"We fatuously hoped ..." Quote of Jane Addams

Tuesday, November 11, 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.
Jane Addams
Jane Addams (1860-1935), U.S. social worker and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 7 (1910). Addams, the white middle-class cofounder twenty-one years earlier of the first American "Settlement House"—Hull-House—in a Chicago tenement district, was recalling her and her colleagues' idealistic, naive early expectations.

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