Posts Tagged ‘Frederick Douglass’

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 23, 2017

Carl Sagan, on reading

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 28

December 28, 2016

Carl Sagan, on reading

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”

Quote of the day, March 20

March 20, 2016

Frederick Douglass, from “Oratory in Memory of Abraham Lincoln,” given at the Freedmen’s Monument, Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C. (1876)

“The sentiment that brings us here today is one of the noblest that can stir and thrill the human heart. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 29

February 29, 2016

Frederick Douglass, on his education

“I have often been asked where I got my education. I have answered, from Massachusetts Abolition University: Mr. [William Lloyd] Garrison, president.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 18

October 19, 2015

Frederick Douglass

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 28

November 28, 2013

Frederick Douglass, on knowledge 

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 28, 2013

Frederick Douglass, on the Civil War (1863)

“If this war, with its terrible experience of blood and death, has any lesson for the American people, it is to show them the vanity and utter worthlessness of all attempts to secure permanent peace and prosperity while disregarding and trampling upon self-evident rights and claims of human nature.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 1

September 1, 2013

Frederick Douglass, on slavery (1860)

“It will be a great work accomplished when this Government is divorced from the active support of the inhuman slave system. To pluck executive patronage out of the hands of the pliant tools of the whip and the chain; to turn the tide of the National Administration against the man-stealers of this country and in favor of even a partial application of the principles of justice, is a glorious achievement, and we hope for its success.”

Quote of the day, March 8

March 8, 2013

Frederick Douglass, on equality

“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.”

Quote of the day, March 20

March 20, 2012

Frederick Douglass, on civil liberties

“Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. (more…)