Frederick Douglass – Quotes of Life and Struggle

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

– Frederick Douglass

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If there is no struggle , there is no progress.

-Frederick Douglass

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

– Frederick Douglass

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

– Frederick Douglass

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The soul that is within me no man can degrade.

– Frederick Douglass

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

-Frederick Douglass

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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.

– Frederick Douglass

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

-Frederick Douglass

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

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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.

– Frederick Douglass

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

– Frederick Douglass

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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.

-Frederick Douglass

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