A lady is the last thing on earth I want to be. Capitalists sidetrack the women into clubs and make ladies of them.
All the average human being asks is something he can call a home; a family that is fed and warm; and now and then a little happiness; once in a long while an extravagance.
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.
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 no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
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!
I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others' sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for th e wrongs that others do.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser.
Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
Men's hearts are cold. They are indifferent. Not all the coal that is dug warms the world. It remains indifferent to the lives of those who risk their life and health down in the blackness of the earth; who crawl through dark, choking crevices with only a bit of lamp on their caps to light their silent way; whose backs are bent with toil, whose very bones ache, whose happiness is sleep, and whose peace is death.
My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
No matter what the fight, don't be ladylike! God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
The miners lost because they had only the constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win.
The rank and file have let their servants become their masters and dictators... Provision should be made in all union constitutions for the recall of leaders. Big salaries should not be paid. Career hunters should be driven out, as well as leaders who use labor for political ends. These types are menaces to the advancement of labor.
There are no limits to which powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays' Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies. Tough, in your face people... Mother Jones, Woody Guthrie... Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. And now it's down to us.
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