Quotes and Saying

30+ Inspiring and Famous Abolitionist Quotes and Saying About Slavery

Nobody likes to be told what to do and that’s whats happen in Slavery.

Abolitionist are those people who stood up against slavery and abolished it from the world.

The American abolitionist considered slavery as a national sin, probably you would have heard this famous abolitionist saying’ I will be heard’.

That echoes the sentiments of all those who believed in individual liberty and want to eradicate slavery once for all

The famous abolitionist are John Brown, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, David Walker, William Lloyd Garrison, Huckleberry Finn, John Rankin and many more.

Below you will find inspiring and famous quotes about abolition and by abolitionist.

Famous Abolitionist Quotes and Saying

Abolitionists were men of sharp angles. Organizing them was like binding crooked sticks in a bundle.
– Jane Swisshelm tweet

Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
Maya Angelou tweet

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
– Karl Marx tweet

We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.
– Angelina Grimke tweet

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
– Mahatma Gandhi tweet

Some men say that they should be satisfied with the abolition of untouchability only, leaving the caste system alone. The aim of abolition of untouchability alone without trying to abolish the inequalities inherent in the caste system is a rather low aim.
– B. R. Ambedkar tweet

Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.
– Michel Foucault tweet

We believe in peace in the settlement of all disputes through peaceful means, in the abolition of war, and, more particularly, nuclear war.
– Lal Bahadur Shastri tweet

I think that each country must protect its own borders, and that is why I’m simply asking for the abolition of Schengen.
– Marine Le Pen tweet

The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.
– Gloria Steinem tweet

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice… I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.”
– William Lloyd Garrison (Abolitionist) tweet

I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

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 (Abolitionist) tweet

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 (Abolitionist) tweet

I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.”
– Wendell Phillips (Abolitionist) tweet

One and God make a majority.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Leadership is building a bridge that connects the vision with the purpose, in order to empower those who are around us.”
– David Walker (Abolitionist) tweet

Church should be a place where love is evident, God delivers, lives are changed, hearts are healed, and families restored.”
– David Walker (Abolitionist) tweet

Allowing God to charge our lives that we may empower people around us to live In a greater relationship with him.”
– David Walker (Abolitionist) tweet

Lord, please give me big ears and a thoughtful mind. Teach me to ask well and see it through other’s eyes.”
– David Walker (Abolitionist) tweet

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

There was one of two things I had a right to: liberty or death. If I could not have one, I would take the other, for no man should take me alive. I should fight for liberty as long as my strength lasted.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

I am at peace with God and all mankind.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.”
– Sojourner Truth (Abolitionist) tweet

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) (Abolitionist) tweet

The soul that is within me no man can degrade.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use”
– Gamaliel Bailey tweet

Be not discouraged. There is a future for you. . . . The resistance encountered now predicates hope. . . . Only as we rise . . . do we encounter opposition.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

I am not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.”
– Sojourner Truth (Abolitionist) tweet

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship”
– Wendell Phillips (Abolitionist) tweet

A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

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; for now man should take me alive.
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

Every great dream begins with a dream
– Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) tweet

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

I ask no favors for my sex… All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks.”
– Sarah Moore Grimke tweet

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Caution, Sir! I am eternally tired of hearing that word caution. It is nothing but the word of cowardice!
– John Brown (Abolitionist) tweet

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.”
– Wendell Phillips (Abolitionist) tweet

We had talked long enough; we were now ready to move; if not now, we never should be; and if we did not intend to move now, we had as well fold our arms, sit down, and acknowledge ourselves fit only to be slaves.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

I have only a short time to live, only one death to die, and I will die fighting for this cause. There will be no peace in this land until slavery is done for
– John Brown (Abolitionist) tweet

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

Talk, is a national institution, but it does not help the slave
– John Brown (Abolitionist) tweet

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again”
– Sojourner Truth (Abolitionist) tweet

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.”
– William Lloyd Garrison (Abolitionist) tweet

When I strike, the bees will begin to swarn, and I want you to help hive them
– John Brown (Abolitionist) tweet

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.”
– Wendell Phillips (Abolitionist) tweet

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.”
– Frederick Douglass (Abolitionist) tweet

We were just expecting to go to jail we weren’t expecting to get beat up.
– John Rankin (Abolitionist) tweet

Hope, you liked reading the famous quotes and saying by Abolitionist and their movements against slavery.

 

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