A Quote by Frederick Douglas on power, freedom, struggle, and progress

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation...want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.... Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Frederick Douglas (1817? - 1895)

Source: Speech, The Significance of Emancipation in the West Indies

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