"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Harriet Ann Jacobs on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."