Thursday, June 12, 2014

Words of Wisdom

Sometimes you're doing research for a professor and you stumble upon gems.

Like this one, from a young man's manual in the 1830s:

"It seems to be forgotten by many men, that sensible female love is founded in respect. A cultivated lady must always respect a man, or she cannot love him. Ladies usually think more of talent and good sense than men do; men are wont to be more attracted by beauty and by grace of manner. Hence ladies always despise a simpering, pretty man who treats them like dolls. They wish to see a man know something, and they wish to have him treat them as though they knew something too.” -- The Young Man's Aid to Knowledge, Virtue, and Happiness, page 368

Amen, brother. 

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