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 teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing.
I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others’ sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
I have always advised men to read.
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.
Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
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?
Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class.