No slave is a slave to the same lengths, and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is.
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
A man who is available for lunch, has no wife, is interested in everything, and talks well is socially invaluable.
We see them when they come to New York. They stay at my wife’s apartment. We have quite a correspondence with them at all times. They play a very important role, the authors in the firm, because so much of the material we publish is suggested by them.
For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.
In December of 1952, my first wife, Kirby, and I left Vienna to drive through the Russian sector of Austria into Yugoslavia.
A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor – her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn’t quite say.
Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares for if he is to remain resolute.