Thursday, December 1

worth quoting

“To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can imagine how this can exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people 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 laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.” ― G.K. Chesterton

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!! A Chesterton quote! I love him. -Faith

Jennifer said...

Oh, I like that quote! I enjoy your sweet blog and learning about your family. I especially liked the gluten free English muffins from visiting your other 'space'.
Thank you kindly~

Corinna said...

Wow. It puts our days into perspective. I feel quite honoured to be a Homeschooling Mum now (well I always did!).