Wife Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wife quotes, wife sayings, and wife proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A wife is a little dove and a little devil. Yiddish Proverb
A wife who has no children makes a dear and delightful friend to her husband's heirs. Roman Proverb
A good wife and health is a man's best wealth English Proverb
A wife is sought for her virtue, a concubine for her beauty. Chinese Proverb
A good man does not get a good wife, and a leper marries a flowering branch. Chinese Proverb
The unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband. 1 Cor 7:14
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Prov 31:27
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord. Eph 5:22
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Prov 18:22
There's more to a marriage than husband and wife. Spanish Proverb
How gently glides the married life away, when she who rules still seems but to obey. English Proverb
I...chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. Oliver Goldsmith
Here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at peace, and so am I. John Dryden
He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce, I keep the house. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Everyone knows that the real business of a ball is either to look out for a wife, to look after a wife, or to look after somebody else's wife. R.S. Surtees
Tho' marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools. William Congreve
Marriage is not a reform school...instead of you reforming your spouse, he or she will instead influence you. Billy Graham
My wife often said that 'a good marriage consists of two good forgivers.' Billy Graham
The only really sound marriages are those based on mutual respect Billy Graham
A marriage based only on physical attraction or romantic emotions is almost certainly doomed to failure right from the start. Billy Graham
If ever two were one, then surely we. / If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; / If ever wife was happy in a man, / Compare with me ye women if you can. Anne Bradstreet
The fundamental error of their matrimonial union; that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling. Thomas Hardy
That's silly talk...Talk to my wife. She'll tell me I need to learn to just put my socks on the hamper. Obama
Man gets nothing brighter than a kind wife. Semonides
I need a hand to nail the right, / A help, a love, a you, a wife. Allan Dugan
A good wife is like the ivy which beautifies the building to which it clings, twining tendrils more lovingly as time converts the ancient edifice into ruins. Samuel Johnson
A man's best possession is a sympathetic wife. Euripedes
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband. Booth Tarkington
Teacher, tender, comrade, wife, / A fellow-farer true through life, / Heart-whole and soul-free / The august father / Gave to me. Robert Louis Stevenson
At times this; and At times that; the list is endless but still a fraction too frugal to describe her divinely countenance; as she was everything for me in my impoverished life; she was my immortal wife. Nikhil Parekh