A Quote by Helen Rowland on husbands

A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on husbands, marriage, wives, and women

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on death, husbands, justice, kiss, murder, and wonder

Firefly: Where is your husband? Mrs. Teasdale: Why, he's dead. Firefly: I'll bet he's just using that as an excuse. Mrs. Teasdale: I was with him to the very end. Firefly: Hmmph. No wonder he passed away. Mrs. Teasdale: I held him in my arms and kissed him. Firefly: Oh I see. Then, it was murder.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

Source: As Firefly in the movie, Duck Soup, 1933

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A Quote by Gracie Allen on husbands, life, and women

My husband will never chase another woman. He's too fine, too decent, too old. [said when George Burns was only 64. He lived to be 100]

Gracie Allen (1906 - 1964)

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A Quote by George Eliot on bachelors, home, husbands, and women

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cruelty, desires, husbands, imagination, journeys, necessity, suspicion, taxes, uncertainty, and women

It appears to be uncertain whether the journey of Mary with her husband was obligatory or voluntary. . . . Women were liable to a capitation tax, if this enrolment also involved taxation. But, apart from any legal necessity, it may easily be imagined that at such a moment Mary would desire not to be left alone. The cruel suspicion of which she had been the subject, and which had almost led to the breaking off of her betrothal (Matt. 1: 19) would make her cling all the more to the protection of her husband.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, footnote p 24

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A Quote by Francis M. Lyman on children, clarity, conscience, departure, husbands, love, needs, parenthood, preparation, progress, sorrow, soul, tears, time, wives, and work

We mourn; we sorrow for our loved ones that go - our wives, our husbands, our children, our parents; we sorrow for them; and it is well and proper that we should moum for them and shed tears for the loss, for it is our loss; but it is their gain, for it is in the march of progress, advancement and development. It will be all right when our time comes, when we have finished our work and accomplished what the Lord required of us. If we are prepared, we need not be afraid to go, for it will be one of the most pleasant sensations that ever comes to the soul of man, whenever he departs, if he can go with a clear conscience into the presence of the Lord.

Francis M. Lyman (1840 - 1916)

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A Quote by Francis de Croisset on husbands, wives, and women

When a man declares: "I am sure of my wife," it means he is sure of his wife. But when a woman declares: "I am sure of my husband," it means that she is sure of herself.

Francis de Croisset

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A Quote by Finley Peter Dunne on bachelors, good, and husbands

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.

Finley Peter Dunne

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on body, certainty, children, church, colors, fatherhood, good, husbands, justice, learning, life, mathematics, mind, motherhood, parenthood, passion, people, spirit, struggle, and words

Heredity: the transmission of characteristics from parent to offspring; I sang in church today. My husband said I tucked my chin a certain way and he glimpsed my father. I often look for him. I have his lips, his small, rounded teeth, though when I smile, people say they see my mother. Startled, I've seen her myself in store windows. My father seldom smiled. He told me, as a child he sensed his spirit struggling, wanting to get out, wanting to fly, to be free. "Life," he said, "is learning submission: spirit to body body to mind." "Mathematics," he said, "is good for the mind." He asked what color were my threes, my nines. His were red and green. They stood in lines. I squinted, tried to give mine color, lied, said they stood in circles, counter-clockwise. And when he sang, oh, when he sang he placed each note perfectly, chin tucked, the tone, precise. "Sound should ring''', he said, "right out the top of your head." When I sing I forget where to breathe, how to use my head voice, how to stand, how to project, everything, except the words. For me it has always been words, not numbers, not tone, not mind over anything, just words and the passion they spell. My poems embarrassed him. They were not metered. They did not rhyme. Yet today when I sang, I tucked my chin and some faint seed of him flamed, some spark of him flickered. And those who knew him saw him in me.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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