Who is Mother Jones?

  • (noun): United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930).
    Synonyms: Jones, Mary Harris Jones

Famous quotes containing the words mother jones, jones and/or mother:

    No matter what your fight, don’t be ladylike! God Almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
    Mother Jones (1830–1930)

    Strange goings on! Jones did it slowly, deliberately, in the bathroom, with a knife, at midnight. What he did was butter a piece of toast. We are too familiar with the language of action to notice at first an anomaly: the ‘it’ of ‘Jones did it slowly, deliberately,...’ seems to refer to some entity, presumably an action, that is then characterized in a number of ways.
    Donald Davidson (b. 1917)

    Have you not love enough to bear with me,
    When that rash humor which my mother gave me
    Makes me forgetful?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)