"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Frederick Douglass on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Frederick Douglass on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Frederick Douglass on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Frederick Douglass on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Frederick Douglass on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"One and God make a majority."