quote by Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

— Oscar Wilde

Powerful Monogamy quotations

Trouble looms when monogamy is no longer a free expression of loyalty but a form of enforced compliance.

Woman wants monogamy; Man delights in novelty. Love is woman's moon and sun; Man has other forms of fun. Woman lives but in her lord; Count to ten, and man is bored. With this the gist and sum of it, What earthly good can come of it?

The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy

I can't imagine anything more stressful than monogamy.

If you're looking for monogamy, you'd better marry a swan.

Talk about polygamy! There is no true philosopher on the face of the earth but what will admit that such a system, properly carried out according to the order of heaven, is far superior to monogamy for the raising of healthy, robust children!

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.

It is a fact worthy of note that the shortest lived nations of which we have record have been monogamic. Rome...was a monogamic nation and the numerous evils attending that system early laid the foundation for that ruin which eventually overtook her.

The growth of property and the desire for its transmission to children was, in reality, the moving power which brought in monogamy to insure legitimate heirs, and to limit their number to the actual progeny of the married pair.

Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.

Monogamy is a way of getting the versions of ourselves down to the minimum.

The confusing of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error.

Bigamy ? It's having one wife too much... ...Monogamy ? It's the same.

Why do we believe in and practice polygamy? Because the Lord introduced it to his servants in a revelation given to Joseph Smith, and the Lord's servants have always practiced it. 'And is that religion popular in heaven?' It is the only popular religion there.

Always admired men who had many women.

It must be that to a child of a dissatisfied woman the idea of monogamy is hollow.

We are finally driven to monogamy not by morality but by exhaustion.

I believe in sexual monogamy, but I don't believe in emotional monogamy.

Family, monogamy, romance. Everywhere exclusiveness, a narrow channelling of impulse and energy.

Straight couples don't have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn't compulsory and its absence doesn't invalidate a marriage.

A monogamous marriage and family is what some women want - but not all of us.

We are mostly doing serial monogamy anyway.

I don't believe [monogamy] is realistic.

But, I believe that we, as people, have the power to make it happen.

I don't think [being monogamous] is a natural instinct for human beings, but it doesn't mean I don't believe in monogamy or true love. I believe in finding a soul mate. Monogamy can be hard work for some people. I don't think it applies to everybody, and I don't think a lot of people can do it.

I can't fly a flag for monogamy or whatever the opposite is;

it depends on the person and on the situation.

I think biologically we are attracted to more than one person, but given society and our needs, monogamy works better.

Love has been in perpetual strife with monogamy.

This law of monogamy, or the monogamic system, laid the foundation for prostitution and the evils and diseases of the most revolting nature and character under which modern Christendom groans.

[On STDs] This be Nature’s way of recommending monogamy.

Now I'm just like everybody else, and it's so funny, the way monogamy is funny, the way someone falling down in the street is funny. I entered a revolving door and emerged as a human being. When you think of me is my face electronically blurred?

You have to check out 'March of the Penguins'. Penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy.

I don't know, monogamy is a weird thing for me.

Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.

I think that monogamy is artificial. I do not think it's something that comes naturally to us.

I think serial monogamy says it all.

I certainly do believe in monogamy. I don't believe that it's for everyone. I don't believe that marriage is for everyone. So much of life is begging to be chosen how it wants to be lived. Much more than most of us realize.

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