Facts about Mary Harris Jones

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Mary Harris Jones was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between August 1, 1837 and November 30, 1930. He/she became 93 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Mary.

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Famous quotes by Mary Harris Jones (32)


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"You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand"
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"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"
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"I was born in revolution"
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"You must stand for free speech in the streets"
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"My address is like my shoes. It travels with me"
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"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?"
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"I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me"
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"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"
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"I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class"
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"I am Mother Jones. The Government can't take my life and you can't take my arm, but you can take my suitcase"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Men's hearts are cold. They are indifferent"
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"I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword"
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"I abide where there is a fight against wrong"
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"Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives"
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"I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser"
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"I have always advised men to read"
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"I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag"
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"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"
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"I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false"
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"I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people"
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"And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone"
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"Not all the coal that is dug warms the world"
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"I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people"
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"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"
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"God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies"
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"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"
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"Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts"
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"Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination"
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"I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia"
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"I will tell the truth wherever I please"


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