Eugene Victor Debs
Eugene Victor Debs Quotes
''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 (1855-1926), U.S. trade unionist. Speech, June 16, 1913, from the dock at Canton, Ohio. Debs was defending himself against charges of violating the 1917 Espionage Act.
''When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.''Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), U.S. trade unionist, Socialist leader. speech, Sept. 11, 1918, Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene V. Debs Speaks, ed. Jean Y. Tussey (1970). Defending himself against charges of sedition; found guilty, he was subsequently jailed for three years.
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