**This quote is in a book I am reading entitled "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. He is a mystery writer in the 1800's. I thought this was really funny.
"It is a maxim of mine that men (being superior creatures) are bound to improve women--if they can. When a woman wants me to do any thing, I always insist on knowing why. The oftener you make them rummage their own simple minds for a reason, the more manageable you will find them in all the realtions of life. It isn't their fault (poor wretches!) that they act first, and think afterward; it's the fault of the fools who humor them."