American Leader Quotes


201 American Leader quotes:



"Show respect to all people, but grovel to none."
"Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for- because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything."
"If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you."
"I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master."
"And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth."
"My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska."
"All we ask is that we have peace with the whites. We want to hold you by the hand. You are our father."
"But we want peace, I would move all my people down this way. I could then keep them all quietly near camp."
"I have done my best to keep my young men quiet, but some will not listen and since the fighting began, I have not been able to keep them at home."
"I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for to believe the white man any more."
"The Cheyennes do not fight at all this side of the Arkansas, but north some young warriors were fired upon and then the fight began."
"We were once friends with the whites but you nudged us out of the way by your intrigues, and now when we are in council you keep nudging each other."
"But the Committee for Industrial Organizations is here. It is now henceforth a definite instrumentality, destined greatly to influence the lives of our people and the internal and external course of the republic."
"If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees - at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes."
"In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization."
"The organized workers of America, free in their industrial life, conscious partners in production, secure in their homes and enjoying a decent standard of living, will prove the finest bulwark against the intrusion of alien doctrines of government."
"The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands."
"Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit."
"While the men of the steel industry were going through blood and gas in defense of their rights and their homes and their families, elsewhere on the far-flung C.I.O. front the hosts of labor were advancing and intelligent and permanent progress was being made."
"Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied."


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