Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mark Twain's Advice to Little Girls ;)

Good little girls ought not to make mouths at their teachers for every trifling offense. This retaliation should only be resorted to under peculiarly aggravated circumstances.

If at any time you find it necessary to correct your brother, do not correct him with mud - never, on any account, throw mud at him, because it will spoil his clothes. It is better to scold him a little, for then you obtain desirable results.

If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply you won't. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you will do as she bids you, and then afterwards act quietly in the matter according to the dictates of your best judgement.

Good little girls always show marked deference for the aged. You ought never to "sass" old people unless they "sass" you first.

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