Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

If it were worth while to argue a paradox, one might maintain that nature regards the female as the essential, the male as the superfluity of her world. Perhaps the best starting-point for study of the Virgin would be a practical acquaintance with bees, and especially with queen bees.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres, p. 523, Library of America (1983).
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