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If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
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Lawrence Housman Quotes

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A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
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Washington Irving Quotes

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I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
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Anne Frank Quotes

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In the long run wives are to be paid in a peculiar coin - consideration for their feelings. As it usually turns out this is an enormous, unthinkable inflation few men will remit, or if they will, only with a sense of being overcharged.
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Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes

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Our children are not going to be just our children. They are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
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Mary Steichen Calderone Quotes

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Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
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Joseph Addison Quotes

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I know we're meant to be these hard-headed, money-obsessed professionals but we're still little boys at heart. Just ask our wives.
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Rob Lee Quotes

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Young wives are the leading asset of corporate power. They want the suburbs, a house, a settled life, and respectability. They want society to see that they have exchanged themselves for something of value.
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Ralph Nader Quotes

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Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
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Jim Bishop Quotes

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Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are. Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are. Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.
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Mignon McLaughlin Quotes

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By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes

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Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's nurses.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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