John Burns Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

John Burns Quotes and Sayings

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    Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    Don't hustle old people. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I am depressed rather at the wave of brutality sweeping over the country. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I believe, however, that impending events will call us and we must respond but where, with whom, and how? John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course, and that the hour to construct has come. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their persistent labour for sure if slow progress. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    My duty is clear and at all costs will be done. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    The Gentlemen of England serve under the greatest cad in Europe. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    The Thames is liquid history. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    Why four great powers should fight over Serbia no fellow can understand. John Burns | Refcard PDF
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    You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters. John Burns | Refcard PDF






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