Zitat des Tages von Mary Harris Jones:
I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia.
I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag.
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!
You must stand for free speech in the streets.
I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people.
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
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.
My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike.
You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand.
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.
My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing.
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?
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.
That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares for if he is to remain resolute.
I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class.
I have always advised men to read.
I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser.
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.
Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives.
Men's hearts are cold. They are indifferent.
Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me.
I was born in revolution.
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!
My address is like my shoes. It travels with me.
I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
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.
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.
What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.
I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers.
I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.
Not all the coal that is dug warms the world.