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We’ve collected the best Wives Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Henny Youngman, Andrew Young, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Jemele Hill, Mary Wollstonecraft. Use them as an inspiration.

Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.
The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement were always the wives and the mothers.
I have kids. No more wives.
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
Professional athletes have a special relationship with their cars. Some treat their cars better than their wives or girlfriends. Some are more loyal to their cars than their teams.
Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
I grew up in the Methodist church. My wife grew up in the Baptist church. And wives get everything they want. So we got married in the Baptist church.
I do watch some kind of terrible shows on VH1, ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,’ ‘Basketball Wives.’ Those are like my guilty pleasures. When I want to see some drama, I’ll watch those.
The facts are men, women, children, gay, lesbian, transgender, old, young, wives, husbands, black, white are all affected… the face of domestic violence has no one identity.
Some husbands regard it as their prerogative to compel their wives to fit their standards of what they think to be the ideal.
What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?
Husbands and wives fight, and when the wife is packing up, the husband says, ‘Don’t leave! I’m gonna change!’ Marriages stay together because people promise to change.
I’m not a big Woody Allen fan, but thought ‘Husbands and Wives’ was great.
Nell Freudenberger
All poets‘ wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
Delmore Schwartz
What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.
If I have learned anything, it is to keep my wife happy by sending her lavish gifts. Other men can learn from my success and send their wives and girlfriends fresh flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Valentine’s Day.
Back when Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin were doing roasts, they were all friends. They knew each other’s children, each other’s wives, each other’s families. It wasn’t about being disrespectful. It was about being funny.
Marriage finally became acceptable to the churches when laws were established that could make it a means of depriving women of incomes and property, and making wives the equivalent of slaves.
Barbara G. Walker
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother‘s love endures through all.
Where I grew up, in Aldgate, east London, one of the poorest boroughs in the country, I saw lots that was real – the bankers with their briefcases, the man next door with five wives, the illegal immigrants in Flat 5. I’m from a world you rarely see on screen, and I want to show it off.
The prescience of the founding fathers continues to astonish me. They were freedom fighters. They made America. They gave us this magical country. They also were slaveowners – which is confusing to their legacy. How could such brilliant men have only secured freedom for themselves, but not their wives or their slaves?
The war on terror is the most insane and immoral war of all time. The Americans are doing what they did in Vietnam, bombing villages. But how can a civilised nation do this? How can you can eliminate suspects, their wives, their children, their families, their neighbours? How can you justify this?
What’s the difference between sex and love? I have four wives and five kids. I apparently don’t know the difference.
When you’re the head coach, you coach 53 people, and their wives and their girlfriends and their families and all those people.
Coming from the Midwest, I didn’t know about stand-up as an art. I just thought stand-up comedians were old men in suits talking about their wives.
When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.
There’s an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they’re mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they’ve built to look like a temple. It’s just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives.
I suppose, unconsciously, I used all my wives to further my journey up the ladder.
Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives’ tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave.
Theodore Dreiser
Congratulations are in order for Woody Allen – he and Soon Yi have a brand new baby daughter. It’s all part of Woody’s plan to grow his own wives.
The SEALs have a sense of community I’ve never seen anywhere. Not just the guys but the wives, widows, kids of fallen heroes.
Men who are not loyal to their wives are foolish.
Most wives look at me the way lame deer look at a hungry lion.
Our children are not going to be just ‘our children’ – they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
Mary Calderone
I did ‘Footballer’s Wives’ for two-and-a-half seasons and I asked to be written out.
In L.A., wives can fly on the plane; with the Yankees, they can’t. With other teams, the wives always have functions to bring them together. Not here. You don’t know what half the wives look like.
I hope we have a whole lot of healthy men out there impacting their wives and daughters with a sense of value and dignity. They can have a huge impact. It takes a secure man to breed that sense of security in his family.
I can’t be a wife. I’m not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time.
I have been married twice, but both of my wives have been too bright to be sucked in by women’s lib.
Harry Harlow
Married men don’t get their own apartments ‘to escape‘ their lives with their wives.
A lot of guys came together quickly as a group, as more than just teammates, as friends. Your family get to know each other, and you become really close, and that’s a big part of the team aspect is caring about your teammates off the field, getting to know their kids, their families, their wives.
Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
But on the other hand, I talked to a woman who was a working woman, and it was actually great for her, because she had her husband one week of the month and the other three weeks, while he was with his other wives, she got to pursue what she wanted to do.
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
I go to the grocery store with my wife. She goes off to buy something. Where is she, anyways? So I ask the manager, ‘What aisle do they keep the wives in?’
Wives and girlfriends really shouldn’t be anywhere near the band. Not at all. Anyone who’s listening to their girlfriend, they shouldn’t be involved. All bands have Yoko Onos, and the Mondays were no exception.
Wives are around a lot longer than your sporting years.
I know it sounds like I’m playing all these wives and girlfriends, but they’re not waiting at home. I wear the pants.
‘The Stepford Wives’ was too big, and it was unsatisfying to do. Not that it was unsatisfying to do, but it was unsatisfying as a result because, as much as I loved parts of it, and I’m really proud of so much of it, the entire movie wasn’t what I wanted it to be. It’s my own fault; I didn’t follow my instincts.
For older actresses, the story is still the same. They are either subservient wives taking care of their husbands – like that typical age-old character of a woman, who serves her husband a hot cup of tea as soon as he comes home; or they are mothers dependent on their sons.
Sometimes I’ve been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
Wives are young men‘s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
The first play I did was a funny one called ‘The School for Wives’, by Moliere. We were wearing the ugliest wigs and the worst costumes you can ever imagine to try to recreate 17th-century France in Singapore. But I got my first real pay cheque from that. I was very happy taking that cheque to the bank.
I worry about all who are impure in their thoughts, feelings, or actions or who demean their wives or children, thereby cutting off priesthood power.
In India, women are respected the most. Mothers, wives, sisters, daughters.
Nelson was locked up on Robben Island, and wives like me had been warned we would bring our husbands home as corpses from that place. But I always believed he would be released. It was my duty to have a home ready for us.
‘Primeval’ is very similar to ‘Footballers‘ Wives’ – it’s pure fantasy.
Everyone can relate to loving someone and hating them in the same moment – husbands, wives, partners, siblings, parents, friends. It’s kind of universal in that way.
Elizabeth Henstridge
I don’t have an issue with marrying an actor, though it’s definitely tough. I work with actors and interact with star wives, and I don’t know how they do it. Loyalty is a very important factor for me, and I need to be in a relationship where the person will complete me and fill me up.
I played for four clubs during my career and for me it was like having four wives.
Army wives sacrifice a lot, we need to salute them because no matter what, they always put up a brave face.
All in all, 18 individuals from my family are missing, including my six brothers and my mother, my brothers’ wives, my nephews and nieces.
The government can spy on people using their mobile phones while they’re with their wives and husbands.
Brigham Young had 47 children, and over 50 women as wives.
To you wives who are constantly complaining and see only the dark side of life, and feel that you are unloved and unwanted, look into your own hearts and minds. If there is something wrong, turn about. Put a smile on your faces. Make yourselves more attractive. Brighten your outlook.
The gossip mill on tour is always turning. I have to be a little careful about what I tell guys who I don’t consider close friends, because even though they might not spread it to other players, they’ll usually tell their wives. And once the wives get it, it’s gone.
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers‘ wives.
Hamlin Garland
We started by playing girls who only married at the end of the picture. We didn’t play wives. That came later. But the most dreadful thing was when a star had to play a mother. That was the beginning of her professional end.
Lana Turner
When I talk about movies like ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Stepford Wives,’ I really noticed that these movies were able to address fears surround the women’s lib movement in a way that was engaging, not preachy, but fun.
My cousins and I used to play Beatle wives. We all wanted to be married to Paul, but John was O.K. too. None of us wanted Ringo. Or even worse, George.
It has been very rare to see a black woman as a protagonist. And also as three-dimensional people – mathematicians, mothers, wives, complicated people, not perfect.
Are we a people who put politics over integrity? Or are we a country of voters and leaders, men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, colleagues, humans who care about treating each other with basic dignity?
I am not a typical wife. We are two friends who live together. We love each other, but I don’t do the usual things that wives normally do for their husbands, like giving medicines on time, or making sure the clothes are ironed or dry-cleaned.
