What Makes a Good Wife? Learn With These Wife Quotes

The Making of a Wife: Men Can Learn About Their Wives From These Quotes

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What Makes a Marriage Work?

Recently, I came across an interesting couple at a dinner party. The husband was young, smart, and an avid art connoisseur. The wife was older, had no interest in art, doted on her husband, and heartily participated in every conversation. Occasionally, she drifted into her favorite topic -- politics. And while her husband smiled indulgently at her, he clearly had no interest in politics.

It made me wonder: what kept the couple together? It was not about money, fame, or fortune, as neither the husband nor the wife was famous or rich. It was not even a "marriage of convenience." It was clearly love at a deeper level, and they seemed to understand and respect each other's differences.

What Is a Good Wife Material?

What qualities do men look for in a wife? Unlike what many women believe, men are not necessarily looking for a drop dead gorgeous women as a spouse. True, men are attracted to smoking hot women who make their heart do a double flip. But when it comes to marriage, these are the questions men should ask:

  • "Do I Have a Karmic Connection With the Girl?"

She is immensely compatible. There is something about her that makes you miss her every moment that she is away from you. It is almost as if she can read your mind. If you hit it off with this girl you are dating instantly.

You enjoy her presence and she is probably the right girl for you.​

  • "Does She Know Me Inside Out?"

Your girl is in tune with your needs, moods, and weaknesses. She knows how to turn you on, and how to reach deep into your heart. But, if you find yourself satisfying her needs while ignoring your own, back off from this relationship immediately.

  • "Does She Complete Me?"

Does your girl love you unconditionally? Do you trust her completely? Is she responsible, caring, and selfless? If yes, then get down on one knee now. You need a woman who will be by your side, loving you, and caring for you. What more could you want from a wife?

Wife Quotes Bring Out the Flavors of Marriage

If you are unsure whether you want to marry at all, read these wife quotes. Please note that most of them are by men who are trying to be funny. So if you can take a sporting look at marriage, go ahead and read these. There are a couple of quotes in this list that aren't meant to be funny. Can you identify them?

Groucho Marx

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.


The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

Patrick Murray

I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.

Ambrose Bierce

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Jimmy Durante

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.

Henry Youngman

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week.

A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

Milton Berle

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.

Franklin P. Jones

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.

Spike Milligan

It was a perfect marriage. She didn't want to and he couldn't.

Rodney Dangerfield

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.

Anthony Trollope

A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.

Rose Pastor Stokes

Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary; I humbly pray to Heaven above that I love the man I marry.

Henny Youngman

My wife dresses to kill.

She also cooks the same way.

Prince Philip

When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.

James Holt McGavran

There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.

Helen Rowland

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.

Hillary Clinton

Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticized for wearing open-toed shoes or for the color of her coat, there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.

Bill Cosby

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

Martin Luther

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Michel de Montaigne

The concern that some women show at the absence of their husbands, does not arise from their not seeing them and being with them, but from their apprehension that their husbands are enjoying pleasures in which they do not participate, and which, from their being at a distance, they have not the power of interrupting.

Oscar Wilde

The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.

Paul-Jean Toulet

A woman who loves her husband is merely paying her bills.  A woman who loves her lover gives alms to the poor.

Sacha Guitry

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

Walter Winchell

The reason they're called the opposite sex is because every time you think you have your wife fooled - it's just the opposite!

Lee Trevino

My wife tells me she doesn't care what I do when I'm away, as long as I'm not enjoying it.

Kin Hubbard

If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.