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Mother Jones Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

I preferred sewing to bossing little children.
- Mother Jones

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Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
- Mother Jones

Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike.
- 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.
- Mother Jones

I learned in the early part of my career that labor
must bear the cross for others' sins,
must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
- Mother Jones

The miners lost because they had only the constitution.
The other side had bayonets.
In the end, bayonets always win.
- 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!
- Mother Jones

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

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb


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