A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on wives


Widowed wife and wedded maid.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Betrothed. Chap. xv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on brides, children, day, death, earth, emotion, motherhood, weakness, weather, wives, world, and youth

Upon the death of his wife: May 16 [1826]- She died at nine in the morning, after being ill for two days-easy at last. I arrived here late last night. For myself, I scarce know how I feel - sometimes as firm as the Bass Rock, sometimes as weak as the waters that break on it. . . . May 18- Another day, and a bright one to the external world, again opens on us; the air soft, and the flowers smiling, and the leaves glittering. They cannot refresh her to whom mild weather was a natural enjoyment. Cerements of lead and wood already hold her; cold earth must have her soon. But it is not my Charlotte, it is not the bride of my youth, the mother of my children, that will be laid among the ruins of Cryburgh, which we have so often visited in gaiety and pastime. No, no. She is sentient and conscious of my emotions somewhere- somehow; where we cannot tell - how we cannot tell; yet would I not this moment renounce her in a better world, for all that this world can give me.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: journal

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on age, charity, children, day, diet, duty, finance, freedom, home, leisure, life, love, mankind, mind, peace, pleasure, sacred, wives, and work

Possibly the best suggestion in condensed form, as to how to live, was given by my old Headmaster, Dr. Haig Brown, in 1904, when he wrote his Recipe for Old Age. A diet moderate and spare, Freedom from base financial care, Abundant work and little leisure, A love of duty more than pleasure, An even and contented mind In charity with all mankind, Some thoughts too sacred for display In the broad light of common day, A peaceful home, a loving wife, Children, who are a crown of life; These lengthen out the years of man Beyond the Psalmist's narrow span.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on jokes, love, wives, and women

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all by himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: What Every Woman Knows

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on family and wives

Steel True, Blade Straight *In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Windlesham Estate*; Crowborough, Sussex, England

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A Quote by Siegfried Sassoon on action, life, soldiers, and wives

Soldiers are sworn to action; they must win Some flaming, fatal climax with their lives. Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin They think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.

Siegfried Sassoon (1886 - 1967)

Source: Dreamers

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on america, constitution, custom, jobs, luck, presidency, rules, wives, and women

Roughly speaking, the President of the United States knows what his job is. Constitution and custom spell it out, for him as well as for us. His wife has no such luck. The First Lady has no rules; rather each new woman must make her own.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on happiness and wives

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as a source of it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Sacha Guitry on faith, idealism, justice, and wives

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.

Sacha Guitry (1885 - 1957)

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A Quote by Russell M. Nelson on achievement, good, influence, men, motherhood, needs, potential, wives, and women

You young men need to know that you can hardly achieve your highest potential without the influence of a good women, particularly you mother, and in a few years, a good wife.

Russell M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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