Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
A cigar is like a wife! Put it up to your lips, and light it; When youve learned to do it right, it Adds a certain zest to life. Mind you keep on puffing it, Or its out, and cant be lit. Ah, the aroma! Ah, the glow! Will I have one? Thank you, No. Aleister Crowley
A wife is like an unknown sea; Least known to him who thinks he knows Where all the Shores of Promise be, Where lies the Island of Repose, And where the rocks that he must flee. Josiah Gilbert Holland