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Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The man who will get up will be The man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: At this moment, I saw more clearly than At this moment, I saw more clearly than ever the brutalizing effects of slavery upon the slave and slaveholder. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The opposite of compromise is character. The opposite of compromise is character. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave. Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: A man who will enslave his own blood, A man who will enslave his own blood, may not be safely relied on for magnamity. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The simplest truths often meet the sternest resistance The simplest truths often meet the sternest resistance and are slowest in getting general acceptance. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I prefer to be true to myself, even 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. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I would unite with anybody to do right I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Beware of a Yankee when he is feeding, Beware of a Yankee when he is feeding, — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: It is not light that we need, but 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. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: We are free to say that in respect We are free to say that in respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for men. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest. Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The thing worse than rebellion is the thing The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Abolition of slavery had been the deepest desire Abolition of slavery had been the deepest desire and the great labor of my life — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Every one of us should be ashamed to Every one of us should be ashamed to be free while his brother is a slave. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I was in the midst of an ocean I was in the midst of an ocean of my fellow-men, and yet a perfect stranger to every one. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: In life you don't get everything you pay In life you don't get everything you pay for, but you must pay for everything you get. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Liberty for all; chains for none. Liberty for all; chains for none. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The soul that is within me no man The soul that is within me no man can degrade. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Opportunity is important but exertion is indispensable. Opportunity is important but exertion is indispensable. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: It was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to It was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to teach a slave to read. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: It's a poor rule that won't work both It's a poor rule that won't work both ways. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I have found that, to make a contented I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Let us render the tyrant no aid. Let us render the tyrant no aid. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I recognize the Republican party as the sheet I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I could, as a free man, look across I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: We have to do with the past only We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I do not think much of the good I do not think much of the good luck theory of self-made men. It is worth but little attention and has no practical value. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The life of a nation is secure only The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I will unite with anyone to do good, I will unite with anyone to do good, but with no one to do harm. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I will give Mr. Freeland the credit of I will give Mr. Freeland the credit of being the best master I ever had, till I became my own master. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The destiny of the colored American ... is The destiny of the colored American ... is the destiny of America. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: America is false to the past, false to America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: We were both victims to the same overshadowing We were both victims to the same overshadowing evil - she, as mistress, I, as slave. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: it was worth half-cent to kill a "nigger", it was worth half-cent to kill a "nigger", and a half-cent to bury one. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Harold Holzer: The author said Frederick Douglass described himself as The author said Frederick Douglass described himself as a "graduate" of slavery with the marks of his diploma on his back. — Harold Holzer
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I had as well be killed running as I had as well be killed running as die standing — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The man who is right is a majority. The man who is right is a majority. He who has God and conscience on his side, has a majority against the universe. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Experience is a keen teacher; Experience is a keen teacher; — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The mind does not take its complexion from The mind does not take its complexion from the skin ... — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: The law on the side of freedom is The law on the side of freedom is of great advantage only when there is power to make that law respected. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Be not discouraged. There is a future for Be not discouraged. There is a future for you ... The resistance encountered now predicates hope ... — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I ask you ... to adopt the principles I ask you ... to adopt the principles proclaimed by yourselves, by your revolutionary fathers, and by the old bell in Independence Hall ... — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I glory in conflict that I may hereafter I glory in conflict that I may hereafter exult in victory. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: For my part, I should prefer death to For my part, I should prefer death to hopeless bondage. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Juan Williams: Frederick Douglass had to teach himself how to Frederick Douglass had to teach himself how to read before standing up to defeat slavery. — Juan Williams
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: A gentleman will not insult me, and no A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: You have to take power. No one gives You have to take power. No one gives it. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I hear the mournful wail of millions! I hear the mournful wail of millions! — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Right is of no sex, Truth is of Right is of no sex, Truth is of no color, God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Oppression makes a wise man mad. Oppression makes a wise man mad. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: There is not a man beneath the canopy There is not a man beneath the canopy of heaven, that does not know that slavery is wrong for him. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Without Struggle There Is No Success Without Struggle There Is No Success — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Al Sharpton: In every era going back to Lincoln with In every era going back to Lincoln with Frederick Douglass, presidents talk to those that were leading at that time. — Al Sharpton
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: We are Americans, speaking the same language, adopting We are Americans, speaking the same language, adopting the same customs, holding the same general opinions ... and shall rise and fall with Americans. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Most successful one was that of tarring his Most successful one was that of tarring his fence all around; after which, if a slave was caught — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Once you learn to read, you will be Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: You are not judged by the height you You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Let us render the tyrant no aid; let Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Man's greatness consists in his ability to do Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Without any appeal to books, to laws, or Without any appeal to books, to laws, or to authorities of any kind, it was enough to accept God as a father, to regard slavery as a crime. I — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I have no accurate knowledge of my age, I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: What I ask for the Negro is not What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Heaven's blessing must attend all, and freedom must Heaven's blessing must attend all, and freedom must soon be given to the pining millions under a ruthless bondage. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Once you learn to read, you will forever Once you learn to read, you will forever be free. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: In all the relations of life and death, In all the relations of life and death, we are met by the color line. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Truth is proper and beautiful in all times Truth is proper and beautiful in all times and in all places. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: I escaped from slavery and became a leading I escaped from slavery and became a leading abolitionist and speaker. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Poverty, ignorance and degradation are the combined evils, Poverty, ignorance and degradation are the combined evils, these constitute the social disease of the free colored people of the US. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Without a struggle, there can be no progress. Without a struggle, there can be no progress. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: He who is whipped oftenest, is whipped easiest. He who is whipped oftenest, is whipped easiest. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: You have seen how a man was made You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: My hopes were never brighter than now. My hopes were never brighter than now. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Quotes By Frederick Douglass: Intelligence is a great leveler here as elsewhere Intelligence is a great leveler here as elsewhere — Frederick Douglass