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Mary Harris Jones Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Mary Harris Jones

I was born in revolution.
- Mary Harris Jones

I have always advised men to read.
- Mary Harris Jones

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
- Mary Harris Jones

 

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

And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.
- Mary Harris Jones

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

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Men's hearts are cold.
They are indifferent.
- Mary Harris Jones

I am not unaware that leaders betray,
and sell out, and play false.
- Mary Harris Jones

I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me.
- Mary Harris 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.
- Mary Harris Jones

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be
there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes.
I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.
- Mary Harris Jones

I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
- Mary Harris Jones

You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand.
- Mary Harris 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.
- Mary Harris 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.
- Mary Harris Jones

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country
and get the facts before the American people.
- Mary Harris Jones

Reformation, like education, is a journey,
not a destination.
- Mary Harris Jones

Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers.
- Mary Harris Jones

In Georgia where children work day and night in the
cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds.
What about the little children from whom all song is gone?
- Mary Harris Jones

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
- Mary Harris Jones

My address is like my shoes.
It travels with me.
- Mary Harris Jones

Sit down and read.
Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
- Mary Harris Jones

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

You must stand for free speech in the streets.
- Mary Harris Jones

I'm not a humanitarian.
I'm a hell-raiser.
- Mary Harris Jones

I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia.
- Mary Harris Jones

I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class.
- Mary Harris Jones

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
- Mary Harris Jones

Not all the coal that is dug warms the world.
- Mary Harris Jones

Life comes to the miners out of their deaths,
and death out of their lives.
- Mary Harris Jones

I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mary Harris 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.
- Mary Harris Jones

The strike of the miners in Arizona was one of the
most remarkable strikes in the history of the American labor movement.
Its peaceful character, its successful outcome,
were due to that most remarkable character,
Governor Hunt.
- Mary Harris 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.
- Mary Harris Jones

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'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

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates


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