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    Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    We Americans are supposed to be overly concerned about the child. But actually the intelligent care of children in our society is balanced by a crass indifference to the helplessness of infancy and youth. Cruelty to children has become more widespread but less noticed in the general unrest, the constant migration, the family disintegration, and the other manifestations of a civilization that has been torn away from its original moorings.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    Next to our free political institutions, our free public-school system ranks as the greatest achievement of democratic life in America ...
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    ... no human being is master of his fate, and ... we are all motivated far more than we care to admit by characteristics inherited from our ancestors which individual experiences of childhood can modify, repress, or enhance, but cannot erase.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    As our disorderly, competitive technological society is piling up its victims and constantly developing new problems of maladjustment, we must use our scientific knowledge to determine the cause and prevention of suffering rather than putting all our emphasis on its alleviation ...
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)