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Oscar Wilde Quotes About Marriage

Oscar Wilde quoted several things about marriage that tell the reality of a married life relationship. And in this post, I’ve shared 35 Oscar Wilde quotes about marriage, and most of the sayings are funny but true. So let’s explore each and every quote of Oscar Wilde on marriage.

Oscar Wilde Funniest and Truest Quotes on Marriage

  1. “The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.”
    Oscar Wilde quotes on marriage
  2. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is a conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level.”
  3. “One should always be in love. That’s the reason one should never marry.”
  4. “Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors and all the bachelors like married men.” – Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde about marriage
  5. “When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.” – The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  6. “Nothing ages a woman so rapidly as having married the general rule.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.” – The Picture of Dorian Gray
    oscar wilde marriage quote
    Oscar Wilde marriage quote
  8. “Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We, women, have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.”
  9. “How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.”
  10. “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” – Oscar Wilde
  11. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Oscar Wilde
    oscar wilde quote on marriage
    Oscar Wilde quote on marriage
  12. “Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”
  13. “There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.” Oscar Wilde
  14. “On the whole, the great success of marriage in the States is due partly to the fact that no American man is ever idle, and partly to the fact that no American wife is considered responsible for the quality of her husband’s dinners.” – Oscar Wilde

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  15. “The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.” Oscar Wilde
  16. “The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.”
    oscar wilde quotes marriage
    Oscar Wilde quotes marriage
  17. “Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.” Oscar Wilde
  18. “The only person you need in your life is the person who shows you he needs you in his”
  19. “Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.” – Oscar Wilde
  20. “Marriage is hardly a thing one can do now and then, except in America.” – Oscar Wilde
  21. “Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.” Oscar Wilde
    oscar wilde marriage quotes
    Oscar Wilde marriage quotes
  22. “There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.”
  23. “More marriages are ruined nowadays by the common sense of the husband than by anything else.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Mrs. Allonby, Act 2.
  24. “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.”
  25. “One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.”
  26. “Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.” Oscar Wilde
    oscar wilde quote about marriage
    Oscar Wilde quote about marriage
  27. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty” · “Life is one fool thing after another, love is two fool things after each other”
  28. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in friendship or marriage, is a conversation”
  29. “Ah, nowadays people marry as often as they can, don’t they? It is most fashionable.” – Oscar Wilde
  30. “It’s a curious thing…about the game of marriage – a game, by the way, that is going out of fashion – the wives hold all the honors, and invariably lose the odd trick.” – Oscar Wilde
  31. “The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.”
    oscar wilde quotes about marriage
    Oscar Wilde quotes about marriage
  32. “All men are married women’s property. That is the only true definition of what married women’s property really is.” – Oscar Wilde
  33. “I wouldn’t marry a man with a future before him for anything under the sun.” – Oscar Wilde
  34. “Women have become so highly educated…that nothing should surprise us nowadays, except happy marriages.” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Caroline, Act 2
  35. “The real drawback to marriage is that it makes one unselfish. And unselfish people are colourless. They lack individuality.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry, Chapter 6.
    oscar wilde on marriage
    Oscar Wilde on marriage
  36. “It is the growth of the moral sense of women that makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution.” – Oscar Wilde, an Ideal Husband, Lord Goring, Act 3

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