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Leland Stanford Quotes


31 Leland Stanford quotes:



"I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion."
"I have always been fully persuaded that, through co-operation, labor could become its own employer."
"In a condition of society and under an industrial organization which places labor completely at the mercy of capital, the accumulations of capital will necessarily be rapid, and an unequal distribution of wealth is at once to be observed."
"Labor can and will become its own employer through co-operative association."
"The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done."
"The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems."
"The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity."
"The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is the result of deceptive appearance."
"There is no reason why the women of the country should not greatly advance themselves."
"The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none."
"Each co-operative institution will become a school of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge of the laws of trade and commerce."
"It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers."
"Money is the great tool through whose means labor and skill become universally co-operative."
"The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor."
"We deem it of the first importance that the education of both sexes shall be equally full and complete, varied only as nature dictates."
"A co-operative association designed to furnish labor for farming operations is clearly within the realm of practical achievement."
"Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights."
"I never saw a woman to come into one of our mining camps in California but her mere presence effected a change in the conduct of all the men there."
"Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends."
"The great advantage to labor arising out of co-operative effort has been apparent to me for many years."



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