Life is too short to silver over this tarnish. The gods, employed to haunt and punish husbands, have no hand for trigger-fine distinctions, their myopia makes all error mortal.
Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands.Abigail Adams
Speaking of love, one problem that recurs more and more frequently these days, in books and plays and movies, is the inability of people to communicate with the people they love: husbands and wives who can't communicate, children who can't communicate with their parents, and so on. And the characters in these books and plays and so on, and in real life, I might add, spend hours bemoaning the fact that they can't communicate. I feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up.tom lehrer
Powerful men often succeed through the help of their wives. Powerful women only succeed in spite of their husbands.
Young misses whut eats heavy mos'gener'ly doan never ketch husbands.Margaret Mitchell
Hardlyany of the women, who are a full half of the population, work; or if they do, then as a rule their husbands lie snoring in bed.
Not louder shrieks to pitying heav'n are cast, When husbands or when lapdogs breathe their last.Alexander Pope
Love is meant for husbands, but my love for Hitler is stronger, I would give my life for it.magda goebbels
Just because I was married to Aly Khan, people think I'm rich. Well, I'm not. I never got a dime from Aly or from any of my husbands.rita hayworth
Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.paul of tarsus
Women must begin to "save" themselves and their daughters before they "save" their husbands and their sons; before they "save" the whole world.phyllis chesler
During the years I was on the board of directors of the National Organization for Women [chapter] in New York City, the most resistant audiences I ever faced in the process of doing corporate workshops on equality in the workplace were not male executives they were the wives of male executives. As long as her income came from her husband, she was not feeling generous when affirmative action let another woman have a head start vying for her husband’s (her) income.warren farrell
Divorces led to bodies of men (called legislatures) protecting women collectively as other men (called husbands) failed to protect women individually.warren farrell
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? There are not many husbands and wives, who can bear the charges of plaguing one another in a handsome way.john gay
It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men; nay, it is vain to expect that strength of natural affection which would make them good wives and mothers. Whilst they are absolutely dependent on their husbands they will be cunning, mean, and selfish.mary wollstonecraft
To be a good mother a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few women possess who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. Meek wives are, in general, foolish mothers; wanting their children to love them best, and take their part, in secret, against the father, who is held up as a scarecrow.mary wollstonecraft
Then flash'd the living lightning from her eyes, And screams of horror rend th' affrighted skies, Not louder shrieks to pitying Heaven are cast, When husbands, or when lap dogs, breathe their last; Or when rich China vessels fallen, from high, In glittering dust and painted fragments lie.Alexander Pope
One wife is too much for most husbands to bear, But two at a time there's no mortal can bear.john gay
The shameless Chloe placed on the tombs of her seven husbands the inscription, "The work of Chloe." How could she have expressed herself more plainly?
The turf has drank a Widow's tear; Three of her husbands Slumber here.
It's an unwritten rule that best friends take care of each other, and best friends' husbands understand.Liz Fenton
husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended.Zsa Zsa Gabor