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Maxioms by Frederick Douglass

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Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will read more

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

by Frederick Douglass Found in: Oppression Quotes,
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I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted

I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted

by Frederick Douglass Found in: Slavery Quotes,
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The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery

by Frederick Douglass Found in: Misery Quotes,
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A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.

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Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and read more

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.

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