Boys may derive advantage from the evil example of drunken Helots; girls should witness only what is good. Even boys do not come forth from the Augean stable of world-discipline without some smell of the barn. But girls are tender, white, Paris-apple blossoms, parlor flowers, whose delicate freshness cannot bear to be handled, but may only be touched with the finest brush. Like the priestesses of antiquity, they should be brought up only in holy places; the harsh, the indecorous, the violent, they may not hear, far less behold.
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This quote was added February 4, 2014.