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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Jan Morris prefers this for himself.


It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.


Without a struggle, there can be no progress.


The soul that is within me no man can degrade.

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A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.


The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.


I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.


People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.


One and God make a majority.

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I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.


I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.


It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.


A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.


The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.


America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.


The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.


Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.


We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.


Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.


No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.


To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.


I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.


Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.


What to the Slave is the 4th of July.


I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored mans political hopes and the ark of his safety.


Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.


When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.


At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.


There is not a man beneath the canopy of Heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.


A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.


If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.


A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.


The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.


Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, 'What shall we do with the Negro?' I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us.


I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.


The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.


Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out.


That which is inhuman cannot be divine.


Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.


Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.


For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.


If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.




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Picture quote by Frederick Douglass about power

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.


Picture quote by Frederick Douglass about motivational

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.


Picture quote by Frederick Douglass about read

Once you learn to read you will be forever free.


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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.


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Who is Frederick Douglass? Some facts about Frederick Douglass from biography. Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history... Read more about Frederick Douglass on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Frederick Douglass on YouTube.

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