Frederick Douglass

1817? - 1895

A Quote by Frederick Douglass on future and hope

Be not discouraged. There is a future for you. . . . The resistance encountered now predicates hope. . . . Only as we rise . . . do we encounter opposition.

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on progress and struggle

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on truth

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

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on slavery

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You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on injustice, justice, and people

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 (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on ridicule

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 (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on endurance and limits

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

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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