14 Remarkable Harriet Tubman Quotes

14 Remarkable Harriet Tubman Quotes

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Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist during the Civil War. She was born into slavery in 1822 in Maryland. She eventually escaped and dedicated her life to making missions to free other slaves. She did this with her antislavery network which became known as the Underground Railroad. During her time leading slaves to freedom she rescued over seventy people. She died on March 10, 1913 at the age of 91.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

“I can’t die but once.”

“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

“I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.”

“I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all
was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in
de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere.”

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.”

“I knew of a man who was sent to the State Prison for twenty-five years. All these years he was always thinking of his home, and counting by years, months, and days, the time till he should
be free, and see his family and friends once more.”

“I looked at my hands, to see if I was de same person now I was free. Dere was such a glory over everything, de sun came like gold trou de trees, and over de fields, and I felt like I was in

“Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to You and You’ve got to see me through.”

“Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden
on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.”

“Never wound a snake; kill it.”

“Pears like I prayed all the time, ’bout my work, everywhere, I prayed an’ groaned to the Lord.”

“Read my letter to the old folks, and give my love to them, and tell my brothers to be always watching unto prayer, and when the good old ship of Zion comes along, to be ready to step

“Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus’ as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. Dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an’ I could not understand ‘dem, no how.”