Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Harriet Ann Jacobs quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an American writer who passed away on 7 March, 1897.

Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“Death is better than slavery.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“When they told me my new-born babe was a girl, my heart was heavier than it had ever been before. Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.”
“But to the slave mother New Year's day comes laden with peculiar sorrows. She sits on her cold cabin floor, watching the children who may all be torn from her the next morning; and often does she wish that she and they might die before the day dawns.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs Quotes
“If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master, he is whipped, or locked up in jail, until he consents to go, and promises not to run away during the year.”
“There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious.”

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