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Famous quotes containing the word jones:

    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.
    —Mother Jones (1830–1930)

    Poor Casey Jones he was all right,
    He stuck by his duty both day an’ night,
    —Unknown. Casey Jones. . .

    Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938)

    Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.
    —Beverly Jones (b. 1927)