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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

 

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

 

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He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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

 

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

 

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Take example by your father, my boy, and be very careful of vidders all your life, specially if they've kept a public house, Sammy.
~ Charles Dickens

 

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

 

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The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two! My life as a happy one is ended! the world is gone for me! If I must live on (and I will do nothing to make me worse than I am), it is henceforth for our poor fatherless children -- for my unhappy country, which has lost all in losing him -- and in only doing what I know and feel he would wish.
~ Queen Victoria

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Widow. The word consumes itself.
~ Sylvia Plath

 

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

 

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