"If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won't. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you will do as she bids you, and then afterward act quietly in the matter according to the dictates of your best judgement." -Mark Twain
There is more where that came from in Advice to Little Girls by Mark Twain (illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky). It is an adorable little picture book filled with the proper ways little girls should act according to Mark Twain. Very charming. I would have liked the book to be a bit longer, but that could be because I am an adult. Sort of.