Facts about Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was a famous Author from USA, who lived between February 14, 1817 and February 20, 1895.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Frederick, under the main topics: Change, Religion.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles F. Kettering, Charles Eastman, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Elbert Hubbard, Robert Frost, George Matthew Adams, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, John Barrymore, George S. Patton, Casey Stengel, Frank Lloyd Wright, Helen Keller, Thomas Huxley, Pablo Picasso, William James, George Santayana, Aldous Huxley, Friedrich Nietzsche

Famous quotes by Frederick Douglass (32)


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"Without a struggle, there can be no progress"
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"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future"
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"One and God make a majority"
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"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"
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"Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done"
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"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"
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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men"
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"I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety"
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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"
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"I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted"
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"I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave"
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"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"
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"Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out"
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"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"
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"At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed"
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"America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future"
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"A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him"
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"A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people"
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"A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me"
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"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"
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"To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker"
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"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground"
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"The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery"
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"The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion"
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"The soul that is within me no man can degrade"
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"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose"
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"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"
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"Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work"
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"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will"
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"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get"
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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress"
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"I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs"


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