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Jane Addams Quotes and Sayings

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

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.
- 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

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

 

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

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
- Jane Addams

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

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues.
- Rod Parsley

What I would ask the Democrat Party is to put your plan on the table,
because most people agree with the facts,
and the facts are that Social Security is running out of money.
- Jack Kingston

I think we should all come together,
and that race and color or social demographics really don't matter.
- Joanna Noelle Levesque

I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd.
I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy.
- Charles Kuralt

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

We're at unique point in history where the things that
we are building are going to significantly impact our social,
political, economical, and personal lives.
- Anita Borg

One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills;
the extreme thing is generally the true thing.
- Emma Goldman

Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics.
There are social cross-currents.
We see failed marriages.
But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens.
- Earl Blumenauer

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more
of a social context for music than in other places.
- John Cale

The real sin with Social Security is that it's a long-term
rip-off and a short-term scam.
- Tony Snow

Socialism is...
not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach
to social and economic problems.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

What we should be trying to do is to encourage people
to establish private retirement accounts and help them
take pressure off the Social Security system.
- Dennis Moore

He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions
based on the sharing of property,
is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
- Johann Most

Where there is a sufficient social movement of self-reliant communities,
there can be political change.
There must be political change.
- Jerry Brown

The time has come to end social promotion in our schools.
- Roy Barnes

Social psychology is especially interested in the effect
which the social group has in the determination of
the experience and conduct of the individual member.
- George H. Mead

I believe in trying to get a balance between individual
freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.
- Chris Patten

Above and beyond having the social life,
to have a core group of people that you work with and
spend time with and learn how to work with is a nice thing.
- Shawn Ashmore

Social Security makes up a much larger share of total
retirement income for unmarried women and minorities
than it does for married couples,
unmarried men and whites.
- Diane Watson

Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms
that have held him captive;
it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for
individual and social harmony.
- Emma Goldman

The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict.
The cure for this, both in politics and social life,
is the same - hardihood.
Give them raw truth.
- John Jay Chapman

And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators
to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals.
And costs for business means costs for consumers.
- John Hutton

Fame and power are the objects of all men.
Even their partial fruition is gained by very few;
and that,
too, at the expense of social pleasure,
health, conscience, life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology
and individual psychology.
- George H. Mead

The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal
is that all present and future workers under age 55
will have their promised retirement benefits cut.
- Mark Dayton

You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer.
You spend too long alone.
And its forced me to address that.
- Anthony Minghella

The family has a social function and so it should be sustained.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
- Max Baucus

Corporations are social organizations,
the theater in which men and women realize or fail
to realize purposeful and productive lives.
- Lester Bangs

Social justice cannot be attained by violence.
Violence kills what it intends to create.
- Pope John Paul II

There are writers who say they have no social responsibility
except to write a good book,
but that doesn't satisfy me.
- Sheri S. Tepper

If the economy is strained, then Social Security,
like the rest of the government, will be,
too.
- Mark Dayton

In Europe the various ranks of society are,
like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized.
There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval,
a social earthquake.
- Josiah Strong

The defiance of established authority,
religious and secular, social and political,
as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted
the outstanding event of the last decade.
- Hannah Arendt

As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed.
It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order,
in its economic structure.
Its thinking and feeling changed.
- Gustav Stresemann


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