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“I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser. ”
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“Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
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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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“The first thing is to raise hell,” says I. “That’s always the first thing to do when you’re faced with an injustice and you feel powerless. That’s what I do in my fight for the working class.”
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“Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.”
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“No matter what the fight, don't be ladylike! God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.”
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“My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.”
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“I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.”
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“I will tell the truth wherever I please.”
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“A lady is the last thing on earth I want to be. Capitalists sidetrack the women into clubs and make ladies of them.”
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“They began work at 5:30 and quit at 7 at night. Children six years old going home to lie on a straw pallet until time to resume work the next morning! I have seen the hair torn out of their heads by the machinery, their scalps torn off, and yet not a single tear was shed, while the poodle dogs were loved and caressed and carried to the seashore.”
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“I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators.”
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“No matter what the fight, don't be ladylike!”
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“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!”
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“My address is like my shoes. It travels with me.”
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“My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing.”
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“[Women need to realize that with] what they have in their hands there is no limit to what they could accomplish. The trouble is they let the capitalists make them believe they wouldn't be ladylike.”
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“The employment of children is doing more to fill prisons, insane asylums, almshouses, reformatories, slums, and gin shops than all the efforts of reformers are doing to improve society.”
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“Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers.”
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“I preferred sewing to bossing little children.”
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