If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
— John Bunyan

History is only the pattern of silken slippers descending the stairs to the thunder of hobnailed boots climbing upward from below.
Voltaire slippers quote

Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight,Producing what? A pair of slippers, sir,To put on when you
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is no solid satisfaction in any career for a woman like myself. There is no home, no true freedom, no hope, no joy, no expectation for tomorrow, no contentment. I would rather cook a meal for a man and bring him his slippers and feel myself in the protection of his arms than have all the citations and awards and honors I have received worldwide, including the Ribbon of Legion of Honor and my property and my bank accounts. They mean nothing to me. And I am only one among the millions of sad women like myself.
— slippers quotation by Taylor Caldwell