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Frederick Douglass
(1817-1895) born on
Feb 14
US lecturer, author. He escaped slavery in 1838, became active in the anti-slavery cause and edited anti-slavery journal.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.

Truth is proper and beautiful in all times and in all places.
We had talked long enough; we were now ready to move; if not now, we never should be; and if we did not intend to move now, we had as well fold our arms, sit down, and acknowledge ourselves fit only to be slaves.
[W]henever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
Power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and never will. Show me the exact amount of wrong and injustices that are visited upon a person and I will show you the exact amount of words endured by these people.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: "Narrative of the LIfe of Frederick Douglass," 1845.
N: "Narrative of the LIfe of Frederick Douglass," 1845.

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