Create Yours

Frederick Douglass Quotes
Page 3 of 4

153 wallpapers

Frederick Douglass Quote: “The simplest truths often meet the sternest resistance and are slowest in getting general acceptance.”

The simplest truths often meet the sternest resistance and are slowest in getting general acceptance.

— Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass Quote: “Poverty, ignorance and degradation are the combined evils, these constitute the social disease of the free colored people of the US.”

Poverty, ignorance and degradation are the combined evils, these constitute the social disease of the free colored people of the US.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers.”

The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains.”

Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “You have to take power. No one gives it.”

You have to take power. No one gives it.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the constitution is a Glorious Liberty Document!”

Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the constitution is a Glorious Liberty Document!

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “It is the mission of the printer to diffuse light and knowledge by a judicious intermingling of black with white.”

It is the mission of the printer to diffuse light and knowledge by a judicious intermingling of black with white.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “If I have advocated the cause of the Negro, it is not because I am a Negro, but because I am a man.”

If I have advocated the cause of the Negro, it is not because I am a Negro, but because I am a man.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity.”

Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.”

To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.

— Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass Quote: “The silver trump of freedom roused in my soul eternal wakefulness.”

The silver trump of freedom roused in my soul eternal wakefulness.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Did John Brown fail? John Brown began the war that ended American slavery and made this a free Republic.”

Did John Brown fail? John Brown began the war that ended American slavery and made this a free Republic.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class.”

I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.”

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

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The thought of only being a creature of the present and the past was troubling. I longed for a future too, with hope in it. The desire to be free, awakened my determination to act, to think, and to SPEAK.”

The thought of only being a creature of the present and the past was troubling. I longed for a future too, with hope in it. The desire to be free, awakened my determination to act, to think, and to SPEAK.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it.”

I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Our community belongs to us and whether it is mean or majestic, whether arrayed in glory or covered in shame, we cannot but share its character and destiny.”

Our community belongs to us and whether it is mean or majestic, whether arrayed in glory or covered in shame, we cannot but share its character and destiny.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.”

I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Allow us the dignity to fight for our own freedom.”

Allow us the dignity to fight for our own freedom.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum.”

Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum.

— Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass Quote: “A war undertaken and brazenly carried for the perpetual enslavement of the colored men, calls logically and loudly for the colored men to help suppress it.”

A war undertaken and brazenly carried for the perpetual enslavement of the colored men, calls logically and loudly for the colored men to help suppress it.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The relation between the white and colored people of this country is the great, paramount, imperative, and all-commanding question for this age and nation to solve.”

The relation between the white and colored people of this country is the great, paramount, imperative, and all-commanding question for this age and nation to solve.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Yet people in general will say they like colored men as well as any other, but in their proper place.”

Yet people in general will say they like colored men as well as any other, but in their proper place.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read.”

Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I hear the mournful wail of millions!”

I hear the mournful wail of millions!

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery.”

Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The man who is right is a majority. He who has God and conscience on his side, has a majority against the universe.”

The man who is right is a majority. He who has God and conscience on his side, has a majority against the universe.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Viewed from the genuine abolition ground, Mr. Lincoln seemed tardy, cold, dull, and indifferent; but measuring him by the sentiment of his country, a sentiment he was bound as a statesman to consult, he was swift, zealous, radical, and determined.”

Viewed from the genuine abolition ground, Mr. Lincoln seemed tardy, cold, dull, and indifferent; but measuring him by the sentiment of his country, a sentiment he was bound as a statesman to consult, he was swift, zealous, radical, and determined.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Abolition of slavery had been the deepest desire and the great labor of my life.”

Abolition of slavery had been the deepest desire and the great labor of my life.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The Federal Government was never, in its essence, anything but an anti-slavery government.”

The Federal Government was never, in its essence, anything but an anti-slavery government.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and never will. Show me the exact amount of wrong and injustices that are visited upon a person and I will show you the exact amount of words endured by these people.”

Power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and never will. Show me the exact amount of wrong and injustices that are visited upon a person and I will show you the exact amount of words endured by these people.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “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.”

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


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Mr. Lincoln was not only a great President, but a great man – too great to be small in anything. In his company I was never in any way reminded of my humble origin, or of my unpopular color.”

Mr. Lincoln was not only a great President, but a great man – too great to be small in anything. In his company I was never in any way reminded of my humble origin, or of my unpopular color.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Every one of us should be ashamed to be free while his brother is a slave.”

Every one of us should be ashamed to be free while his brother is a slave.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “This war, disguise it as they may, is virtually nothing more or less than perpetual slavery against universal freedoms.”

This war, disguise it as they may, is virtually nothing more or less than perpetual slavery against universal freedoms.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Let us render the tyrant no aid.”

Let us render the tyrant no aid.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Heaven’s blessing must attend all, and freedom must soon be given to the pining millions under a ruthless bondage.”

Heaven’s blessing must attend all, and freedom must soon be given to the pining millions under a ruthless bondage.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “A government, founded on impartial liberty, where all have a voice and a vote, irrespective of color or of sex – what is there to hinder such a government from standing firm.”

A government, founded on impartial liberty, where all have a voice and a vote, irrespective of color or of sex – what is there to hinder such a government from standing firm.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The law on the side of freedom is of great advantage only when there is power to make that law respected.”

The law on the side of freedom is of great advantage only when there is power to make that law respected.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “I escaped from slavery and became a leading abolitionist and speaker.”

I escaped from slavery and became a leading abolitionist and speaker.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “They who study mankind with a whip in their hands will always go wrong.”

They who study mankind with a whip in their hands will always go wrong.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Fortune may crowd a man’s life with fortunate circumstances and happy opportunities, but they will, as we all know, avail him nothing unless he makes a wise and vigorous use of them.”

Fortune may crowd a man’s life with fortunate circumstances and happy opportunities, but they will, as we all know, avail him nothing unless he makes a wise and vigorous use of them.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “There are at present many Coloured men in the Confederate Army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and labourers, but real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets.”

There are at present many Coloured men in the Confederate Army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and labourers, but real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened, and the more men you give an interest in the welfare and safety of the State, the greater is the security of the State.”

The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened, and the more men you give an interest in the welfare and safety of the State, the greater is the security of the State.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “From the first I saw no chance of bettering the condition of the freedman until he should cease to be merely a freedman and should become a citizen.”

From the first I saw no chance of bettering the condition of the freedman until he should cease to be merely a freedman and should become a citizen.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “No people to whom liberty is given can hold it as firmly and wear it as grandly as those who wrench their liberty from the iron hand of the tyrant.”

No people to whom liberty is given can hold it as firmly and wear it as grandly as those who wrench their liberty from the iron hand of the tyrant.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “It’s a poor rule that won’t work both ways.”

It’s a poor rule that won’t work both ways.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother.”

Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.”

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.

— Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass Quote: “A man, at times, gets something for nothing, but it will, in his hands, amount to nothing.”

A man, at times, gets something for nothing, but it will, in his hands, amount to nothing.

— Frederick Douglass

PREV 1 2 3 4 NEXT
Confucius Quotes
Aristotle Quotes
Change Quotes
Nelson Mandela Quotes
Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
George Orwell Quotes
Education Quotes
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
Voltaire Quotes
Viktor E. Frankl Quotes
Chuck Palahniuk Quotes
Struggle Quotes

Get Inspired. Get Motivated.

We're on a mission of turning inspiring quotes into beautiful wallpapers. Start your week with a motivational kick. Don't miss out on our next weekly batch.

Join 48,000+ other people and subscribe to Quotefancy Weekly Digest.

Subscribe