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29 Inspirational Sojourner Truth Quotes (EQUALITY)

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Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.”

Sojourner Truth
Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.
Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.
I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.
I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.
I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.
I’m not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.
If women want rights more than they got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.

“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?”

Sojourner Truth
I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.
I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another.
The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another.
I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring. Because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.
I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring. Because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.

9 Sojourner Truth Quotes on Gender Equality (WOMEN RIGHTS)

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”

Sojourner Truth
I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring, I will step into the pool.
I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring, I will step into the pool.

“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, and it will be just as bad as it was before. So I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring; because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.”

Sojourner Truth
Oh no, honey, I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men.
Oh no, honey, I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men.

“Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”

Sojourner Truth
I am a woman's rights. I have as much as any man, and can do as much work as any man.
I am a woman’s rights. I have as much as any man, and can do as much work as any man.

“I have done a great deal of work, as much as a man, but did not get so much pay. I used to work in the field and bind grain, keeping up with the cradler; but men doing no more, got twice as much pay…. We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.”

Sojourner Truth
You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights anyway.
You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights anyway.
Now, if you want me to get out of the world, you had better get the women votin' soon. I shan't go till I can do that.
Now, if you want me to get out of the world, you had better get the women votin’ soon. I shan’t go till I can do that.

8 Inspirational Sojourner Truth Quotes About Life

“When I left the house of bondage I left everything behind. I wasn’t going to keep nothing of Egypt on me, an’ so I went to the Lord an’ asked him to give me a new name. And he gave me Sojourner because I was to travel up and down the land showing the people their sins and bein’ a sign unto them. I told the Lord I wanted two names ’cause everybody else had two, and the Lord gave me Truth, because I was to declare the truth to the people.”

Sojourner Truth
It is the mind that makes the body.
It is the mind that makes the body.
The Spirit calls me, and I must go.
The Spirit calls me, and I must go.
When I got religion, I found some work to do to benefit somebody.
When I got religion, I found some work to do to benefit somebody.

“Let… individuals make the most of what God has given them, have their neighbors do the same, and then do all they can to serve each other. There is no use in one man, or one nation, to try to do or be everything. It is a good thing to be dependent on each other for something, it makes us civil and peaceable.”

Sojourner Truth
Though it seems curious, I do not remember ever asking for anything but what I got it. And I always received it as an answer to my prayers.
Though it seems curious, I do not remember ever asking for anything but what I got it. And I always received it as an answer to my prayers.
Let others say what they will of the efficacy of prayer, I believe in it, and I shall pray. Thank God! Yes, I shall always pray...
Let others say what they will of the efficacy of prayer, I believe in it, and I shall pray. Thank God! Yes, I shall always pray…
Then I will speak upon the ashes.
Then I will speak upon the ashes.

2 Sojourner Truth Quotes on Slave Holding

“You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.”

Sojourner Truth
It is hard for the old slave holding spirit to die. But die it must.
It is hard for the old slave holding spirit to die. But die it must.

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