Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator and writer

Lived from: 1818-1895

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Frederick Douglass

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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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    I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
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    If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
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    It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
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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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    One and God make a majority.
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    The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.


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    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.
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