Sojourner Truth Quotes

 

"The Spirit calls me, and I must go."

"Be a follower of the Lord Jesus."

“Truth is powerful and it prevails.”

“It is the mind that makes the body.”

“Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.”

"The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another."

“If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.”

"Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him."

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again”

"There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women,"

"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."

"When we get our rights we shall not have to come to you for money, for then we shall have money enough in our own pockets; and may be you will ask us for money."

"I have found out and know that God's brightness and goodness and glory is hot enough to scorch all the sinners in the world."

"That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! 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?"

"Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say."

Compiled by Thomas George
editor@Wisdom-of-the-Wise.com