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FREDERICK DOUGLASS
American lecturer and author
(1817 - 1895)

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
      - [Insult]

A government, founded on impartial liberty, where all have a voice and a vote, irrespective of color or of sex--what is there to hinder such a government from standing firm.
      - [Government]

As those who believe in the visibility of ghosts can easily see them, so it is always easy to see repulsive qualities in those we despise and hate.
      - [Prejudice]

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.
      - [Injustice]

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.
      - [Truth]

In a composite Nation like ours, made up of almost every variety of the human family, there should be, as before the Law, no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no black, no white, but one country, one citizenship equal rights and a common destiny for all.
  A government that cannot or does not protect the humblest citizen in his right to life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, should be reformed or overthrown, without delay.
      - [Equality]

It is the mission of the printer to diffuse light and knowledge by a judicious intermingling of black with white.
      - [Printing]

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.
      - [Slavery]

One and God make a majority.
      - [Majority]

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.
      - [Slavery]

The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
      - [Nation]

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
      - [Tyrants]

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
      - [Slavery]

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
      - [Adversity]


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