"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."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."John L. Lewis on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."John L. Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."John L. Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."John L. Lewis on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."John L. Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."