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By Anonym 16 Sep

Mother Jones

I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I believe that no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mother Jones

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mother Jones

What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mother Jones

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

The employment of children is doing more to fill prisons, insane asylums, almshouses, reformatories, slums, and gin shops than all the efforts of reformers are doing to improve society.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

No matter what the fight, don't be ladylike!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mother Jones

They began work at 5:30 and quit at 7 at night. Children six years old going home to lie on a straw pallet until time to resume work the next morning! I have seen the hair torn out of their heads by the machinery, their scalps torn off, and yet not a single tear was shed, while the poodle dogs were loved and caressed and carried to the seashore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I live in the United States, but I do not know exactly where. My address is wherever there is a fight against oppression.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists - the Southern Pacific Railroad, the corporation that swung California by its golden tail, that controlled its legislature, its farmers, its preachers, its workers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

Freedom for the working class!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

I will tell the truth wherever I please.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mother Jones

You must stand for free speech in the streets.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I know that there are no limits to which the powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

a TEN-YEAR-OLD lad in Indianapolis who was arrested for picking up coal along the side of railroad tracks is now in jail. If the boy had known enough to steal the whole railroad he would be heralded as a Napoleon of finance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

...Poetic injustice...having made over Japan in our own image. The Japanese, ...are now, next to us, the greatest consumers of meat in the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mother Jones

Go home now. Keep away from the saloons. Save your money. You going to need it. [Someone shouted] 'What will we need it for, Mother?' For guns [I said].

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

All the average human being asks is something he can call a home; a family that is fed and warm; and now and then a little happiness; once in a long while an extravagance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I'm not a humanitarian, I'ma hell-raiser.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Slowly those who create the wealth of the world are permitted to share it. The future is in labor's strong, rough hands.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I am Mother Jones. The Government can't take my life and you can't take my arm, but you can take my suitcase.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don't need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

But in Shimabukuro's hands, as he breaks out experimental jazz, lays down a steady blues train, or shreds on rock anthems, this little jumping flea becomes a melodic monster.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Men's hearts are cold. They are indifferent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mother Jones

What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

I want you to pledge to yourselves in this convention to stand as one solid army against the foes of human labor. Think of the thousands who are killed every year and there is no redress for it. We will fight until the mines are made secure and human life valued more than props. Look things in the face. Don't' fear a governor; don't fear anybody. You pay the governor; he has the right to protect you. You are the biggest part of the population in the state. You create its wealth, so I say, let the fight go on; if nobody else will keep on, I will.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mother Jones

Your ancestors fought for you to have a share in that institution over there. It's yours. See the school board, and every Friday night hold your meetings there. Have your wives clean it up Saturday morning for the children to enter Monday. Your organization is not a praying institution. It's a fighting institution. It's an educational institution along industrial lines. Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares for if he is to remain resolute.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mother Jones

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people. I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false. But this knowledge does not outweigh the fact that my class, the working class, is exploited, driven, fought back with the weapon of starvation, with guns and with venal courts whenever they strike for conditions more human, more civilized for their children, and for their children's children.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mother Jones

Out of labor's struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the workers, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their own salvation

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mother Jones

You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand