Agnes E Meyer


Agnes E Meyer Quotes

  • ''What the Nation must realize is that the home, when both parents work, is non- existent. Once we have honestly faced that fact, we must act accordingly.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. author, journalist. "Living Conditions of the Woolworker," Washington Post (April 10, 1943).
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  • ''I want to know and to be and to do.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 4 (1953). This was Meyer's response, ca. 1909, when she was a senior at Barnard College and a professor asked about her "future plans."
  • ''... women become far more cruel than men when they hurl themselves into ruthless competition with the opposite sex.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 16 (1953).
  • ''... democracy is not only service, action, brotherhood—it is spirit—spirit free, indefinable, all-pervasive, that holds us to its revelations even when we seek to escape them.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 17 (1953).
  • ''... dependence upon material possessions inevitably results in the destruction of human character.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 1 (1953).
  • ''Tension is ... a prerequisite for creative living.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 17 (1953).
  • ''... most reform movements in our country have been cursed by a lunatic fringe and have mingled sound ideas for social progress with utopian nonsense.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 4 (1953).
  • ''Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 3 (1953).
  • ''It is high time we realized that the havoc wrought in human life and ideals by a technological revolution and too long ignored has caught up with us.''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 13 (1953).
  • ''Next to our free political institutions, our free public-school system ranks as the greatest achievement of democratic life in America ...''
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 14 (1953).

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