Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass, [Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era

Frederick Douglass Quote

“What is possible for me is possible for you.”

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
~ Frederick Douglass

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

If no slave ever tried to escape, slavery would remain the most profitable industry in the world.

John-Douglas, Nassau

Virtually all of us are slaves, slaves to the international bankers and industrialists - and the irony of it is that we actually pay for our chains (via taxes)! As some person once said, "What fools we mortals be!"

arzoo, gadag

i think its just the fact

Mike, Norwalk

He escaped, I am not so much escaping as I am becoming free. It takes knowledge, virtue and a courage of extraordinary valor to be a selfless sovereign. “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” (Samuel Adams)

jim k, Austin, Tx

I'm with John Douglas on this one.


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