The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
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.
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass — quotes and aphorisms
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.