3/12/16

"It is better that the sexes should misunderstand each other until they marry"

"THE whole value of the normal relations of man and woman lies in the fact that they first begin really to criticise each other when they first begin really to admire each other. And a good thing, too. I say, with a full sense of the responsibility of the statement, that it is better that the sexes should misunderstand each other until they marry. It is better that they should not have the knowledge until they have the reverence and the charity. We want no premature and puppyish "knowing all about girls". We do not want the highest mysteries of a Divine distinction to be understood before they are desired, and handled before they are understood."

~G.K. Chesterton: Two Stubborn Pieces of Iron.

1 comment:

  1. This is why I'm against sex ed. in grade schools. It's just too much too soon for immature kids.

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