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Harriet Tubman Quotes | Harriet Tubman was born on Araminta Ross, on March 1822. She was an American abolitionist and political activist.

Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters as a child. Early in life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate overseer threw a heavy metal weight intending to hit another enslaved person, but hit her instead.

The injury caused dizziness, pain, and spells of hypersomnia, which occurred throughout her life. After her injury, Tubman began experiencing strange visions and vivid dreams, which she ascribed to premonitions from God.

Tubman also worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy.

By 1911, Tubman’s body was so frail that she was admitted into the rest home named in her honor. A New York newspaper described her as “ill and penniless”, prompting supporters to offer a new round of donations.

Surrounded by friends and family members, she died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913. Just before she died, she told those in the room: “I go to prepare a place for you.” Tubman was buried with semi-military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.

Let’s read and share some of the great saying and quotes by Harriet Tubman


Quotes From Harriet Tubman


“I grew up like a neglected weed — ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented…”

– Harriet Tubman


“Every time I saw a white man I was afraid of being carried away.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Slavery is the next thing to hell.”

Harriet Tubman


“If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“I have heard their groans and sighs, and seen their tears, and I would give every drop of blood in my veins to free them.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Now I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.”

– Harriet Tubman


“We would rather stay in our native land, if we could be as free there as we are here.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all here.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“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.”

– Harriet Tubman


“For no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.”

– Harriet Tubman


“God’s time is always near. He set the North Star in the heavens; He gave me the strength in my limbs; He meant I should be free.”

– Harriet Tubman


Inspirational Harriet Tubman Quotes


“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“There was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”

– Harriet Tubman


“My home, after all, was down in Maryland, because my father, my mother, my brothers, and sisters, and friends were there. But I was free, and they should be free.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I said to the Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to you, and I know you will see me through.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“Oh, Lord! You’ve been with me in six troubles, don’t desert me in the seventh!”

– Harriet Tubman


“God won’t let Master Lincoln beat the South until he does right thing.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Master Lincoln, he’s a great man, and I’m a poor Negro but this Negro can tell Master Lincoln how to save money and young men.”

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Quotes About Dreams


“Suppose there was an awful big snake down there on the floor. He bites you. Folks all scared, because you may die. You send for doctor to cut the bite; but the snake rolled up there, and while doctor is doing it, he bites you again. The doctor cuts out that bite; but while he’s doing it, the snake springs up and bites you again, and so he keeps doing it, till you kill him. That’s what Master Lincoln ought to know.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“We’re rooted here, and they can’t pull us up.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Never wound a snake; kill it.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”

– Harriet Tubman


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

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“It wasn’t me, ’twas the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ an’ He always did.”

– Harriet Tubman


“As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.'”

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Inspirational Quotes


“I never had anything good, no sweet, no sugar; and that sugar, right by me, did look so nice, and my mistress’s back was turned to me while she was fighting with her husband, so I just put my fingers in the sugar bowl to take one lump, and maybe she heard me, for she turned and saw me. The next minute, she had the rawhide down.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“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 can’t die but once.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I said to de Lord, ‘I’m goin’ to hold steady on to you, an’ I know you’ll see me through.'”

– Harriet Tubman


“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 aboard.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“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.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Quotes Goodreads


“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Now I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn’t reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I’ve heard ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe’s pen hasn’t begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I’ve seen de real thing, and I don’t want to see it on no stage or in no theater.”

– Harriet Tubman


‘Pears like my heart go flutter, flutter, and then they may say, ‘Peace, Peace,’ as much as they likes – I know it’s goin’ to be war!”

– Harriet Tubman


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

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Quotes Images
Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.”

– Harriet Tubman


“You’ll be free or die!”

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Quotes On Freedom


“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.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I had two sisters carried away in a chain-gang – one of them left two children. We were always uneasy.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

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

– Harriet Tubman


“I think there’s many a slaveholder will get to Heaven. They don’t know better. They acts up to the light they have.”

– Harriet Tubman


“From Christmas till March I worked as I could, and I prayed through all the long nights—I groaned and prayed for ole master: ‘Oh Lord, convert master!’ ‘Oh Lord, change dat man’s heart!’ ‘Pears like I prayed all the time.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I ain’t got no heart to go and see the sufferings of my people played on the stage. I’ve heard ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe’s pen hasn’t begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I’ve seen the real thing, and I don’t want to see it on no stage or in no theater.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“We was the fools, and the was the wise men; but we wasn’t fools enough to go down the high road in the broad daylight.”

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Famous Quotes


“To be sure, deep slumbers settle down upon them as soon as they are seated, which continue undisturbed till the congregation is dismissed; but they have done their best, and who can doubt that they receive a blessing.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Oh no, Missus; he does it for conscience; we was taught to do so down South. He says if he denies himself for the sufferings of his Lord an’ Master, Jesus will sustain him.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I think there’s many a slaveholder will get to Heaven. They don’t know no better. They acts up to the light they have.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“I paid a lawyer $5 to look up the will of my mother’s first master. He looked back sixty years, and said it was time to give up. I told him to go back further.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I’m going to Mr. ——’s office, and I ain’t going to leave there, and I ain’t going to eat or drink till I get enough money to take me down after the old people.”

– Harriet Tubman


“My people are free!”

– Harriet Tubman


“After that [the Fugitive Slave Act], I wouldn’t trust Uncle Sam with my people no longer, but I brought ’em all clear off to Canada.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“The white ladies and gentlemen gathered round him, till I couldn’t see Joe for the crowd, only I heard his voice singing, ‘Glory to God and Jesus too,’ louder than ever.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Why, the language down there in the far South is just as different from ours in Maryland as you think. They laughed when they heard me talk and I couldn’t understand them no how.”

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Quotes On Love


“I never see such a sight…one woman brought two pigs, a white one and a black one; we took ‘em all on board, named the white pig Beauregard and the black pig Jeff Davis.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Appears like my heart go flutter, flutter, and then they may say ‘Peace, Peace,’ as much as they likes, I know it’s going to be war!”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“I often think, Missus, of things I wish I had told you before you wrote the book.”

– Harriet Tubman


“No, sir; the Lord’s never mistaken! Anyhow I’m going to sit here till I get it.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I just removed my father’s trial to a higher court, and brought him off to Canada.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I had my jubilee three years ago. I rejoiced all I could then; I can’t rejoice no more.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“What did you say to me this morning? You said ‘We hadn’t got nothing to eat in the house and what did I say to you? I said ‘I’ve got a rich Father!’”

– Harriet Tubman


“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.”

– Harriet Tubman


“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; for no man should take me alive. of freedom, keep going.”

– Harriet Tubman


“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

Short Inspirational Harriet Tubman Quotes


“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I had crossed the line. I was free; but, there was no one there to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now that I was free.”

– Harriet Tubman


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

– Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman Quotes Images
Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“God’s time is always near. He gave me my strength and he set the North Star in the heavens. He meant I should be free.”

– Harriet Tubman


“It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always did.”

– Harriet Tubman


“And I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Oh, Lord! You’ve been with me in six troubles, don’t desert me in the seventh!”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“I bring you one of the best and bravest persons on this continent, “General Tubman” as we call her.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”

– Harriet Tubman


“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.”

– Harriet Tubman


Random Harriet Tubman Famous Quotes


“Never wound a snake; kill it.”

– Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman Quotes Images

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

– Harriet Tubman


“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.”

– Harriet Tubman


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

– Harriet Tubman


“I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.”

– Harriet Tubman


“It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always did.”

– Harriet Tubman


“Slavery is the next thing to hell.”

– Harriet Tubman


“And I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.”

– Harriet Tubman


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