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Mother Jones

  • You can't do anything worth while till you get over minding what people say.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Margaret Case Harriman, From Pinafores to Politics ()
  • ... there are no limits to which powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of 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,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • The workers asked only for bread and a shortening of the long hours of toil. The agitators gave them visions. The police gave them clubs.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of 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,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • No matter what your fight, don't be ladylike! God Almighty made woman and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • 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.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • My address is like my shoes: it travels with me.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • Politics is only the servant of industry.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • Human flesh, warm and soft and capable of being wounded, went naked up against steel; steel that is cold as old stars, and harder than death and incapable of pain. Bayonets and guns and steel rails and battle ships, bombs and bullets are made of steel. And only babies are made of flesh. More babies to grow up and work in steel, to hurl themselves against the bayonets, to know the tempered resistance of steel.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • ... the life of the miner is the same wherever coal is dug and capital flies its black flag.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • Slowly those who create the wealth of the world are permitted to share it. The future is in labor's strong, rough hands.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Mary Field Parton, ed., The Autobiography of Mother Jones ()
  • All the world's history has produced no more savage and brutal times than these, and this nation will perish if we do not change these conditions.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • We must stand together; if we don't, there will be no victory for any one of us.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • ... I always slept in my clothes, for I never knew what might happen. Not even my incarceration in a damp underground dungeon will make me give up the fight in which I am engaged for liberty and for the rights of the working people. To be shut from the sunlight is not pleasant but ... I shall stand firm. To be in prison is no disgrace.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • ... on their side the workers had only the Constitution. The other side had bayonets.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • [When a judge asked who had issued her a permit to speak in the streets:] Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • 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,
    • in Linda Atkinson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America ()
  • There is a difference between women and ladies. The modern parasites made ladies, but God Almighty made women.

    • Mother Jones,
    • speech, 1912, in Judith Anderson, ed., Outspoken Women ()
  • ... when a laborer sweats his sweat of blood and weeps his tears of blood a remedy is thrust upon the world. I am remedy.

    • Mother Jones,
    • 1915, in Djuna Barnes, Interviews ()
  • ... no tragedy was ever comprehended that went from the mouth to the ear. It has to pass from the eye to the soul.

    • Mother Jones,
    • 1915, in Djuna Barnes, Interviews ()
  • [Upon being described as 'a great humanitarian':] Get it right. I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Deborah G. Felder, The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time ()
  • The militant, not the meek, shall inherit the earth.

    • Mother Jones,
    • in Deborah G. Felder, The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time ()

Mother Jones, Irish-born U.S. labor leader, union organizer

(1830 - 1930)

Full name: Mary Harris Jones.