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Jupiter Hammon Quotes and Sayings

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If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not.
Reading other books would do you no good.
- Jupiter Hammon

If you see most people neglect the Bible,
and many that can read never look into it,
let it not harden you and make you think lightly of it,
and that it is a book of no worth.
- Jupiter Hammon

He will bring us all, rich and poor,
white and black,
to his judgment seat.
- Jupiter Hammon

Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read.
- Jupiter Hammon

 

It is our duty to be faithful, not with eye service as men pleasers.
- Jupiter Hammon

Besides all this, if you are idle, and take to bad courses,
you will hurt those of your brethren who are slaves,
and do all in your power to prevent their being free.
- Jupiter Hammon

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

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As we depend upon our masters, for what we eat and drink and wear,
and for all our comfortable things in this world,
we cannot be happy, unless we please them.
- Jupiter Hammon

The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men.
Therein we may learn, what God is.
- Jupiter Hammon

We live so little time in this world that it is no
matter how wretched and miserable we are,
if it prepares us for heaven.
- Jupiter Hammon

If a servant strives to please his master and studies
and takes pains to do it,
I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly.
- Jupiter Hammon

But this will not do, God will certainly punish you
for stealing and for being unfaithful.
- Jupiter Hammon

If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody
to reproach us for being black,
or for being slaves.
- Jupiter Hammon

The next thing I would mention, and warn you against,
is profaneness.
This you know is forbidden by God.
- Jupiter Hammon

It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods,
but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them,
whenever you think you shall not be found out.
- Jupiter Hammon

Good servants frequently make good masters.
- Jupiter Hammon

All the time spent idly, is spent wickedly,
and is unfaithfulness to our masters.
- Jupiter Hammon

That liberty is a great thing we may know from our own feelings,
and we may likewise judge so from the conduct of the white-people,
in the late war.
- Jupiter Hammon

Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature,
sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan,
and that unless we are converted, or born again,
we must be miserable forever.
- Jupiter Hammon

We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking
any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave,
or for being unfaithful in their business.
- Jupiter Hammon

There are but two places where all go after death,
white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell.
Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again,
and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever.
- Jupiter Hammon

Those of you who can read I must beg you to read the Bible,
and whenever you can get time, study the Bible,
and if you can get no other time, spare some of your time from sleep,
and learn what the mind and will of God is.
- Jupiter Hammon

When I was at Hartford in Connecticut,
where I lived during the war, I published several pieces
which were well received,
not only by those of my own colour, but by a number of the white people,
who thought they might do good among their servants.
- Jupiter Hammon

You have discovered so much kindness and good will
to those you thought were oppressed,
and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote,
if you judge it will be of any service to them.
- Jupiter Hammon

I suppose I have had more advantages and privileges than most of you,
who are slaves have ever known, and I believe more
than many white people have enjoyed,
for which I desire to bless God, and pray that he may
bless those who have given them to me.
- Jupiter Hammon

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Where there is love there is no question.
- Albert Einstein


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