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Top quotes by Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass's top quotes. 'When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.' 'The soul that is within me no man can degrade.'


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


The soul that is within me no man can degrade.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


Without a struggle, there can be no progress.


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



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