Best Quotes by Jane Addams (Top 9)

  1. The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
  2. 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.
  3. The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
  4. I am not one of those who believe - broadly speaking - that women are better than men. We have not wrecked railroads, nor corrupted legislatures, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance.
  5. 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.
  6. Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
  7. Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.
  8. Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.
  9. Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.