A bad wife is a badly fitting ox-yoke, trying to master her is like grasping a scorpion.
A drunken wife will goad anyone to fury, she cannot conceal her own degradation.
A woman’s wantonness shows in her wide-eyed look, her eyelashes leave no doubt.
Keep a headstrong daughter under firm control, or, feeling free, she will take advantage of it.
Keep a strict watch on her shameless eye, do not be surprised if she disgraces you.
Like a thirsty traveller she will open her mouth and drink any water she comes across; she will sit down in front of every tent-peg and open her quiver to any arrow.
The grace of a wife will charm her husband, her understanding will make him the stronger.
A silent wife is a gift from the Lord, no price can be put on a well-trained character.
A modest wife is a boon twice over, a chaste character cannot be over-valued.
Like the sun rising over the mountains of the Lord, such is the beauty of a good wife in a well-run house. — (Sir. 26:7-16)
Take all your complaints right on over to Ben Sira.