James Connolly


James Connolly Quotes

  • ''The Irishman in English literature may be said to have been born with an apology in his mouth.''
    James Connolly (1870-1916), Irish syndicalist, Republican leader. Labour in Irish History, foreword (1910).
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  • ''Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration.''
    James Connolly (1870-1916), Irish syndicalist, Republican leader. Labour in Irish History, foreword (1910).
  • ''Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent.''
    James Connolly (1870-1916), Irish syndicalist, Republican leader. The Re-Conquest of Ireland, ch. 9 (1915).

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