I found a precious old book from 1909 called "Widow's Wisdom," which is full of cute little "proverbs" about life and accompanied by quirky illustrations. I'll share some of my favorites so far:
~ "Don't take anything too seriously; not life nor love nor even yourself. As long as you can laugh, you control the situation; when you can no longer do that, some one else is laughing."
~ "There would be few marriages declared failures if both men and women would make half the effort to appear attractive, clever and amiable after marriage that they did before."
~ Place most confidence in the lover who has most difficulty in telling his love."
~ "Men who think women are angels do not know them well; but men who think them devils, do not know them at all."
~ "Virtue comes very easily to those who possess no other attractions."
~ "Don't imagine that marriage is the aim and end of existence. It is only the beginning -- too many women begin to corrode with rust when the honeymoon is over."
That's all for now. :) Enjoy! And goodnight.