"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Harriet Ann Jacobs on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Mark Twain
"There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment."
"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."
"Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name."
"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."
"The beautiful spring came and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."