Laura Jane Addams was a founder of the U.S. Settlement House movement, and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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“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.”
“Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.”
“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
“Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men”
“Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.”
“You do not know what life means when all the difficulties are removed! I am simply smothered and sickened with advantages. It is like eating a sweet dessert the first thing in the morning.”
“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.”
“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.”
“Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.”
“Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.”
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