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Miners Quotes

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My father and brothers were coal miners.
- Merle Travis

The miners lost because they had only the constitution.
The other side had bayonets.
In the end, bayonets always win.
- Mother Jones

I think of doing a series as very hard work.
But then I've talked to coal miners,
and that's really hard work.
- William Shatner

Life comes to the miners out of their deaths,
and death out of their lives.
- Mary Harris Jones

 

Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.
- Jimmy Breslin

All too often miners, and indeed other trade unionists,
underestimate the economic strength they have.
- Arthur Scargill

But at the same time I went down into the mines with
working miners who are still young men,
younger than I am, who are aware that their working
life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off.
- Martin C. Smith

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The business manager was doing fine back in his office
while they were out on the line,
hungry.
And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was,
that maybe the leadership had its own cause.
More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle.
- Richard Grimes

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

The strike of the miners in Arizona was one of the
most remarkable strikes in the history of the American labor movement.
Its peaceful character, its successful outcome,
were due to that most remarkable character,
Governor Hunt.
- Mary Harris Jones

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

Who deserves more credit than the wife of a coal miner? Mother was one.
- Merle Travis

My great-grandfather was a coal miner,
who worked in Pennsylvania mines when carts were pulled
by mules and mines were lit by candles.
Mining was very dangerous work then.
- Tim Murphy

What one state could not get alone, what one miner
against a powerful corporation could not achieve,
can be achieved by the union.
- Mary Harris Jones

I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada
in a tiny town called Searchlight.
My dad was a hard rock miner.
My mom took in wash.
I grew up around people of strong values -
even if they rarely talked about them.
- Harry Reid

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted.
To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics.
He told us we were going to learn how to deal with
very simple questions such as how a body falls due
to the acceleration of gravity.
- Steven Chu

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
- J. Paul Getty

And I will never, ever respond to anybody -
man,
woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.
- Janice Dickinson

It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral
rights than to buy the coal rights alone.
- Orville Redenbacher

The offshore ocean area under U.S.
jurisdiction is larger than our land mass,
and teems with plant and animal life,
mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.
- Tom Allen

Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day,
including me.
Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe.
It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
- Dick Durbin

Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film
world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening,
so there was immense growth for industrial training films,
documentaries to do with the mining,
and the outback world.
- Ann Macbeth

Your future is still before you.
Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural
wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind.
It potentialities are magnificent.
- Charles E. Wilson

Be brave if you lose and meek if you win.
- Harvey Penick

Meek wifehood is no part of my profession;
I am your friend,
but never your possession.
- Vera Brittain

The humble and meek are thirsting for blood.
- Joe Orton

If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes
that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not
often let their presence be known.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

God has two dwellings; one in heaven,
and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
- Izaak Walton

I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek;
they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted.
- Samuel Butler

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
- Don Marquis

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble,
and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.
- Langston Hughes

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest,
honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly;
it is to be humane.
- Jane Harrison

And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief,
and the year smiles as it draws near its death.
- William C. Bryant

As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek,
bear injustice, malice, rash judgment.
We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak,
go a second mile.
- Dorothy Day

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the
meek can keep the earth once they inherit it.
- Kin Hubbard

America may be slow to rise to a challenge.
But our history has shown that once we make up our
minds to really do something,
nothing can stand in our way.
- Carrie P. Meek

That's what my mother did.
And my father was the first person she'd met who treated her kindly.
She was terrified of men, and she married a very meek,
kind, dear man.
And she had the upper hand.
She ruled the roost.
- Lynn Johnston

Making sure that health care is affordable for every American.
I think that is very, very important.
- Kendrick Meek

If we were really tough on crime, we'd do more to stop
it from happening in the first place.
- Carrie P. Meek

I wanted to create a picture in music of what could
be up there in outer space.
- Joe Meek

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security.
Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do,
we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

Looking at affordable health care, I think it is important
that we look not only at prescription drugs,
but also make sure that there is a major focus on health care.
- Kendrick Meek

Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill -
spending billions of dollars to build more prisons,
to place more band-aids on society's scars.
- Carrie P. Meek

We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on
Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping
force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur.
- Kendrick Meek

We can make a difference.
We can save lives.
We can stop the genocide.
- Kendrick Meek

You see, you can't put joblessness in a jail cell.
- Carrie P. Meek

The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class
size limits in Florida to make sure that the State
pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts.
- Kendrick Meek

We've got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime,
and start caring about the causes as well.
- Carrie P. Meek

Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent
on the trade and commerce that our ports provide,
and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely.
- Kendrick Meek

Port Security is one of our weakest security links,
and it must be one of our highest priorities.
- Kendrick Meek

We have an immigration system in this country that not only doesn't work,
in many cases it doesn't even make any sense.
- Kendrick Meek

The Coalition for International Justice estimated that
450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly
genocide began some three years ago.
- Kendrick Meek

You can't put abandonment and alienation under arrest.
- Carrie P. Meek

If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save
our children from the desperation and deprivation that
leave them primed for a life of crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

Until we all start to take responsibility,
until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities,
we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference.
- Carrie P. Meek

It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as
interested as they say they are in protecting the institution
of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide
and distract the American people from the real issues
that need to be addressed.
- Kendrick Meek

I want to share with the American people that President
Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have
borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations.
That is selling our country to other nations because
of the spending that is going on.
- Kendrick Meek

I think it is important also to recognize that our
Customs border protection officers who secure our borders
and conduct inspections of people in vehicles and cargo
are also facing staffing shortages.
- Kendrick Meek

This election marks a significant moment in Haiti;
it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy,
but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character
of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace,
reconciliation, and prosperity.
- Kendrick Meek

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship
is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage,
yet the Republican leadership has done precious little
to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.
- Kendrick Meek

Mrs.
Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation
of American society and inspired generations of civil
rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every
American facing legal discrimination in this country.
- Kendrick Meek

In all, dozens upon dozens of groups and organizations
have prioritized stopping the killing in Darfur before
there is no one left to be killed.
It is high time that we, the U.S.
Congress, join our name to that list.
- Kendrick Meek

Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the
House but also the Senate has asked the President for
a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue
of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can
bring families together in the very near future.
- Kendrick Meek

For Members of Congress, we are saying here on the
Democratic side of the aisle we are not going to vote
for another pay increase for Members of Congress until
the American people get an increase.
- Kendrick Meek

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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