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Mary Harris Jones Quotes

And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.

I abide where there is a fight against 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.

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.

I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class.

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.

I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.

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.

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag.

I have always advised men to read.

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.

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people.

I was born in 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.

I will tell the truth wherever I please.

I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me.

I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser.

I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia.

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?