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 fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.
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.
Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.
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) English art critic.
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 (1805-1889) French social philosopher.
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.
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.