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Frederick Douglass Quote: “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.”

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.

— Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass Quote: “In life you don’t get everything you pay for, but you must pay for everything you get.”

In life you don’t get everything you pay for, but you must pay for everything you get.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Neither we, nor any other people, will ever be respected till we respect ourselves and we will never respect ourselves till we have the means to live respectfully.”

Neither we, nor any other people, will ever be respected till we respect ourselves and we will never respect ourselves till we have the means to live respectfully.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “A man without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him.”

A man without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.”

A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The sunlight that has brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.”

The sunlight that has brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Oppression makes a wise man mad.”

Oppression makes a wise man mad.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.”

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

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man’s political hopes and the ark of his safety.”

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 Quote: “It is better to be part of a great whole than to be the whole of a small part.”

It is better to be part of a great whole than to be the whole of a small part.

— Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass Quote: “Opportunity is important but exertion is indispensable.”

Opportunity is important but exertion is indispensable.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Civil war was not a mere strife for territory and dominion, but a contest of civilization against barbarism.”

Civil war was not a mere strife for territory and dominion, but a contest of civilization against barbarism.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The Constitution of the United States knows no distinction between citizens on account of color. Neither does it know any difference between a citizen of a state and a citizen of the United States.”

The Constitution of the United States knows no distinction between citizens on account of color. Neither does it know any difference between a citizen of a state and a citizen of the United States.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “It was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to teach a slave to read.”

It was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to teach a slave to read.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out.”

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 Quote: “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.”

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.

— Frederick Douglass


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

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

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “For of all slaveholders with whom I have ever met, religious slaveholders are the worst. I have ever found them the meanest and basest, the most cruel and cowardly, of all others.”

For of all slaveholders with whom I have ever met, religious slaveholders are the worst. I have ever found them the meanest and basest, the most cruel and cowardly, of all others.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.”

Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down.”

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 Quote: “Intelligence is a great leveler here as elsewhere.”

Intelligence is a great leveler here as elsewhere.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.”

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 Quote: “A great man, tender of heart, strong of nerve, boundless patience and broadest sympathy, with no motive apart from his country.”

A great man, tender of heart, strong of nerve, boundless patience and broadest sympathy, with no motive apart from his country.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves.”

Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “We succeed, not alone by the laborious exertions of our faculties, be they small or great, but by the regular, thoughtful and systematic exercise of them.”

We succeed, not alone by the laborious exertions of our faculties, be they small or great, but by the regular, thoughtful and systematic exercise of them.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “In all the relations of life and death, we are met by the color line.”

In all the relations of life and death, we are met by the color line.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “He who would be free must strike the first blow.”

He who would be free must strike the first blow.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.”

Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I glory in conflict that I may hereafter exult in victory.”

I glory in conflict that I may hereafter exult in victory.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “We are free to say that in respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for men.”

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 Quote: “Slaves were expected to sing as well as to work. A silent slave was not liked, either by masters or overseers.”

Slaves were expected to sing as well as to work. A silent slave was not liked, either by masters or overseers.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness. Freedom now appeared, to disappear no more forever. It was heard in every sound, and seen in every thing.”

The silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness. Freedom now appeared, to disappear no more forever. It was heard in every sound, and seen in every thing.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest.”

Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Praying for freedom never did me any good til I started praying with my feet.”

Praying for freedom never did me any good til I started praying with my feet.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Instead of the bright, blue sky of America, I am covered with the soft, grey fog of the Emerald Isle. I breathe, and lo! the chattel becomes a man.”

Instead of the bright, blue sky of America, I am covered with the soft, grey fog of the Emerald Isle. I breathe, and lo! the chattel becomes a man.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Men and women, old and young, married and single, were ranked with horses, sheep, and swine.”

Men and women, old and young, married and single, were ranked with horses, sheep, and swine.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.”

I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Truth is proper and beautiful in all times and in all places.”

Truth is proper and beautiful in all times and in all places.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “To make a contented slave it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken the moral and mental vision and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason.”

To make a contented slave it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken the moral and mental vision and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Shields Green was not one to shrink from hardships or dangers. He was a man of few words, and his speech was singularly broken; but his courage and self-respect made him quite a dignified character.”

Shields Green was not one to shrink from hardships or dangers. He was a man of few words, and his speech was singularly broken; but his courage and self-respect made him quite a dignified character.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I love the religion of Christianity – which cometh from above – which is a pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of good fruits, and without hypocrisy.”

I love the religion of Christianity – which cometh from above – which is a pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of good fruits, and without hypocrisy.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “As those who believe in the visibility of ghosts can easily see them, so it is always easy to see repulsive qualities in those we despise and hate.”

As those who believe in the visibility of ghosts can easily see them, so it is always easy to see repulsive qualities in those we despise and hate.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Beat and cuff your slave, keep him hungry and spiritless, and he will follow the chain of his master like a dog. Feed and clothe him well, work him moderately, surround him with physical comfort and dreams of freedom intrude.”

Beat and cuff your slave, keep him hungry and spiritless, and he will follow the chain of his master like a dog. Feed and clothe him well, work him moderately, surround him with physical comfort and dreams of freedom intrude.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice.”

What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest.”

Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “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.”

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 Quote: “A man who will enslave his own blood, may not be safely relied on for magnamity.”

A man who will enslave his own blood, may not be safely relied on for magnamity.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.”

I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “American labor rights activist, on activities of the National Farm Workers Association Human law may know no distinction among men in respect of rights, but human practice may.”

American labor rights activist, on activities of the National Farm Workers Association Human law may know no distinction among men in respect of rights, but human practice may.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The ballot is the only safety.”

The ballot is the only safety.

— Frederick Douglass

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