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.
The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another – no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
I don’t want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
What you should do is to say to outsiders that a Christian has neither more nor less rights in our association than an atheist.
I’ve heard ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe’s pen hasn’t begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I’ve seen de real thing, and I don’t want to see it on no stage or in no theater.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.