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Jane Addams Quotes

Democracy is that which affords a rule of living as well as a test of faith.
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True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

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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.

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If the meanest man in the republic is deprived of his rights,then every man in the republic is deprived of his rights.

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Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

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Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.

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You do not know what life means when all the difficulties are removed!

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It is easy to become the dupe of a deferred purpose, of the promise the future can never keep ...

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The impulse to share the lives of the poor, the desire to make social service, irrespective of propaganda, express the spirit of Christ, is as old as Christianity itself.

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Keep friends close but keep enemies closer.

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Hundreds of poor laboring men and women are being thrown into jails and police stations because of their political beliefs. In fact, an attempt is being made to deport an entire political party.

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I dreamed night after night that everyone in the world was dead excepting myself, and that upon me rested the responsibility of making a wagon wheel.

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I had a consuming ambition to possess a miller's thumb. I believe I have never since wanted anything more desperately than I wanted my right thumb to be flattened as my father's had become,
during his earlier years of a miller's life.

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It is dreadful the way all the comfortable, happy people stay off to themselves.

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It is possible that an individual may be successful, largely because he conserves all his powers for individual achievement and does not put any of his energy into the training which will give him the ability to act with others. The individual acts promptly, and we are dazzled by his success while only dimly conscious of the inadequacy of his code.

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We continually forget that the sphere of morals is the sphere of action, that speculation in regard to morality is but observation and must remain in the sphere of intellectual comment, that a situation does not really become moral until we are confronted with the question of what shall be done in a concrete case, and are obliged to act upon our theory.

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With all the efforts made by modern society to nurture and educate the young, how stupid it is to permit the mothers of young children to spend themselves in the coarser work of the world!

— Jane Addams

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