I am told that many of you are preparing yourselves for business as a profession. Perhaps you will permit me to remind you that the professional attitude means not only greater knowledge but also a finer feeling toward life and men. And when business shall have developed an ethics as [medicine], for instance, then many of our troubles will be helped.
I trust, therefore, that you may learn in your business course not only how to serve society [through] the manufacture and the exchange of goods, but also how to serve men and women who produce them, who are after all the vast majority of our countrymen.
Jane Addams [signed]