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Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.
I feel safe even in the midst of my enemies; for the truth is powerful and will prevail.
If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it?
I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.
The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another.
Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Oh no, honey, I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men.
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
I am not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.
I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring. Because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.
I am a woman's rights. I have as much as any man, and can do as much work as any man. I have plowed and reaped and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that?
I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring, I will step into the pool.
It is the mind that makes the body.
It is hard for the old slave holding spirit to die. But die it must.
Christ came from God and a woman. Man had nothing to do with him.
Where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter.
If my cup won't hold but a pint and yourn holds a quart, wouldn't ye be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full?
I did not run away, I walked away by daylight….
I don't read such small stuff as letters, I read men and nations. I can see through a millstone, though I can't see through a spelling-book. What a narrow idea a reading qualification is for a voter!
The Spirit calls me, and I must go.
What we give to the poor, we lend to the Lord.
Truth burns up error.
When I left the house of bondage I left everything behind. I wanted to keep nothing of Egypt on me, and so I went to the Lord and asked him to give me a new name.
And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
Then I will speak upon the ashes.
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.
We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.
And ar'n't I a woman?
Good man! Genuine gentleman! God bless George Thompson, the great-hearted friend of my race.
If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
When I got religion, I found some work to do to benefit somebody.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down these women together ought to be able to turn it right side up again.
Religion without humanity is a poor human stuff.
Ef women want any rights more'n dey got why don't dey jes' take 'em and not be talkin' about it.
If women want rights more than they got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.