Like strawberry wives, that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot, and all the rest were little ones.
Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's nurses.Francis Bacon
Then Israel's monarch, after Heaven's own heart, His vigorous warmth did, variously, impart To Wives and slaves: and, wide as his command, Scattered his Maker's image through the land.john dryden
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' Wives.(Hannibal) Hamlin Garland
I cannot forbid a person to marry several Wives, for it does not contradict Scripture.Martin Luther
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
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
Like strawberry Wives, that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot, and all the rest were little ones.Francis Bacon
Jackie Biskupski is running for a seat in the Utah Legislature, and she's attracting a lot of attention because she's a lesbian. Her Republican opponent, Dan Alderson, is a staunch Mormon, and is running a negative ad campaign calling her lifestyle abnormal and deviant. His six Wives agree.
Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are Wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face."
I used to look down upon those ladies who had given themselves to Allah's Apostle and I used to say, "Can a lady give herself (to a man)?" But when Allah revealed: "You (O Muhammad) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your Wives), and you may receive any of them whom you will; and there is no blame on you if you invite one whose turn you have set aside (temporarily).' (33.51) I said (to the Prophet), "I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires."
Oh, Men, with Sisters dear! Oh, Men, with Mothers and Wives! It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives!thomas hood
Powerful men often succeed through the help of their Wives. Powerful women only succeed in spite of their husbands.
Strong be thy wallis that about the standis;Wise be the people that within the dwellis;Fresh is thy ryver with his lusty strandis;Blith be thy chirches, wele sownyng be thy bellis;Riche be thy merchauntis in substance that excellisFair be thy Wives, right lovesom, white and small;Clere be thy virgyns, lusty under kellis:London, thou art the flour of Cities all.william dunbar
Moral crusade: Public activity undertaken by middle-aged men who are cheating on their Wives or diddling little boys. Moral crusades are particularly popular among those seeking power for their own personal pleasure, politicians who can't think of anything useful to do with their mandates, and religious professionals suffering from a personal inability to communicate with their god.john ralston saul
First one gets works of art, then criticism of them, then criticism of the criticism, and, finally, a book on The Literary Situation , a book which tells you all about writers, critics, publishing, paperbacked books, the tendencies of the (literary) time, what sells and how much, what writers wear and drink and want, what their Wives wear and drink and want, and so on.Randall Jarrell
Italian husbands, in order to buy their Wives a fur, spend more than all their European collegues.indro montanelli
“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.
The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, which is obvious. As for the face, Muhammad's wife Khadijeh never wore the veil, nor did the other Wives of the Prophet after Khadijeh died. [...] The ulema have twisted the Quran with their hadith, always twisting it toward those in power, until the message Muhammad laid out so clearly, straight from God, has been reversed, and good Muslim women are made like slaves again, or worse.kim stanley robinson
In the reign of James the Second, It was generally reckoned As a rather serious crime To marry two Wives at a time.
This is the reason why the doctrine of plurality of Wives was revealed, that the noble spirits who are waiting for tabernacles might be brought forth
Even so husbands should love their Wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Many Westerners forget that when the Prophet spoke of four Wives as the maximum allowable number, he had in mind a reduction to four as compared to the number then often prevailing; moreover, Mohammed specified that a man should acquire more than one wife only if he could treat them all with equal justice obviously a difficult feat for even the most diligent man to achieve. In effect, then, the Prophet curtailed the number of Wives.
Say If your fathers and your sons and your brethren and your Wives and your kinsfolk and the wealth you have acquired, and trade whose dullness you fear, and dwellings you love, are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and striving in His way, then wait till Allah brings His command to pass. And Allah guides not the transgressing people.