Quotation by Mary Heaton Vorse

What if all the forces of society were bent upon developing [poor] children? What if society's business were making people instead of profits? How much of their creative beauty of spirit would remain unquenched through the years? How much of this responsiveness would follow them through life?
Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966), U.S. journalist and labor activist. A Footnote to Folly, ch. 23 (1935).

On the responsiveness of poor children in New York City to a New Year's Eve party given for them by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers in 1921 during a strike.
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