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Frederick Douglass

"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
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"I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs." Frederick Douglass
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American Author    Prayer   

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"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." Frederick Douglass
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American Author    Power   

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"I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety" Frederick Douglass
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"Slaves were expected to sing as well as to work. A silent slave was not liked, either by masters or overseers." Frederick Douglass
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"The chance is now given you to end in a day the bondage of centuries, and to rise in one bound from social degradation to the place of common equality with all other varieties of men" Frederick Douglass
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Bondage    Centuries    Degradation    Equality   

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"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." Frederick Douglass
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"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
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American Author    Injustice   

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"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake." Frederick Douglass
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American Author    Fire   

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"A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him" Frederick Douglass
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Character   

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"A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people." Frederick Douglass
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American Author    Learning   

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"A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me" Frederick Douglass
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Gentleman   

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"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
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"The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery" Frederick Douglass
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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Frederick Douglass
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American Author    Progress   

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"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future." Frederick Douglass
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"Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work" Frederick Douglass
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Slaves   

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"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglass
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"When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind." Frederick Douglass
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"What to the Slave is the 4th of July." Frederick Douglass
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"I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave." Frederick Douglass
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