Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes

Death is better than slavery.

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There are wrongs which even the grave does not bury.

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Lives that flash in sunshine, and lives that are born in tears, receive their hue from circumstances.

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The slave girl is reared in an atmosphere of licentiousness and fear.

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No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.

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The beautiful spring came and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

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When I was nearly twelve years old, my kind mistress sickened and died.

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When my babe was born, they said it was premature. It weighed only four pounds but God let it live.

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I WAS born a slave but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away.

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My master had power and law on his side I had a determined will. There is might in each.

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The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition.

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