"All too often miners, and indeed other trade unionists, underestimate the economic strength they have."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Arthur Scargill on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Arthur Scargill on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Arthur Scargill on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Arthur Scargill on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Arthur Scargill on Ernest Hemingway
"Yet what you need is not marches, demonstrations, rallies or wide associations, all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that, the sooner we'll begin to change things."
"The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day."
"The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they're quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain."
"There's a feeling that strength is determined by the size of a union. That clearly is nonsense."