A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men’s minds all around the globe.
We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.- Alexis Carrel
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.- Rumi
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sen...- James Baldwin
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humilia...- Elie Wiesel
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.- Carl Gustav Jung
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|Birth:||8th January, 1867|
|Death:||9th January, 1961|
|Profession:||Economist, Pacifist, Professor, Sociologist, Writer|
Emily Greene Balch was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an American economist, sociologist, writer, professor, and pacifist. She combined an academic career at Wellesley College with a long-standing interest in social issues such as poverty, child labor and immigration, as well as settlement work to uplift poor immigrants and reduce juvenile delinquency. She moved into the peace movement at the start of the World War I in 1914, and began collaborating with Jane Addams of Chicago. She became a central leader of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom based in Switzerland, for which she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. She graduated Bryn Mawr College in 1889. She did graduate work in Paris and published her research as Public Assistance of the Poor in France. She then studied at Harvard, University Chicago, and the University of Berlin. She published a major sociological study of Our Slavic Fellow Citizens in 1910.
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