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A collection of quotations by Jane Addams on humanity, inequality, peace, security, rights, justice, oppression, philosophy, social-change and uncertainty.

11 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Jane Addams, The Mother Of Social Work

Quick Facts

Born On: September 6, 1860

Died On: May 21, 1935

Born In: Cedarville, Illinois, U.S.

Founder / Co Founder: Hull House in Chicago

Died At Age: 74

Jane Addams was an acclaimed American social activist and pacifist, who co-founded the first settlement of the U.S called ‘Hull House’. During her graduation as a medical student, she went on a trip to London where she visited the Toynbee Hall settlement for poor and was inspired by the concept. She was determined to open a settlement and soon turned her dream into reality by founding the ‘Hull House’ which also established her reputation as a social activist. This House aimed at serving immigrants and poor people. During this period she also served as the chairperson of the ‘Chicago's School Management Committee’. She further became the first female President of ‘National Conference of Social Work’ which motivated her to establish the ‘National Federation of Settlements’. Apart from being a socialite, she also worked prominently as a peace activist. She worked hard to end the war and she was honored by the coveted 'Noble Peace Prize’. We bring to you a compilation of quotations and thoughts by the celebrated and loved activist that will surely inspire you to stand for your rights. Read on the famous quotes and sayings by Jane Addams that will persuade you to chase your dreams.

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

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Jane Addams

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

In the unceasing ebb and flow of justice and oppression we must all dig channels as best we may, that at the propitious moment somewhat of the swelling tide may be conducted to the barren places of life.

Jane Addams

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

Jane Addams

If the meanest man in the republic is deprived of his rights,then every man in the republic is deprived of his rights.

Jane Addams

Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand, this oldest tool with which man has dug his way from savagery, and with which he is constantly groping forward.

Jane Addams

Action is indeed the sole medium of expression for ethics. (U.S. Social Worker, 1860-1935)

Jane Addams

Nothing can be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon and left one unexpended effort which might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

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

Jane Addams

In his own way each man must struggle, lest the moral law become a far-off abstraction utterly separated from his active life.

Jane Addams