"At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Frederick Douglass on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Frederick Douglass on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Frederick Douglass on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Frederick Douglass on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Frederick Douglass on C. S. Lewis
"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."