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Rose Pastor Stokes

  • Surely there is not a capitalist or well-informed person in this world today who believes that [World War I] is being fought to make the world safe for democracy. It is being fought to make the world safe for capital.

    • Rose Pastor Stokes,
    • 1918, in June Sochem, Movers and Shakers ()
  • Every problem born of our poverty brought with it a sense of impotence: No escape, no help, anywhere!

    • Rose Pastor Stokes,
    • 1899, in Herbert Stokes and David L. Sterling, eds., "I Belong to the Working Class": The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes ()
  • ... there are times when sympathy is as necessary as the air we breathe.

    • Rose Pastor Stokes,
    • 1901, in Herbert Stokes and David L. Sterling, eds., "I Belong to the Working Class": The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes ()
  • Fill the cup of happiness for others, and there will be enough overflowing to fill yours to the brim.

    • Rose Pastor Stokes,
    • 1901, in Herbert Stokes and David L. Sterling, eds., "I Belong to the Working Class": The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes ()
  • My ideal is that we all be economically interdependent. We should not be independent like millionaires, nor dependent like laborers. My ideal is that we all be interdependent.

    • Rose Pastor Stokes,
    • 1912, in Herbert Stokes and David L. Sterling, eds., "I Belong to the Working Class": The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes ()
  • No government that is for the profiteers can also be for the people, and I am for the people, while the government is for the profiteers.

    • Rose Pastor Stokes,
    • 1918, in Herbert Stokes and David L. Sterling, eds., "I Belong to the Working Class": The Unfinished Autobiography of Rose Pastor Stokes ()
  • Whether you believe in a creed, or what you call religion, or not, there is something in Socialism that must move you. How can you love God, whom you have not seen, if you do not love your fellow man, whom you have seen?

    • Rose Pastor Stokes
  • Some pray to marry the man they love, / My prayer will somewhat vary: / I humbly pray to Heaven above / That I love the man I marry.

    • Rose Pastor Stokes

Rose Pastor Stokes, Polish-born U.S. labor organizer, journalist

(1879 - 1933)

Born: Rosalie Harriet Wieslander, sometimes known as Zelda.