I always think that a bit sad – that people think their wives would stop them doing what they wanted to do.
And in the end, bin Laden died in a squalid suburban compound surrounded by his wives and children and far from the front lines of his holy war.
All my ex-girlfriends or wives are all kind of great friends and I’ve never understood somebody who can live with somebody for five or six years and then not like them.
We live in a culture that does not encourage women to be epic heroes of their own Big Stories but the mothers and lovers and wives and mistresses and muses and personal assistants, the femme fatales and fantasies and manic pixie dream girls, in someone else‘s Big Story, and this someone else is usually a dude.
When I came to America, there were two kinds of women: women who looked serious and who didn’t wear color and print, and women who looked girly and feminine and like second wives.
Historically, the women who have been the great painters of the canon have very often have been the wives or daughters of supportive men. Like Artemisia, whose father was a very established painter. I will say that the two current contemporary artists I admire the most are women: Kara Walker and Swoon.
Of the big horror movies of the ’70s, you have ‘The Omen,’ ‘The Sentinel,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ – these are all romantic fatalist movies where there’s a sort of glimmer of hope… but darkness wins.
Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman’s right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was the core to ‘Stepford Wives.’
I love ‘First Wives Club’ and ‘Death Becomes Her’ and movies about women like that.
It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.
Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
Erich von Stroheim
When husbands and wives not only co-work but try to co-homemake, as post-feminist and well-intentioned as it is, out goes the clear delineation of spheres, out goes the calm of unquestioned authority, and of course, out goes the gratitude.
In more than 10 years, I’ve formed three real friendships. Mousa Dembele, for example. We’ve known each other since we were 12, our wives are from Amsterdam, he lives in London and we both have a kid.
My grandfather was a polygamous man, and he had two wives, and between him and his two wives, we are about 200 or so in our family.
Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
In my Indian bedroom, the carved, cut-out marble jalis, or screens, which were formerly used by Indian princes to keep their wives from other eyes, have a new purpose: they are not only decorations, but a means of security, for they can be locked without shutting off the air.
Doris Duke
I’ve been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It’s exciting to play a femme fatale.
I mean, hell, when I pitched ‘Basketball Wives’ I was still married and I had no intentions of being on the show, I just was producing it and creating it, and that was it.
It was always the cliche of men leaving their wives for younger women. The playing field is sort of even now. Women make their own salaries. They can do the exact same thing and can have a younger man.
The wives of Henry VIII are too big to be left to chick lit. Their importance is the impact they have on the broad history of the period. On the lives of every man and every woman who lived in England then, and subsequently has lived in England.
Thanks so much to all the fans. To all our team, to all our wives, especially, that believe in us and that we come home to, and everybody here that’s given us a shot.
I sleep in peace, even if only in the company of lice, behind bars. The same could not be said of my incarcerators though they sleep in warm beds, next to their wives, in their homes.
Eskinder Nega
Male writers don’t want to be judged in the room. They want to be able to scarf an entire bag of potato chips while cracking fart jokes and making lewd comments without fear of feminine disapproval. But we’re your co-workers, not your wives.
I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.
Patrick Murray
That’s the first thing you learn when you busk in the New York City subways: you immediately join the ranks of the marginalized, the unhinged prophets, the Christian shouters, the Hare Krishnas, the Jehovah‘s witnesses, the father-and-daughter kitaro team, the violinists playing for their sickly wives.
These days, it’s often women in uniform – moms, wives, even grandmothers – who deploy and leave their families behind.
Men get together, and they complain about their wives because it’s what they feel they’re supposed to do. It’s as phony as your frat-buddy’s stupid tribal tattoos, and everybody knows it.
Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
Siegfried Sassoon
My father and his brothers never mentioned to their English wives and children that they were Jewish. Being Hungarian was exotic and foreign enough to begin with, and so long as they were not asked, they found it easier, from 1919 on, to let the matter drop.
I wish I had a wife who could manage things for me. Men are blessed that way. They have wives to look after their home.
High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
I’m a fun song maker. I love to make people smile. I also love to see them big, burly dudes crying because their wives’ song is ‘Die a Happy Man.’
