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I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import
The war of my life had begun; and though one of God's most powerless creatures, I resolved never to be conquered.
Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows
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Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
February 11, 1813
March 7, 1897
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