Wise Words – Advice from 1886 No. 7

Wise Words – Advice from 1886 No. 7

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In this collection of “Wise Words About Women” from Good Housekeeping published in 1886, various sentiments highlight the significance of women in creating a loving and harmonious home. It emphasizes the value of wives, mothers, and the need for gentleness in familial relationships, recognizing that a happy wife contributes to a contented household, even in moments of disagreement or lectures.

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 WISE WORDS ABOUT WOMEN. From Good Housekeeping published in 1886

  • Without hearts there is no home.
  • How much the wife is dearer than the bride!
  • We can have many wives, but only one mother.
  • Be ever gentle with the children God has given you.
  • It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
  • A wise man at all in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous, or no wife at all.
  • Women must have their wills while they live, because they make none with they die.
  • Nothing flatters a man so much as the happiness of his wife, he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
  • A curtain lecture is worth all the sermons in the world for teaching the virtue of patience and long-suffering.



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