With popular rulers, the wife can become the guardian of their greatness: Peter the Great was succeeded by his wife, Catherine I. Sometimes the wives are an improvement.
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, ‘I’ve got to get the hell out of here’, and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you’ve aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.
At a particularly dicey moment in my own love life when I was interviewing Rupert Murdoch a number of years ago, I tried to get some advice from him about, well, about anything a man with three wives, the latest the age of his children, might offer.
In elite, primarily white institutions, there are many blacks who have white wives. So much so that sometimes there is almost the assumption that I would be married to a white woman.
I’m on backslapping terms with everyone from Sanjay Dutt to Sanjay Kapoor. That’s why wives never feel threatened by my presence in their husband’s lives. They know if I’m their husband’s friend, I’m the wife’s buddy as well.
Contrary to popular belief, Henry VIII did not divorce any of his wives. He had sought an annulment from Catherine of Aragon – which he finally awarded to himself after the pope‘s continued refusal. When it came to Anne‘s turn, Henry took the easy route by having her found guilty of treason.
There is a worst part, and it is this: we spend more time with each other than we do with our wives and children, and we work very long hours – we work non-stop – so when we need to shut off, we need to be separate, or else we – or else we just slip into our work mode.
Angie Dickinson in ‘Hollywood Wives’ took me under her wing. If you look at that cast, I was definitely an ‘outcast‘… so to speak. Most of them were of the same era, or just so much more experienced that I was.
I am kind; I am humane. I open to you my fatherly arms. Come, all of you; I will receive you all – no less those of the South than those of the West, and of the North, who, gained over by Rigaud, have deserted your firesides, your wives, your children, to place yourselves at his side.
I think women have long been defined by their roles as procreators and wives, and we’re expected to serve, take care of, say ‘Yes,’ and not ruffle any feathers. Women, in particular, are sometimes not allowed to consider who they are outside of the roles that they play.
When they look back on me I want ’em to remember me not for all my wives, although I’ve had a few, and certainly not for any mansions or high livin’ money I made and spent. I want ’em to remember me simply for my music.
Jerry Lee Lewis
If wives or girlfriends are knowledgeable about sports, it only benefits their relationships. It’s all about give-and-take negotiations, like saying, ‘I’ll see ‘Unforgiven’ if you’ll see ‘The Bridges of Madison County.’
Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.
I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.
Elizabeth Taylor
Donald Trump has had several foreign wives. It turns out that there really are jobs Americans won’t do.
It is out of the question that the task of socialist women’s activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers; on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat.
One of the things that concerned me was the way the system operated: the wife who went out to work got a full personal allowance, but the wife who was working at home got nothing. This was particularly hard on wives who gave up work for a time to bring up children.
American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it’s impossible for me to watch.
I go home, and I’m a blob. I just lay there and don’t do anything – lay by the pool with the other husbands while the wives work. It’s fantastic. It’s really good. That’s kind of our life at home.
My first, big, silly role at school was as Arthur Crocker-Harris in Rattigan’s ‘The Browning Version,’ where my job was to make school-masters’ wives weep with recognition.
My wife talks a lot with Fernandinho and Ederson’s wives.
Merry Wives of Windsor‘ is a wonderful machine. It’s one of the great farces, and it’s astonishing to remember that this is written by the same man who wroteHamlet,’ ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ or ‘Cymbeline.’ It’s so similar, and yet the form is so different.
Money earned by men would not always reach to their wives and children.
On Twitter, there’ll be fans of ‘Army Wives’ and people who say, ‘I’ve been following you since ‘Supernatural,’ I loved you on ‘Person of Interest,” and it’s really cool to get that love. To them, I’m not just an overnight success.
When men get together, they moan about their wives. The commentary provided on marriage between groups of men is typically one from a viewpoint that assumes marriage to be life’s greatest, most unfun mistake. Not only is it often as disingenuous as Joe Biden’s hairline, but it’s incredibly harmful.
My parents and my brothers and their wives are incredible and formed me as a person long before I got to Hollywood.
The gospel sets us free to become the romantic leaders of our marriages without fright or hesitation. Because we have been forever wooed by Jesus, we are now free to forever woo our wives.
My advice to a new husband is nothing more than ‘husbands, love your wives.’ And ‘love your wife as Christ has loved the church.’ Never forget that you are Christ’s representative in serving your wife.
