"I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist."
- On Uncle Tom's Cabin
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
"The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity."
"I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. "
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn ."