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Jane Addams Quotes





Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
[Action]
 

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.
[America]
 

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what it is taught, hence we must watch what we teach it, and now we live before it.
[Home]
 

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
 

It is perhaps significant that the adherents of war are more and more justifying it by its past record and reminding us of its ancient origin. . . . The little lad who stoutly defends himself on the school ground may be worthy of much admiration, but if we find him, a dozen years later, the bullying leader of a street-gang . . . our admiration cools amazingly.
[War]
 

Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.
 

Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
[Success]
 

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
 

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
 

Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.