30+ Best Sojourner Truth Quotes

Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist who born a slave and became a popular spokesperson for abolition, women’s rights, and temperance. She was the first black woman to win a court case against a white man when she won custody of her son after running away, she became one of the era’s best known figures.

She is best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, “Ain’t I a Woman?”, delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention. Inspirational Sojourner Truth quotes will motivate you and broaden your perspective on issues of race, gender, slavery, freedom, women rights and equality.

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Famous Sojourner Truth Quotes

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.

I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me. And aren’t I a woman?

I know and do what is right better than many big men who read.

I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.

If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.

Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.

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.

It is the mind that makes the body.

Then I will speak upon the ashes.

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.

The rich rob the poor, and the poor rob one another.

I tell you I can’t read a book, but I can read de people.

I’m not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.

We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.

Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

When I got religion, I found some work to do to benefit somebody.

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.

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

Inspiring Sojourner Truth Quotes

If it is not a fit place for women, it is unfit for men to be there.

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 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 above eighty years old … I suppose I am about the only colored woman that goes about to speak for the rights of the colored women. I want to keep the thing stirring, now that the ice is cracked.

The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another.

Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.

Truth is powerful and it prevails.

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.

Truth burns up error.

If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it?

I did not run away, I walked away by daylight….

The Spirit calls me, and I must go.

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