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Rose Schneiderman Quotes and Sayings

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I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if
I came here to talk good fellowship.
- Rose Schneiderman

The old Inquisition had its rack and its thumbscrews
and its instruments of torture with iron teeth.
- Rose Schneiderman

The worker must have bread, but she must have roses,
too.
Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
- Rose Schneiderman

The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred.
There are so many of us for one job it matters little
if 146 of us are burned to death.
- Rose Schneiderman

 

You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also.
- Rose Schneiderman

So we must stand together to resist,
for we will get what we can take -
just that and no more.
- Rose Schneiderman

All the time our union was progressing very nicely.
There were lectures to make us understand what trades
unionism is and our real position in the labor movement.
- Rose Schneiderman

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We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now,
and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers,
brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.
- Rose Schneiderman

Then came a big strike.
About 100 girls went out.
The result was a victory, which netted us -
I mean the girls -
$2 increase in our wages on the average.
- Rose Schneiderman

Our people were very restive, saying that they could
not sit under that notice,
and that if the National Board did not call them out
soon they would go out of themselves.
- Rose Schneiderman

We have women working in the foundries,
stripped to the waist, if you please,
because of the heat.
- Rose Schneiderman

We have tried you good people of the public and we have found you wanting.
- Rose Schneiderman

By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week.
We would have made more but had to provide our own machines,
which cost us $45, we paying for them on the installment plan.
We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that.
- Rose Schneiderman

I learned the business in about two months,
and then made as much as the others,
and was consequently doing quite well when the factory burned down,
destroying all our machines - 150 of them.
This was very hard on the girls who had paid for their machines.
- Rose Schneiderman

I read upon the subject and grew more and more interested,
and after a time I became a member of the National Board,
and had duties and responsibilities that kept me busy
after my day's work was done.
- Rose Schneiderman

Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union.
The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us,
employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant
girls who would work for next to nothing.
- Rose Schneiderman

After I had been working as a cap maker for three years
it began to dawn on me that we girls needed an organization.
The men had organized already, and had gained some advantages,
but the bosses had lost nothing, as they took it out on us.
- Rose Schneiderman

Surely these women won't lose any more of their beauty
and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once
a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries
or laundries all year round.
There is no harder contest than the contest for bread,
let me tell you that.
- Rose Schneiderman

But every time the workers come out in the only way
they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable
the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us.
- Rose Schneiderman

I can't talk fellowship to you who are gathered here.
Too much blood has been spilled.
I know from my experience it is up to the working people to save themselves.
The only way they can save themselves is by a strong working-class movement.
- Rose Schneiderman

Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor,
that has an army at his heels.
- John Selden

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
- Lillian Hellman

The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother,
and his class.
- Jack London

I have been accused of being a traitor,
and I have been accused of not supporting the military.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
- Martin Sheen

Imagination, the traitor of the mind,
has taken my solitude and slain it.
- Robinson Jeffers

A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.
- George III

This principle is old, but true as fate,
Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
- Thomas Dekker

I am proud to be Chinese, and I do not tolerate any traitor.
- Alex Chiu

I'm a traitor, but I don't consider myself a traitor.
- Aldrich Ames

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

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

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

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

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

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


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