George Eliot quote about men from Middlemarch - And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better.
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And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better.
 George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source Middlemarch
Topic men women knowledge
Date 1872
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/145/145-h/145-h.htm

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“«Of course I submitted to him, because it was my duty; it was my feeling for him,» said Dorothea, looking through the prism of her tears.
«Then why can't you think it your duty to submit a little to what James wishes?» said Celia, with a sense of stringency in her argument. «Because he only wishes what is for your own good. And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better.» Dorothea laughed and forgot her tears.
«Well, I mean about babies and those things,» explained Celia. «I should not give up to James when I knew he was wrong, as you used to do to Mr. Casaubon.»” source

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