Wednesday, June 13, 2007

As true today as it was in 1839

There is nothing more paradoxical than the female mind; it is difficult to convince a woman of anything; they have to be led into convincing themselves. The order of the proofs by which they demolish their prejudices is most original; to learn their dialectic it is necessary to overthrow in your own mind every scholastic rule of logic.

Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time, Chapter XIV

Yeah. Bought an old, used copy of this book for $1 back in the summer of 2000. From a penny-per-word standpoint, one of the best literary values I've stumbled across.

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