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I do not believe the president’s sex life is any of our business. After 30 years of political reporting I have been unable to establish a link between marital fidelity and high performance in public office. It really doesn’t matter who they screw in private as long as they don’t screw the public. Molly Ivins
I have fifteen; I know no one who has more; but some of those sealed to me are old ladies whom I regard rather as mothers than wives, but whom I have taken home to cherish and support. Brigham Young
Let us be brave and change our life style. Let us stick to our single partners and stop over-indulging. If we cannot do it, let us use condoms. Tsungiraya Hungwe
Almost alone among barbarians they are content with one wife, except a very few among them, and these not from sensuality, but because their noble birth procures for them many offers of alliance. The wife does not bring a dower to the husband, but the husband to the wife Cornelius Tacitus
A bishop must be irreproachable, married only once, temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable, able to teach First Book of Timothy; Saint Paul
No red man shall take more than one wife in the future. No red man shall run after women. If he is single, let him take a wife, and lie only with her. Prophet; Tenskwatawa
I don’t see why we can’t get along just as well with a polygamist who doesn’t polyg as we do with a lot of monogamists who don’t monog! Boies Penrose
Bigamy in this form of serial monogamy seems to have occurred all over the United States – most of it unprosecuted, although bigamy was a crime in every state. Nancy F. Cott
Monogamy does not only go with the western Caucasian race, the Europeans and their descendants, beyond Christianity, it goes beyond Common Law. It is one of the primordial elements out of which all law proceeds, or which the law steps in to recognize and to protect. Wedlock…stands in this respect on a level with property…Wedlock, or monogamic marriage, is one of the “categories” of our social thoughts and conceptions, and therefore, of our social existence. It is one of the elementary distinctions – historical and actual – between European and Asiatic humanity…It is one of the pre-existing conditions of our existence as civilized white men…Strike it out, and you destroy our very being; and when we say our we mean our race – a race which has its great and broad destiny, a solemn aim in the great career of civilization. Francis Lieber
Love is free: to promise for ever to love the same woman, is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed: such a vow in both cases, excludes us from all enquiry. Percy Bysshe Shelley
There are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on the altar of monogamy? Arthur Schopenhauer
… the Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistress… Hector Hugh Munro
I wonder what your idea of heaven would be — A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists. All powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death. And hell would probably an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows. Ernest Hemingway
For centuries, divorce in the West was a male tool of control—a legislative chastity belt designed to ensure that a wife had one master, while the husband could enjoy many mistresses. Amanda Foreman