An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.


Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888, American author)


There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.


Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954, French author)


A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.


George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)


We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a "dark continent" for psychology.


Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)


Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.


Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)


The knowingness of little girls hidden underneath their curls.


Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978, American poet, author)


Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


If a girl seems as shy as a mouse, you still have to look out for the tiger within her.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


You may chisel a boy into shape, as you would a rock, or hammer him into it, if he be of a better kind, as you would a piece of bronze. But you cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


The restlessness that comes upon girls upon summer evenings results in lasting trouble unless it is speedily controlled. The right kind of man does not look for a wife on the streets, and the right kind of girl waits till the man comes to her home for her.


Sedalia Times


It is easy to see that, even in the freedom of early youth, an American girl never quite loses control of herself; she enjoys all permitted pleasures without losing her head about any of them, and her reason never lets the reins go, though it may often seem to let them flap.


Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859, French social philosopher)


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