Who is mother jones?

Famous quotes containing the words mother and/or jones:

    Look at the mother of Washington! She raised a boy that could not tell a lie—could not tell a lie! But he never had any chance. It might have been different if he had belonged to the Washington Newspaper Correspondents’ Club
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    All the average human being asks is something he can call a home; a family that is fed and warm; and now and then a little happiness; once in a long while an extravagance.
    —Mother Jones (1830–1930)