Quotations by Mary Harris Jones

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Born: Tuesday, August 1, 1837
Died: Sunday, November 30, 1930 (93 years old)
Profession: Activist
Nationality: American


And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Slavery)

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Women, God, Ladies)

I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Fight, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Government, Life, Mother)

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Pen)

I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Class, Freedom, Will)

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: People, Blind)

I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Leaders, Play)

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
(Keywords: Man, Prison, states, United)

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Protection, Wrongs)

I have always advised men to read.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Men)

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
(Keywords: Men, Children, Clothes, Despair, Martyrs, Mothers, Sanity)

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: People, American, Country, Facts, Meetings, Want)

I was born in revolution.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Revolution)

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
(Keywords: Workers)

I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Truth, Will)

I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: God, Fight, Play)

I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Hell)

I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Press)

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
(Keywords: Work, Birds, Children, Day, Night, Song)

Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Death, Life)

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
(Keywords: Boys, Girls)

Men's hearts are cold. They are indifferent.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Men)

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

Not all the coal that is dug warms the world.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: World)

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
(Keywords: Work, Labor, Salvation, Struggle, Workers)

Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Education, Journey)

Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
- 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
(Keywords: Men, Fight, Labor)

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
(Keywords: History, Successful, Character, American, Labor, Remarkable)

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

What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: American, Man)

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
(Keywords: State)

You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Truth)

You must stand for free speech in the streets.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Free speech)







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