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Florence Kelley Quotes and Sayings

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Their effort to place the women upon the same industrial
level with themselves in order that all may pull together
in the effort to maintain reasonable conditions of life.
- Florence Kelley

In the garment trades, on the other hand,
the presence of a body of the disfranchised,
of the weak and young, undoubtedly contributes to the
economic weakness of these trades.
- Florence Kelley

Hence, within the space of two generations there has
been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions
toward the women working in their trades.
- Florence Kelley

This position is untenable, and there can be no pause
in the agitation for full political power and responsibility
until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
- Florence Kelley

 

The workingmen have perceived that women are in the
field of industry to stay;
and they see,
too, that there can not be two standards of work and
wages for any trade without constant menace to the higher standard.
- Florence Kelley

In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings,
she must show herself better than he.
She must be more steady, or more trustworthy,
or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the
same chance of employment.
- Florence Kelley

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever
hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies
on a level just below its own;
for that means continual pressure downward,
additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle
to maintain reasonable rates of wages.
- Florence Kelley

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On the one hand, she is cut off from the protection
awarded to her sisters abroad;
on the other,
she has no such power to defend her interests at the polls,
as is the heritage of her brothers at home.
- Florence Kelley

The very fact that women now form about one-fifth of
the employes in manufacture and commerce in this country
has opened a vast field of industrial legislation directly
affecting women as wage-earners.
- Florence Kelley

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus PHOTO

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato PHOTO

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln


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