"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Frederick Douglass on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Frederick Douglass on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Frederick Douglass on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Frederick Douglass on Mahatma Gandhi
"I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others."Frederick Douglass on Mahatma Gandhi
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
"I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."
"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground."
"America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future."
"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."
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