Harriet Tubman Quotes

Saurav Singh
3 Min Read
Harriet Tubman Quotes

Harriet Tubman (1820 – 10 March 1913) was an escaped enslaved woman who became a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading enslaved people to freedom before the Civil War, all while carrying a bounty on her head. But she was also a nurse, a Union spy, and a women’s suffrage supporter. Tubman is one of the most recognized icons in American history and her legacy has inspired countless people from every race and background. She was born in 1820  into slavery, she 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.

Famous Harriet Tubman Quotes

“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
“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.” ~ Harriet Tubman
“I started with this idea in my head, “There’s two things I’ve got a right to, death or liberty.”” ~ Harriet Tubman
“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 over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.” ~ Harriet Tubman
“Twant 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,’ and He always did.” ~ Harriet Tubman
“The Lord who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just as long as I live, and so I did what he told me.” ~ 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
“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
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” ~ Harriet Tubman
Share This Article