Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Quote by Frederick Douglass
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend...
A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color...
I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery...
Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage...
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact...
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly...
One and God make a majority.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to...
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule...
In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky-her grand old...
I envy people who drink -- at least they know what to blame everything on.
If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in...
I only drink to make other people seem interesting.