Who is mother jones?

Famous quotes containing the words mother and/or jones:

    Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
    English proverb, collected in J. Ray, English Proverbs (1670)

    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!
    —Mother Jones (1830–1930)