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      Jane Addams was an American social reformer, pacifist, and feminist who became famous for her work in the settlement movement. She co-founded Hull House in Chicago which is now a museum of its original incarnation as an early social settlement house.

      Here are the most inspiring phrases from Jane Addams.


      About Jane Addams

      September 6, 1860

      May 21, 1935

      Rockford Female Seminary

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

      Nobel Peace Prize

      Jane Addams quotes on human

      Pliable human nature is relentlessly pressed upon by its physical environment. — Jane Addams

      Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand. — Jane Addams

      Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand, this oldest tool with which man has dug his way from savagery, and with which he is constantly groping forward. — Jane Addams

      A Settlement is above all a place for enthusiasms, a spot to which those who have a passion for the equalization of human joys and opportunities are early attracted. — Jane Addams

      pliable human nature is relentlessly pressed upon by its physical environment Jane Addams quote

      What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them? — Jane Addams

      One’s faith is kept alive as one occasionally meets a realized ideal of better human relations. — Jane Addams

      Must be grounded in a philosophy whose foundation is on the solidarity of the human race, a philosophy which will not waver when the race happens to be represented by a drunken woman or an idiot boy. — Jane Addams

      Jane Addams quotes on social

      Of all aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment. — Jane Addams

      The supreme religious test of our social order is the hideous commerce of prostitution. — Jane Addams

      of all aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment Jane Addams quote

      Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. — Jane Addams

      No one so poignantly realizes the failures in the social structure as the man at the bottom, who has been most directly in contact with those failures and has suffered most. — Jane Addams

      If the Settlement seeks its expression through social activity, it must learn the difference between mere social unrest and spiritual impulse. — Jane Addams

      Jane Addams quotes on time

      The new growth in the plant swelling against the sheath, which at the same time imprisons and protects it, must still be the truest type of progress. — Jane Addams

      Only in time of fear is government thrown back to its primitive and sole function of self–defense and the many interests of which it is the guardian become subordinate to that. — Jane Addams

      national events determine our ideals as much as our ideals determine national events Jane Addams quote

      I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life, and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process. — Jane Addams

      To attain individual morality in an age demanding social morality, to pride one’s self on the results of personal effort when the time demands social adjustment, is utterly to fail to apprehend the situation. — Jane Addams

      National events determine our ideals, as much as our ideals determine national events. — Jane Addams

      What is Jane Addams known for? 

      Jane Addams cofounded and led Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in North America.

      Hull House provided child care, practical and cultural training and education, and other services to the largely immigrant population of its Chicago neighbourhood.


      Jane Addams quotes on world

      We stand today united in a belief in beauty, genius, and courage, and that these can transform the world. — 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

      A wise man has told us that ‘men are once for all so made that they prefer a rational world to believe in and live in. — Jane Addams

      Nothing can be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon and left one unexpended effort which might have saved the world. — Jane Addams

      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. — Jane Addams

      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

      Inspiring Phrases From Jane Addams

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

      you do not know what life means when all the difficulties are removed Jane Addams quote

      That which may have sounded like righteous teaching when it was remote and wordy, will be challenged afresh when it is obliged to simulate life itself. — Jane Addams

      In the unceasing ebb and flow of justice and oppression we must all dig channels as best we may, that at the propitious moment somewhat of the swelling tide may be conducted to the barren places of life. — Jane Addams

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

      A very little familiarity with the poor districts of any city is sufficient to show how primitive and genuine are the neighborly relations. — 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

      it is dreadful the way all the comfortable happy people stay off to themselves Jane Addams quote

      In his own way each man must struggle, lest the moral law become a far–off abstraction utterly separated from his active life. — 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

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

      Democracy is that which affords a rule of living as well as a test of faith. — 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

      Young people need pleasure as truly as they need food and air. — 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

      If in a democratic country nothing can be permanently achieved save through the masses of the people, it will be impossible to establish a higher political life than the people themselves crave. — 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

      More Phrases From Jane Addams

      A long–established occupation may form the very foundations of the moral life, that the art with which a man has solaced his toil may be the salvation of his uncertain temperament. — Jane Addams

      true peace is not merely the absence of war it is the presence of justice Jane Addams quote

      That person is most cultivated who is able to put himself in the place of the greatest number of other persons. — Jane Addams

      Intellectual life requires for its expansion and manifestation the influences and assimilation of the interests and affections of others. — 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

      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. — Jane Addams

      True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. — Jane Addams

      The blessing which we associate with a life of refinement and cultivation can be made universal and must be made universal if they are to be permanent. — Jane Addams

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