A virtual museum and education site about the amazing labor agitator, Mother Jones
and Her Times From These Resources
Quotes by Mother Jones
“No matter what the fight, don't be ladylike! God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.”
“If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout “Freedom for the working class!”
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!
In the U.S. Senate, she was once called "the grandmother of all agitators." She replied that it was her desire to one day be the "great-grandmother of all agitators."
“I long to see the day when labor will be in the White House and in the halls of Congress,” and “we’ll take the mines and run them for ourselves, rather than starve.”
“I would rather be shot fighting for you than live in any palace in America. . . Let the fight go on; if nobody else will keep on, I will.”
“My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.”
“Get it straight, I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser.”
“I long ago quit praying and took to swearing. If I pray I will have to wait until I am dead to get anything; but when I swear I get things here.”
day we will have the courage to rise up and strike back at these great
‘giants’ of industry, and then we will see they weren’t
‘giants’ after all—they only seemed to because we were
on our knees and they towered above us.”