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Jupiter Hammon Quotes

Jupiter Hammon Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Jupiter Hammon
Type:
Poet
Nationality:
American
Birth year:

  • 1
    All the time spent idly, is spent wickedly, and is unfaithfulness to our masters. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 2
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 3
    Good servants frequently make good masters. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 4
    He will bring us all, rich and poor, white and black, to his judgment seat. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 5
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 6
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 7
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 8
    If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 9
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 10
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 11
    Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 12
    Riches and honours which drown the greater part of mankind, who have the gospel, in perdition, can be little or no temptations to us. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 13
    The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men. Therein we may learn, what God is. Jupiter_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 14
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 15
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 16
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 17
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 18
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 19
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon
  • 20
    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_HammonJupiter Hammon