Widows Proverbs

By | January 25, 2018

Sayings about Widows

Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves.~ Chinese Proverbs

He who marries a widow with three children marries four thieves.~ Danish Proverbs

Widows weep but they look for another husband.~ South American Proverb

The woman of a man without sorrows is almost a widow.~ Hungarian Proverbs

When you die, your sister’s tears will dry as time goes on, your widow’s tears will end in another’s arms, but your mother will mourn you until the day she dies.~ Arabian Proverbs

You must marry a widow while she is still mourning.~ Italian Proverbs

A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.~ Traditional Proverb

After I saw what my mother did, I will never trust a widow.~ Tunisian Proverbs

He that marries a widow will have a dead man’s head often thrown in his dish.~ Scottish Proverbs

Better the second husband of a widow than the first.~ French Proverbs

He who marries a widow also marries her debts.~ French Proverb

What is the world to a man when his wife is a widow.~ Irish Proverbs

The soldier’s wife is always a widow.~ Indian Proverbs

The wife of a careless man is almost a widow.~ Hungarian Proverb

You flirt with a widow, but do you know how her husband died?~ Togolese Proverbs

Widows comfort themselves when they remarry, widowers take revenge.~ French Proverb

The son of an old man is an orphan, and his wife is a widow.~ Lebanese Proverbs

There are three kinds of person that you must not challenge: civil servants, customers and widows.~ Chinese Proverb

No fat mouse in a widow’s house.~ Turkish Proverbs

It is easier to be a happy bachelor for a year than a widower for a month.~ Lebanese Proverb

A widow, like a widower, is a house without a roof.~ Finnish Proverbs

Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short.~ English Proverbs

Saying about Widows

Quotations about Widows

Handsome widows, after a twelve-month, enjoy a latitude and longitude without limit. ~ Honore de Balzac

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife’s spirits. ~ John Gay

Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power. ~ Gloria Steinem

Widows and widowers like to date each other because they understand.~ Lisa Iannucci

Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Young widows still bide their time. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

He first deceased; she for a little tried to live without him, liked it not, and died. ~ Sir Henry Wotton

A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man’s approval. ~ Helen Rowland

As widowers proverbially marry again, so a man with the habit of friendship always finds new friends.~ George Santayana

I’m only upset that I’m not a widow. [On her ex-husband Tom Arnold] ~ Roseanne

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Widow. The word consumes itself.~ Sylvia Plath

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.~ Dolores Ibarruri

There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I’m sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Widows are divided into two classes — the bereaved and relieved.~ Victor Robinson

Widows, like ripe fruit, drop easily from their perch. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

A World of Widows. ~ Book preview
The book concludes with a summary of widowhood as a human rights issues and an overview of widows themselves organising for change.

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