"The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Frederick Douglass on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Frederick Douglass on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Frederick Douglass on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Frederick Douglass on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."