Quotes

11 November 2014
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!
11 November 2014
... 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.
11 November 2014
Hospitality still survives among foreigners, although it is buried under false pride among the poorest Americans.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
We fatuously hoped that we might pluck from the human tragedy itself a consciousness of a common destiny which should bring its own healing, that we might extract from life's very misfortunes a power of cooperation which should be effective against them.
11 November 2014
[The Settlement House] 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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
... if the Settlement seeks its expression through social activity, it must learn the difference between mere social unrest and spiritual impulse.

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