Quotations by Mother Jones

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


I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Truth, Pen, Will)

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
(Keywords: Leader, Favors, Man)

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
(Keywords: Country, Hell, Vote)

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
(Keywords: Career, Labor, Wrongs)

I preferred sewing to bossing little children.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Children)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Men, Injustice)

My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Fight, Wrong)

My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Teachers)

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Fight, Hell, Living)

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
(Keywords: Day, Possession, Will, Workers)

That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares for if he is to remain resolute.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Wife, Husband, Care)

The miners lost because they had only the constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Constitution, End)

Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike.
- Mother Jones
(Keywords: Fight)







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