Being led by Women
Wives unduly exalted impede greatness. Ambitious men avoid that very thing. The affluence of a careless uxorious man Will buy him only shameful shame. Habitual submission to one’s wife Will always bring disrepute among the good. The deeds of one who dreads his wife Merits little in this life or the next. A man who fears his wife will always fear To do good things to good people. Those who fear their wives' slender shoulders May live like gods but are not men. Modest womanhood is greater than the manhood Which thrives on obeisance to wife. Men governed by their fair ladies cannot address The needs of friends nor do any good. Virtuous deeds, exalted wealth and other deeds Are not for the henpecked. The thoughtful and firm-willed never indulge In the folly of doting on their wives.