the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

1865 W. R. WALLACE in J. K. Hoyt Cyclopxdia of Practical Quotations (1896) 402 A mightier power and stronger Man from his throne has hurled, For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.

a 1916 ‘SAKI’ Toys of Peace (1919) 158 You can’t prevent it; it’s the nature of the sex. The hand that rocks the cradle rocks the world, in a volcanic sense.

1996 Washington Times 10 May A2 The habits of the home in one generation become the morals of society in the next. As the old adage says: ‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.’


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