"Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Frederick Douglass on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Frederick Douglass on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Frederick Douglass on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Frederick Douglass on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Frederick Douglass on Maya Angelou
"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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