Added by staff

Get quotes of the day

How do you feel today?    I feel ...

Bachelers boast, how they will teach their wives good; But many a man speaketh of Robin Hood, That never shot in his bow. When all is sought, Bachelers wives, and maides children bee well tought. And this with this I also begin to gather, Every man can rule a shrew, save he that hath her.

Record how this quote makes you feel.

You can report quote corrections via the "Conversation" tab below

Search on Google Books to find citations of this quotation.

This quote is linked to the event -€“ Marriage (First)

Source Notes: The Proverbs of John Heywood (part 2, chapter 6) (1874; originally published 1564).

A bit about John Heywood ...

John Heywood (1497-1580) was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs. He was born in or near London, but fled to Europe to avoid religious persecution for his Catholic faith and is believed to have died in Mechelen, Belgium. His son was the poet and translator Jasper Heywood.

These people bookmarked this quote:

staff avatar

I'm the guy who runs quotationsbook!

Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.