisfied?'' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.
  • Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
    Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
    American lawyer, minister, educator, and humorist 1790-1870
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    But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands.
    Source: Letter to John Adams (5 August 1776)
  • Brenda Ueland
    Brenda Ueland
    American journalist, editor, and teacher
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    Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands.
  • Mary Buckley
    Mary Buckley
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    Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    American actress 1926-1962
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    Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    American actrice 1919 -
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
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    Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    In the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
    Source: Letter to John Adams, 31 March 1776
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