Frederick Douglass Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Frederick Douglass quotes and Frederick Douglass sayings, and Frederick Douglass proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave."

Frederick Douglass

"The soul that is within me no man can degrade."

Frederick Douglass

"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."

Frederick Douglass

"I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted."

Frederick Douglass

"To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker."

Frederick Douglass

"In all the relations of life and death, we are met by the color line."

Frederick Douglass

"The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery."

Frederick Douglass

"It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Frederick Douglass

"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."

Frederick Douglass

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

Frederick Douglass

"?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.?"

Frederick Douglass

"If there is no Struggle, there is no progress."

Frederick Douglass

"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

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