For every great man there is a woman behind him

Philippines
February 2, 2007 11:27am CST
I heard my mom say that for every great man, there is a woman behind him. I also read this in a book. That the most successfull men in history were actually also successful because of their partners in life. Do you think that a person's success could also be determined by the partner they choose?
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@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Yes your mom was right in what she said, oh yes I do believe that a person's success is also determind by the partner the choose as some partners could not careless if their partner did not succeed but that would be quite a strange relationship.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Yeah, I guess so. That wouldn't be a very productive relationship at all.
@minnie_98214 (10558)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I totally agree and not just because im a woman lol. I think it goes both ways my man excells at things i cant and I handle the stuff he cant. As sappy as it sounds we complete each other.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Wow, it's good that you found someone that compliments your personality.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Not because I am a women, but in most cases I do agree with your mom. Women are quite bright, and can make a mad do as she wants.
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@ajinomoto23 (1057)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
Yes that is true. There is man who became rich because his mother (who adopted him) always reminds her to go back to school and finish his study. He has also shown gratitude to all her good deeds. Our Blessed Mother Mary was the greatest woman behind her Son Jesus our Lord. Through out history she has inspired other great saints, and great men Pope John Paul II. She is our mother. Even she did not make me a great personality, I believe is my also my greatest mother.
@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 07
Absolutely, I'm a gree about this opinion. what will we become be determined by the partner our choose, how much we 'll be successful also be determined by as far as our partner suport us to pass through every moment in life, and with the great partners also we'll become the best we can be, becouse the great partner wil never lieve us even in the anycircumtance...
@Beowulf (551)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I absolutely agree! If you have watched the movie of Arnold Schwarzenegger, where his candidacy and some part of his life was shown in a movie. He told his wife that he didnt not won but they won as a partner. The movie was not really cool or good but what I am trying to imply here is that I agree to the topic that behind every great men, there is a woman. Men need the caress, caring and love of a woman. I believe thats the reason why we should treat the mothers, daughters, girlfriends, fiances and wives with much love and caring.
• United States
2 Feb 07
So there are no great men who never married? A partner can be a help, a hindrance, or have no effect at all on a person's success.