Hello everyone. I would like to know what "as likely to do harm as to do good by their faith in the value of parsing Caesar" means in the following sentences: Of these there were two sorts: careless young women who admitted that they intended to leave the “beastly classroom and grubby children” the minute they had a chance to marry; and studious, sometimes bulbous-browed and pop-eyed maidens who at class prayer-meetings requested God to “guide their feet along the paths of greatest usefulness.” Neither sort tempted Carol. The former seemed insincere (a favorite word of hers at this era). The earnest virgins were, she fancied, as likely to do harm as to do good by their faith in the value of parsing Caesar. - Sinclair Lewis, Main Street, Chapter 1 Already at the senior year of the college, Carol and her female classmates talked about what they would become when they graduate. Some girls were already engaged to be married; others would have to work. Most of those who were not engaged meant to be teachers. Of those girls there were two sorts: careless girls and earnest girls. But neither sort seemed good to Carol. In this part, I could not understand what the phrase meant. Were they likely to do harm because of their faith while parsing Caesar...? I would very much appreciate your help.