„I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.“

—  Harriet Tubman, Disputed, Attributed to Tubman in Dorothy Winbush Riley, My Soul Looks Back 'Less I Forget https://books.google.com/books?id=KpcLAQAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22c.+1865%22 p. 148 (1993). Riley gives a date of "c. 1865" but offers no citation. No source from earlier than 1993 is known. Quoted in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999) by Henry Louis Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah, p. 299. Tubman specialists like Jean H. Humez and Kate Clifford Larson deem this one completely spurious. See "Bogus Tubman," by Steve Perisho http://liberlocorumcommunium.blogspot.com/2014/03/bogus-tubman-i-freed-thousands-of.html.<!-- Someone cited this as being in Harriet, The Moses of Her People (1886) by Sarah H. Bradford, but it does not occur in the editions available online. -->
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—  Milton Mayer American journalist 1908 - 1986
They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-35 (1955), p. 62; cited in: Quotable Quotes: They Thought They Were Free http://econengineer.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/quotable-quotes-they-thought-they-were-free/ by John@EconEngineer in: The Economical Engineer (1 July 2012)

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„If ye do not feel the chain,
When it works a brother's pain,
Are ye not base slaves indeed,
Slaves unworthy to be freed?“

—  James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
"Stanzas on Freedom" (1843), Context: If there breathe on earth a slave, Are ye truly free and brave? If ye do not feel the chain, When it works a brother's pain, Are ye not base slaves indeed, Slaves unworthy to be freed? St. 1

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„I have freed my soul.“

—  Bernard of Clairvaux French abbot, theologian 1090 - 1153
Liberavi animam meam. Letter to Abbot Suger, Epistles no. 371 (c. 1147)

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„Freedom has a thousand charms to show,
That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
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„The Republicans had fielded an army and navy of more than 2.5 million men, had invented national banking, currency, and taxation, had provided schools and homes for poor Americans, and had freed the country's four million slaves.“

—  Heather Cox Richardson American historian
To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party https://books.google.com/books?id=s-JzAgAAQBAJ&pg=PP2&dq=to+make+men+free+a+history&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAWoVChMIq97csor9xwIVRJkeCh3tvg7i#v=onepage&q=to%20make%20men%20free%20a%20history&f=false (2014), p. ix

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„I am twelve thousand miles wiser, twelve thousand miles more resilient, and I have twelve thousand miles more faith in God.“

—  Abby Sunderland Camera Assistant, Inspirational Speaker and Sailor 1993
Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas (2011), p. 196

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