"Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."John L. Lewis on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."John L. Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."John L. Lewis on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."John L. Lewis on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."John L. Lewis on William Shakespeare
"Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied."
"If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees - at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes."
"The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry."