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Favorite Frederick Douglass Quotes

When you combine Martin Luther King, and Richard Pryor, you get Frederick Douglass.

  1. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
  2. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
  3. I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
  4. Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
  5. To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
  6. People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
  7. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
  8. 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.
  9. Power concedes nothing without a demand.
  10. The destiny of the colored American … is the destiny of America.
  11. You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
  12. Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude.
  13. Our destiny is largely in our hands.
  14. At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
  15. Experience is a keen teacher;

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