“I grew up like a neglected weed — ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented…”

“Every time I saw a white man I was afraid of being carried away.”

“We would rather stay in our native land, if we could be as free there as we are here.”

"I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all here."

“There was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”

“Oh, Lord! You’ve been with me in six troubles, don’t desert me in the seventh!”

“God won’t let Master Lincoln beat the South until he does right thing.”

"I often think, Missus, of things I wish I had told you before you wrote the book.”

“No, sir; the Lord's never mistaken! Anyhow I'm going to sit here till I get it.”

"I had my jubilee three years ago. I rejoiced all I could then; I can't rejoice no more."

"I ask of my Heavenly Father, that when the last trump sounds, and my name is called, I may stand close by your side, to answer to the call."