Nat Turner quotes

  • I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Fighting #Men #Heaven

  • Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Prayer #Mixing #Fasting

  • Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Communication #Bridges #Confusion

  • It was unexpected. That's just how it was. I don't believe they were faster than us. I don't believe they had more heart or dedication. It just fell on their side. That's the reality of it.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Believe #Heart #Reality

  • To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Mind #Would Be #Attention

  • The manner in which I learned to read and write, not only had great influence on my own mind, as I acquired it with the most perfect ease, so much so, that I have no recollection whatever of learning the alphabet.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Writing #Perfect #Mind

  • I was not addicted to stealing in my youth, nor have ever been; yet such was the confidence of the Negroes in the neighborhood, even at this early period of my life, in my superior judgment, that they would often carry me with them when they were going on any roguery, to plan for them.
    -- Nat Turner

    #Youth #Judgment #Stealing

  • We can't fight and beg from those we fight at the same time.

  • For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.

  • You must never tire fighting Satan.

  • We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.

  • No one man is superior to the game.

  • Therefore, since the world has still Much good, but much less good than ill, And while the sun and moon endure Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure, I'd face it as a wise man would, And train for ill and not for good.

  • Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.

  • Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.

  • The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven.

  • I wouldn’t trust the best fifteen minutes I ever lived to get me into heaven.