Man was the first gossip, for he told tales of his wife.
A wise woman is the crown of her husband.
If a beautiful woman would kiss the sea, its waters would be no longer bitter!
We govern the world because women govern us.
Let wives and husbands be equal!
A man who tries to live without loving, only plays the fool by rules.
Julius & Augustus: Caesar & Alexander the Great
If wives kept their husbands’ purses they would always govern them.
Let us act as our wives advise: Nothing should be dearer to wise men!
Cicero, Pompey & Pliny
Let him who wants wisdom consult a woman!
He who strikes his wife affronts his best self.
When I see woman fastened to a tree, I wish all trees bore such fruit!
A wife is the best half of man.
He who wounds his wife shall lose his hand.
American Indian Law
There have been 4 good women, but the number of good men is doubtful.
A woman’s weapon is her tongue, which she should use to prevent rust.
Nature made Man with an axe but Woman with a pencil.
When the Creator sent Light, he sent Woman into the world!
Let Women rule their Husbands!
Egyptian & Babylonian Law
Women should be honoured at all times!
Henry IV & Frederic II
What is the universe without woman?
Why do kings reign better that queens? Because women govern when men reign!
Duc de Sully
Authority is acquired by Man, but is natural to Woman.
We find benevolence in men but its graces in women.
Let pleasant people say what they will, good sense is given equally to both sexes.
Women equal us in every point and differ from us only in being more amiable.
A woman without loveliness is a mistake of nature.
There are no virtues of the masculine gender except inferior ones.
Woman is the chef d’œvre of nature.
There is no virtue in man which is not more amiable in woman.
We see her faults but love her with them all!
Woman is the mistress of youth, the friend of reason, and the nurse of age!
First of all I thank God for my wife!
Choose thy wife well for thy fate depends on her!
The eye of the wife is the light of day to her husband.
If women taught philosophy, who would not learn?
A wise woman is worth 5s to her husband.
The Supreme waited till he was asked to create woman lest man should accuse him of spite.
Trust no woman! Not even thy own wife. Fire, water and woman are the greatest evils.
What business have women in the world?
I gave my enemy a wife. I could do him no greater injury.
A wife is good to teach a man patience.
All men are mad, but he who loves is the maddest of all!
Caprice is the soul of woman.
Ovid, Virgil & Terence
Peevishness and curiosity employ wives.
Let no wise man obey his wife!
He who marries may wish for death!
If she obeys him!
But he may use a switch.
“Woe to the father of daughters!”
Gather up gold but tell not thy wife where it is hid!
Fear nothing but a woman’s tongue!
The Good Spirit was angry when he made woman .
The Creator made woman fair but could not make her wise.
Two days in the year only!
There never was a wise woman! The wisest is only a little less foolish.
Mary Queen of Scots
Is marriage good to all eternity? Then heaven preserve us from it!
A friend of mine died for joy when he married a dumb woman: I am not surprised, for it was an extraordinary blessing!
There must be husbands, or who could govern women?
A very silly man would be a tolerable lady, but a clever lady would only be a very silly man.
Women are pretty ornaments. If they are more, they are out of place.
A wise woman is a prodigious as a bearded one.
Why were fools made? To be companions for Eve’s daughters.
Deceit is invention in man, but instinct in woman.
Parrots have more amusing tricks than women and are neither so expensive nor so mischievous.
A plague on female wisdom! It makes a man ten times more uneasy than his own!
Wives are like the baggage of an army: an inevitable evil.
A woman can hold no office but a sexton’s, because she loves to bury her husband.
Of all plagues a female one is the worst.
Where there is woman, there must be mischief.
Women reason as puppets dance: they do it ill, but one wonders how they do it at all!