Mothers-in-law Proverbs

Sayings about Mothers-in-law

Mothers-in-law are fine so long as they are deaf and blind. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

A mother-in-law made of sugar, still tastes bitter. ~ Catalonian Proverb

It is a sad situation for a son-in-law when his mother-in-law praises him. ~ Chinese Proverb

To drunken mothers-in-law give full jugs. ~ Spanish Proverb

Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, storm and hail. ~ Italian Proverb

There is nothing better than a rich wife and a generous mother-in-law. ~ Russian Proverb

Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can be cooked together but they will never be tender. ~ French Proverb

Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your mother-in-law. ~ Japanese Proverb

The more the mother-in-law drinks the more friendly is her greeting. ~ Greek Proverb

A mother-in-law may be good, but she is better when mother earth covers her up. ~ Catalonian Proverb

The grumbling mother-in-law forgets that she once was a bride. ~ Greek Proverb

Woe to the high spirited bride whose mother-in-law is still alive. ~ Congolese Proverb

The miser is his own mother-in-law. ~ Swedish Proverb

There once was a good mother-in-law but the wolf gobbled her up. ~ French Proverb

The mother-in-law shows you her thighs without shame, you are the embarrassed one. ~ Congolese Proverb

Well-married is when you have no mother-in-law and no sister-in-law. ~ Spanish Proverb

Every mother-in-law is a piece of the devil’s pants. ~ French Proverb

If you want to hit your mother-in-law, be sure to split her head. ~ Arabian Proverb

You never meet your mother-in-law on the day that you are well dressed. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

Mothers-in-law are hard of hearing. ~ Congolese Proverb

The daughter-in-law wipes away what the mother-in-law has seen. ~ South American Proverb

Quotations about Mothers-in-law

When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that’s something. ~ Lou Gehrig

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, ‘Get the hell off my property.’ ~ Joan Rivers

My wife is the kind of girl who will not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere. ~ John Barrymore

Give up all hope of peace so long as your mother-in-law is alive. ~ Juvenal

I’ve just had some bad news. Tomorrow is the mother in law’s funeral. And she’s cancelled it. ~ Les Dawson

I can always tell when the mother in law’s coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps. ~ Les Dawson

I’m often accused of saying some pretty rotten things about my mother-in-law. But quite honestly, she’s only got one major fault – it’s called breathing. ~ Les Dawson

Mother-in-law: a woman who destroys her son-in-law’s peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers. ~ Author Unknown

Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

My mother-in-law said, ‘One day I will dance on your grave.’ I said ‘I hope you do; I will be buried at sea.’ ~ Les Dawson

The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, ‘Mother, don’t just stand there in the rain. Go home.’ ~ Les Dawson

The mother-in-law is the centre of a family. ~ Les Dawson

English Law prohibits a man from marrying his mother-in-law. This is our idea of useless legislation. ~ Author Unknown

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. ~ H. L. Mencken

A car is like a mother-in-law – if you let it, it will rule your life. ~ Jaime Lerner

My mother-in-law’s so fat that when she passes her handbag from hand to hand she throws it. ~ Les Dawson

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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O daughter, I’m telling you. O daughter-in-law, listen to it. ~ Kashmiri Proverb

A son-in-law and a pig will show you the way only once. ~ Spanish Proverb

You reproach your daughter, but you mean your daughter-in-law. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Greet everyone cordially when you don’t know who your in-laws are going to be. ~ Malagasy Proverb

After your daughter is married, there comes a number of potential sons-in-law. ~ Russian Proverb

With a good son-in-law you gain a son, with a bad one you lose your daughter, too. ~ Hebrew Proverb

With a mule you have a son, with a son-in-law you only have a mule. ~ Kurdish Proverb

It’s better to pick a fight with your in-laws than with your neighbors. ~ Indian Proverb

When the daughter dies, the son-in-law is dead as well. ~ French Proverb

I am talking to you, daughter-in-law, so that you could hear it, neighbor! ~ Egyptian Proverb

Mothers-in-law Proverbs

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