"It is my belief that the housewife makes the home, and the home makes the nation. As Mrs. Julia Wright has written, children are born into a home, and they shall be in it all their lives. What this home makes them, they shall train up their future children to be -- as here they learned. They shall carry their energies and example into the world, for better or worse, as here was taught them. In this home children receive also their instruction; their worldly occupations are chosen, and fortunes laid up for them; their moral character is determined. You see thus all the energies, the business, the industries, the inventions of the world, have really their center, their inception in the home: It is the world's animate heart. Erase all homes, all home life, ties, needs, joys, and how long would the wheels of labor and commerce move on? How important, then, is every home! What a tremendous responsibility surrounds its founding! How needful to count the cost!"
~ Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice by Miriam Lukken