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    I can't die but once.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: die 
     
    We saw the lightning and that was the guns and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: men  rain  blood 
     
    I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
    — Harriet Tubman
    I am at peace with God and all mankind.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: peace  mankind  god 
     
    I started with this idea in my head, "There's two things I've got a right to, death or liberty."
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: death  right  ideas 
     
    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.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: time  men  experience  liberty  afraid 
     
    Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: time  friends  trust 
     
    I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: lost 
     
    Slavery is the next thing to hell.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: hell  slavery 
     
    I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: time  fight  liberty  strength 
     
    I would have been able to free a thousand more slaves if I could only have convinced them that they were slaves.
    — Harriet Tubman
    Twant me, 'twas the Lord. I always told him, 'I trust to you. I don't know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,' and He always did.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: trust 
     
    Never wound a snake; kill it.
    — Harriet Tubman
    In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn't reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line.
    — Harriet Tubman
    I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: freedom 
     
    Lord, I'm going to hold steady on to You and You've got to see me through.
    — Harriet Tubman
    The Lord who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just as long as I live, and so I did what he told me.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: people  live  care 
     
    I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: freedom  dreaming 
     
    If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more.
    — Harriet Tubman
    Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: dreams 
     
    I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: right  liberty  mind 
     
    I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: lost  year 
     
    I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
    — Harriet Tubman
    If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: freedom  dog 
     
    I link dar's many a slaveholder'll git to Heaven. Dey don't know no better. Dey acts up to de light dey hab.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: heaven 
     
    Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burdenon the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.
    — Harriet Tubman
    Quoting Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) US civil rights leader We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: enemies  time  right  enemy  leader  courage 
     
    I was the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad.
    — Harriet Tubman
    I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: people 
     
    Pears like I prayed all the time, 'bout my work, everywhere, I prayed an' groaned to the Lord.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: time  work 
     
    Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
    — Harriet Tubman
    tags: enemies  time  enemy 
     
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    harriet tubman
    Death  : March 10, 1913
    Occupation  : Activist

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