o be Queen Elizabeth within a certain area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, books, sheets, cakes, and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area teaching morals, manners, theology and hygiene. I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but cannot imagine how it could narrow it.
How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No: A woman’s function is labourious because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.
– G. K. Chesterton