Walter Reuther Quotes (5 quotes)
“There's a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.”
Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the United Auto Workers, Vol. 22 (1970)
“Labor is not fighting for a larger slice of the national pie. Labor is fighting for a larger pie.”
Writing in The New Republic, Vol. 114 (1946)
“I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.”
As quoted in: "Beowulf to Beatles & Beyond: The Varieties of Poetry" (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Division, 1981) by David R. Pichaske, p. 131
“Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.”
―John Stuart Mill
As quoted in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 60" (1880): "It was the perception of it which made John Stuart Mill assert that while all conservatives are not stupid, all stupid people are conservative."
“Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.”
The Portrait of a Lady (1881), Chapter XXIII
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Reuther
Born: September 1, 1907
Died: May 9, 1970 (aged 62)
Bio: Walter Philip Reuther was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic Party in the mid 20th century. He was a socialist in the early 1930s becoming a leading liberal and supporter of the New Deal coalition.