Quotation Explorer - 'Eugene V. Debs'

While there is a lower class I am in it. While there is a criminal element I am of it. While there is a soul in prison I am not free. - Eugene V. Debs
The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose - especially their lives. - Eugene V. Debs
I left that church with rich and royal hatred of the priest as a person, and a loathing for the church as an institution, and I vowed that I would never go inside a church again.[, describing his teenage reaction to a hellfire lecture by a priest] - Eugene V. Debs
I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence. - Eugene V. Debs
While there is a lower class, I am in it. While there is a criminal element, I am of it.While there is a soul in prison, I am not free. - Eugene V. Debs
If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher. - Eugene V. Debs
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. - Eugene V. Debs
Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation. - Eugene V. Debs
I would not be a Moses to lead you into the Promised Land, because if I could lead you into it, someone else could lead you out of it. - Eugene V. Debs
While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. - Eugene V. Debs
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