Ida Tarbell, fully Ida Minerva Tarbell

Ida
Tarbell, fully Ida Minerva Tarbell
1857
1944

American Author, Investigative Journalist and Teacher

Author Quotes

How defeated and restless the child that is not doing something in which it sees a purpose, a meaning! It is by its self-directed activity that the child, as years pass, finds its work, the thing it wants to do and for which it finally is willing to deny itself pleasure, ease, even sleep and comfort.

Perhaps our national ambition to standardize ourselves has behind it the notion that democracy means standardization. But standardization is the surest way to destroy the initiative, to benumb the creative impulse above all else essential to the vitality and growth of democratic ideals.

Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists -- with it all things are possible.

Sacredness of human life! The world has never believed it! It has been with life that we settled our quarrels, won wives, gold and land, defended ideas, imposed religions. We have held that a death toll was a necessary part of every human achievement, whether sport, war, or industry. A moment’s rage over the horror of it, and we have sunk into indifference.

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First Name
Ida
Last Name
Tarbell, fully Ida Minerva Tarbell
Birth Date
1857
Death Date
1944
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American Author, Investigative Journalist and Teacher