Every man who is high up likes to feel that he has done it himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that. James Barrie (1860–1937), British playwright and author.What Every Woman Knows (1908) If you take a wife from hell she will bring you back. U.S. proverb. The husband is master of the home if the wife is out-of-doors. Hebrew proverb. The first wife is matrimony, the second company, the third heresy. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist The opening words of the book Pride and Prejudice (1813)

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