Quotes: wives

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
  • Francis H. Bradley
    Francis H. Bradley
    British Philosopher 1846-1924
    Francis H. Bradley
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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.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
    John Gay
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    Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    American actress 1926-1962
    Marilyn Monroe
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    Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    American actress 1926-1962
    Marilyn Monroe
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    Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.
  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    American actor 1882-1942
    John Barrymore
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    I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
  • I do not think that there are any men who are faithful to their wives.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    If courtesans and strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much rigor as some silly people would have it, what locks or bars would be sufficient to preserve the honor of our wives and daughters?
  • Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks
    American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer 1926-
    Mel Brooks
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    If presidents don't do it to their wives, they do it to the country.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
  • Captain J. G. Stedman
    Captain J. G. Stedman
    British soldiar, writer, artist 1744-1797
    Captain J. G. Stedman
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    Such indeed is the superior longevity of the fair females of Surinam, compared to that of the males (owing chiefly, as I said, to their excesses of all sorts) that I have frequently known wives who have buried four husbands, but never met a man in this country who had survived two wives.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
    Andrea Dworkin
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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.
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