"The wife is like the fire, or to put things in their proper proportion, the fire is like the wife. Like the fire, the woman is expected to cook: not to excel in cooking, but to cook,
.... be a cook, but not a competitive cook,
a school mistress, but not a competitive schoolmistress; a house-decorator but not a competitive house-decorator, etc... She should have not one trade but twenty hobbies; she... may develop all her second bests.
Women were not kept at home in order to keep them narrow; on the contrary, they were kept at home in order to keep them broad."