Jane Addams

Social Worker And Political Activist, Author And Lecturer, Community Organizer, Public Intellectual

September 6, 1860 - May 21, 1935

September 6, 1860 - May 21, 1935

Social Worker And Political Activist, Author And Lecturer, Community Organizer, Public Intellectual


33 Greatest Quotes By Jane Addams

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. Jane Addams
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. Jane Addams
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. Jane Addams
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. Jane Addams
America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. Jane Addams
Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. Jane Addams
Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled. Jane Addams
You do not know what life means when all the difficulties are removed! Jane Addams
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation. Jane Addams
Much of the insensibility and hardness of the world is due to the lack of imagination which prevents a realization of the experiences of other people. Jane Addams
Life cannot be administered by definite rules and regulations; that wisdom to deal with a man's difficulties comes only through some knowledge of his life and habits as a whole. Jane Addams
Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city's disinherited. Jane Addams
Keep friends close but keep enemies closer. Jane Addams
Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand. Jane Addams
If the meanest man in the republic is deprived of his rights,then every man in the republic is deprived of his rights. Jane Addams
This dream that men shall cease to waste strength in competition and shall come to pool their powers of production is coming to pass all over the earth. Jane Addams
Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty. Jane Addams
The common stock of intellectual enjoyment should not be difficult of access because of the economic position of him who would approach it. Jane Addams
We forget that the accumulation of knowledge and the holding of convictions must finally result in the application of that knowledge and those convictions to life itself. Jane Addams
National events determine our ideals, as much as our ideals determine national events. Jane Addams
The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is held. Jane Addams
Pliable human nature is relentlessly pressed upon by its physical environment. Jane Addams
That person is most cultivated who is able to put himself in the place of the greatest number of other persons. Jane Addams
Of all aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment. Jane Addams
As democracy modifies our conception of life, it constantly raises the value and function of each member of the community, however humble he may be. Jane Addams
The mass of men seldom move together without an emotional incentive. Jane Addams
Intellectual life requires for its expansion and manifestation the influences and assimilation of the interests and affections of others. Jane Addams
One's faith is kept alive as one occasionally meets a realized ideal of better human relations. Jane Addams
Young people need pleasure as truly as they need food and air. Jane Addams
It is dreadful the way all the comfortable, happy people stay off to themselves. Jane Addams
Things that make us alike are finer and stronger than the things that make us different. Jane Addams