A Quote by Reginald on custom and wives

The Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistresses.


Source: The Innocence of Reginald, 1904

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on power and wives

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on wives


To the wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Queen did not approve of married clergy. Madam, I may not call you; mistress, I am shamed to call you; and so I know not what to call you; but howsoever, I thank you.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Harington, Brief View of the State of the Church,, 1607

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A Quote by Plutarch on chastity, divorce, friendship, and wives

A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, "Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me.''

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Aemilius Paulus

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A Quote by Pink Floyd on certainty, children, home, life, schools, teachers, weakness, and wives

When we grew up and went to school There were certain teachers who would Hurt the children anyway they could By pouring their derision Upon anything we did And exposing every weakness However carefully hidden by the kids But in the town it was well known When they got home at night, Their fat and psychopathic wives Would thrash them Within inches of their lives.

Pink Floyd

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A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on painting and wives

-Picasso's Wife: In my opinion to search means nothing in painting. To find is the thing.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Source: Artist on Art edited by Goldwater & Treves

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A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on death, husbands, wives, and women

-Picasso's Wife: If my husband would ever meet a woman on the street who looked like the women in his paintings, he would fall over in a dead faint.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on computers, friendship, love, personality, personality, trying, and wives

Isn't it possible, he wondered, for one person to love another without trying to own each other? Or is that buried so deep in our genes that we can never get it out? Territoriality. My wife. My friend. My lover. My outrageous and annoying computer personality who's about to be shut off at the behest of a half-crazy girl with OCD on a planet that I never heard of and how will I live without [her] when she's gone?

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on hope, learning, and wives

An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Marriage Lines, 1964.

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A Quote by O. Henry on wives


She would have made a splendid wife, for crying only made her eyes more bright and tender.

O. Henry (1862 - 1910)

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