Quotation by Clara Lanza

...many men choose a wife amid the deft-fingered clerks in preference to the society misses. The woman clerk has studied the value of concentration, learned the lesson that incites to work when a burden bears heavily upon her strength. She knows the word of self- reliance, and the fine courage that springs from the consciousness that a good result has been accomplished by a well-directed effort.
Clara (Marquise) Lanza (1859–1939), U.S. author. What America Owes to Women, ch. 44 (1893).

Responding to reservations about the marriageability of working women.
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