Frederick Douglass (Social Activist)

#212728 Frederick Douglass

Your wickedness and cruelty committed in this respect on your fellow creatures, are greater than all the stripes you have laid upon my back or theirs. It is an outrage upon the soul, a war upon the immortal spirit, and one for which you must give account at the bar of our common Father and Creator.Letter to His Old Master. To my Old Master Thomas Auld. .

Frederick Douglass - Your wickedness and cruelty committed in this respect on your fellow creatures, are greater than all the stripes you have laid upon my back or theirs. It is an outrage upon the soul, a war upon the immortal spirit, and one for which you must give account at the bar of our common Father and Creator.Letter to His Old Master. To my Old Master Thomas Auld. views: 8 Frederick Douglass war quotes
#212778 Frederick Douglass

I utterly deny, that we are originally, or naturally, or practically, or in any way, or in any important sense, inferior to anybody on this globe. This charge of inferiority is an old dodge. It has been made available for oppression on many occasions. It is only about six centuries since the blue-eyed and fair-haired Anglo Saxons were considered inferior by the haughty Normans, who once trampled upon them. If you read the history of the Norman Conquest, you will find that this proud Anglo-Saxon was once looked upon as of coarser clay than his Norman master, and might be found in the highways and byways of Old England laboring with a brass collar on his neck, and the name of his master marked upon it were down then! You are up now. I am glad you are up, and I want you to be glad to help us up also. .

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#115661 Frederick Douglass

The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion. .

Frederick Douglass - The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion. views: 5 Frederick Douglass
#115665 Frederick Douglass

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. .

Frederick Douglass - I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. views: 5 Frederick Douglass pray quotes
#212745 Frederick Douglass

Whilst I was saddened by the thought of losing the aid of my kind mistress, I was gladdened by the invaluable instruction which, by the merest accident, I had gained from my master. 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. The very decided manner with which he spoke, and strove to impress his wife with the evil consequences of giving me instruction, served to convince me that he was deeply sensible of the truths he was uttering. It gave me the best assurance that that I might rely with the utmost confidence on the results which, he said, would flow from teaching me to read.Ch. 6 .

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#212769 Frederick Douglass

Bear in mind, also, and the fact is an important one, that the framers of the Constitution sat with doors closed, and that this was done purposely, that nothing but the result of their labours should be seen, and that that result should be judged of by the people free from any of the bias shown in the debates. It should also be borne in mind, and the fact is still more important, that the debates in the convention that framed the Constitution, and by means of which a pro-slavery interpretation is now attempted to be forced upon that instrument, were not published till more than a quarter of a century after the presentation and the adoption of the Constitution. .

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#212805 Frederick Douglass

I have said that the Chinese will come, and have given some reasons why we may expect them in very large numbers in no very distant future. Do you ask if I would favor such immigrations? I answer, I would. Would you admit them as witnesses in our courts of law? I would. Would you have them naturalized, and have them invested with all the rights of American citizenship? I would. Would you allow them to vote? I would. Would you allow them to hold office? I would. .

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#115673 Frederick Douglass

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. .

Frederick Douglass - Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. views: 4 Frederick Douglass freedom quotes
#212741 Frederick Douglass

There is something about Hayti which we have to deplore, and so there is about the United States. Let us go back 100 years and look at Hayti, and we find it surrounded by slavery and the whole Caribbean Sea reddened by the curse.Speech in Baltimore 7 September. .

Frederick Douglass - There is something about Hayti which we have to deplore, and so there is about the United States. Let us go back 100 years and look at Hayti, and we find it surrounded by slavery and the whole Caribbean Sea reddened by the curse.Speech in Baltimore 7 September. views: 4 Frederick Douglass slavery quotes
#115675 Frederick Douglass

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. .

Frederick Douglass - The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. views: 3 Frederick Douglass life quotes
#212731 Frederick Douglass

It is not true that the Republican party has not endeavored to protect the negro in his right to vote. The whole moral power of the party has been, from first to last, on the side of justice to the negro; and it has only been baffled, in its efforts to protect the negro in his vote, by the Democratic party.Speech. .

Frederick Douglass - It is not true that the Republican party has not endeavored to protect the negro in his right to vote. The whole moral power of the party has been, from first to last, on the side of justice to the negro; and it has only been baffled, in its efforts to protect the negro in his vote, by the Democratic party.Speech. views: 3 Frederick Douglass art quotes
#212751 Frederick Douglass

Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother.Ch. 11 .

Frederick Douglass - Let us render the tyrant no aid; let us not hold the light by which he can trace the footprints of our flying brother.Ch. 11 views: 3 Frederick Douglass light quotes
#212794 Frederick Douglass

In regard to creeds and faiths, the condition is no better, and no worse. Differences both as to race and to religion are evidently more likely to increase than to diminish. We stand between the populous shores of two great oceans. Our land is capable of supporting one-fifth of all the globe. Here, labor is abundant and better renumerated than any where else. All moral, social and geographical causes conspire to bring to us the peoples of all other over populated countries. .

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#115666 Frederick Douglass

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. .

Frederick Douglass - People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. views: 2 Frederick Douglass work quotes
#115670 Frederick Douglass

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

Frederick Douglass - The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. views: 2 Frederick Douglass endurance quotes
#115672 Frederick Douglass

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. .

Frederick Douglass - A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. views: 2 Frederick Douglass man quotes
#212747 Frederick Douglass

I was broken in body, soul and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!Ch. 10 .

Frederick Douglass - I was broken in body, soul and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!Ch. 10 views: 2 Frederick Douglass art quotes
#212764 Frederick Douglass

I say nothing of father, for he is shrouded in a mystery I have never been able to penetrate. Slavery does away with fathers, as it does away with families. Slavery has no use for either fathers or families, and its laws do not recognize their existence in the social arrangements of the plantation.Chapter 3: Parentage. .

Frederick Douglass - I say nothing of father, for he is shrouded in a mystery I have never been able to penetrate. Slavery does away with fathers, as it does away with families. Slavery has no use for either fathers or families, and its laws do not recognize their existence in the social arrangements of the plantation.Chapter 3: Parentage. views: 2 Frederick Douglass men quotes
#212775 Frederick Douglass

I hold that women, as well as men, have the right to vote, and my heart and my voice go with the movement to extend suffrage to woman. .

Frederick Douglass - I hold that women, as well as men, have the right to vote, and my heart and my voice go with the movement to extend suffrage to woman. views: 2 Frederick Douglass women quotes
#212776 Frederick Douglass

This war, let it be long or let it be short, let it cost much or let it cost little shall not cease until every freedman at the South has the right to vote. .

Frederick Douglass - This war, let it be long or let it be short, let it cost much or let it cost little shall not cease until every freedman at the South has the right to vote. views: 2 Frederick Douglass war quotes

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