"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Frederick Douglass on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Frederick Douglass on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Frederick Douglass on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Frederick Douglass on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Frederick Douglass on William Shakespeare
"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."
"One and God make a majority."