J. I. Packer
Husbands and wives, have fun with each other. I’m convinced it makes all the difference in the world.
Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
F. H. Bradley
White men have always controlled their wives’ wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
When it gets to the part in life where you’re more afraid of what your wife is going to do to you than if you box, say, Mike Tyson, you’ve got to get a new profession. You don’t get to be a family. I know why boxers never quit, some of them. They don’t have wives.
Most of the time, husbands and wives argue about stupid, foolish things. If it doesn’t mean that much to you, give in to your wife.
It must be a nightmare for football managers‘ wives, putting up with us.
I was extremely lucky that I had two great wives. It sounds a bit funny to say that, but it’s absolutely true.
I know many men at Fox, and most are good, decent people. Many are also good family men who have wives, mothers, sisters and daughters. Many are men of faith and moral conviction. These men have huge platforms.
Men don’t deceive their wives unless they love them. When they love them most, they deceive them. It’s a form of fidelity, their deceit.
Women’s roles in the movies remain, for the most part, girlfriends, mothers, wives.
Happy men are not the ones in the pub, laughing. Happy men are at home with their wives and family. There is no one happy in the pub.
With wives, men hide behind the air of bravado, which is basically a defence mechanism, I think. Clever creatures, women. Very clever.
Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.
I do a lot of referendums. They can’t talk back. They don’t have wives. They don’t have friends who tell you how to run the campaign. They are supported by special interests, so there’s a lot of money in them.
In the individualist ideology, a man is responsible for his wife and children. This relegates women to domestic roles as wives and mothers protected by their menfolk, or silences them as special interest harpies demanding government benefits that will destroy individualist men.
I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It’s a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I’ve written are about wives who just couldn’t get away.
Ann Rule
Five wives can’t all be wrong.
I remembered reading about a disease called Leishmaniasis, which matched my symptoms. I’d always thought it was an old wives’ tale – a sand fly bite that eats your flesh. But when I looked on the internet and saw pictures of people who had it, their lesions looked like mine.
Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other.
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths.
Women all over this great land are creating spaces just for themselves, most often out of sheds in their backyards. They’re fantasy cottages, bespoke bungalows, ‘mama maisons,’ if you will, for mothers and wives who need a sanctuary – a haven where they can do anything, or nothing.
People label themselves husbands, wives, moms, sisters, and friends before they label themselves Democrats or Republicans.
If you look at comparative figures, the last two episodes of ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’ were watched by 4m. Graham Norton, who is very funny, gets 3m. Johnny Vaughan’s comedy, which I have never seen but people say isn’t very good, got less than half the viewers of ‘Six Wives.’
American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.
Elinor Glyn
I didn’t bother with trash-talking people’s moms, wives, or girlfriends. I was like, ‘Hold on, man, you mean to tell me you’re making $10 million a year? That’s $9 million, $999,999 too much!’ That ate them up.
I think, so often, women play supporting roles or girlfriends or wives – they’re there to support a man’s journey.
I’ve had three wives. I’ve had five weddings.
India and other developing nations need non-farm sector activity. So what we are doing, we are giving small microbusiness to the rural women, especially the farmers’ wives.
To play a cop‘s wife – there’s so much in that world, the wives or partners of anyone who is a first responder – it’s not an easy job. It’s not an easy way to live, to say goodbye to someone in the morning and not know what’s going to happen throughout the day.
Amy Carlson
There are some Muslim leaders whose wives are Hindu. There are some Hindu leaders who are married to Muslim women. These have been love marriages, but such couples do not display their love in public. They are wary and cautious about annoying voters.
Bill Clinton, talking about the need to financially empower wives and mothers in regressive countries, once remarked that women have ‘the responsibility gene.’ No one has that gene more markedly than his wife.
With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
Thomas Dekker
Most Indians are concerned about their wives and children. But when I read the script of ‘LoC,’ I realised that the jawans giving their lives for the country do not think of their wives and families. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
People change their positions all the time, the way they change their wives.
Michael Cohen
For I, hearing my Lord‘s estate amongst many more estates was to be sold, and that the wives of the owners should have an allowance therefrom, it gave me hopes I should receive a benefit thereby.