"I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Frederick Douglass on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Frederick Douglass on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Frederick Douglass on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Frederick Douglass on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Frederick Douglass on Albert Camus
"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."