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Proverbs containing the word Wife

Who is worse shod than shoemaker’s wife?

The shoemaker is so anxious to make every penny he can out of his trade that he even denies his wife a new pair of shoes. Some other husbands... Read more →

Men make houses, women make homes

The husband may bay, or even build, the house, but it only becomes a real home when it is made warm and comfortable by the wife.

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune

A man with a wife and family cannot be so adventurous, or take so many chances, as an unmarried man. A hostage is a person given to another as a... Read more →

A good husband makes a good wife

If a husband or man wants his wife to be respectful and loving to him, he should be respectful and loving to her. A husband who treats his wife... Read more →