"Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed."
"If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish."
"Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers."
"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."
"I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out."
"Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts."
"Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle."
"The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married."
"Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?"
"So many women today have become so focused on their children, they've developed these romantic entanglements with their children's lives, and the husbands are secondary. They're left out. And the romantic focus is on the children."