Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1, 1837 – November 30, 1930), born in Cork, Ireland, was a prominent American socialist, labor and community organizer, and a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World.
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- Get it straight, I'm not a humanitarian, I'ma hell-raiser.
- After being introduced as a "great humanitarian", as quoted in Mother Jones : The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2002) by Elliott J. Gorn, p. 3
- Your organization is not a praying institution. It's a fighting institution. It's an educational institution along industrial lines. Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!
- Autobiography of Mother Jones (1925)