These are some great quotes taken from the novel "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See.
This is an excellent book!
"When a girl, obey your father; when a wife, obey your husband, when a widow, obey your son."
"Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river."
"That is the nature of fate. You make choices that are good and sound, but the gods have other plans for you."
"There is nothing so evil as a woman's heart."
"No woman should live longer than her children. It is against the law of nature."
"You cannot control the manifestations of love, nor can you change another person's destiny."
"Pain exists on many levels."
"The problem with living so long is that you see too many people pass before you."
"As girls we are told that we are useless branches, because we will not carry on our natal family names, but only the names of the families we marry out to, if we are lucky enough to bear sons. In this way, a woman belongs to her husbands family forever, whether she is dead or alive."
"A woman without knowledge is better than a woman with an education."
"If a man does not value his wife upon marriage, why would he treasure her after?"