A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
– Irish Proverb
- The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. – Polish Proverb
- A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life. – Irish Proverb
- Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip. – Irish Proverb
- Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter’s petti coat. – Irish Proverb
- The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. – Irish Proverb
- There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were. – Irish Proverb
- My mother was a domestic goddess and Mother Earth figure. She was sweet and placid – just what the perfect wife was supposed to be and I was determined not to be. – Joan Collins
- He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows. – Jeremy Taylor
- Behind every successful wife, stands a surprised mother in law.
- Bad as I like ye, it’s worse without ye. – Irish Proverb
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