"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."
"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."
"And I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."
"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."
"I am at peace with God and all mankind."
"Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to You and You’ve got to see me through."