Today, Frederick Douglass is the featured historical figure for Google. Some of the quotations are fantastic. Here are my favorites of the ones posted.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
One and God make a majority.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
Those who are brave enough to put their lives on the line for true freedom are the historical figures we most respect. Those who create oppressive circumstances, even in the name of progress and social change for the benefit of man, turn into history's foes.
We cannot allow our government to limit the people's ability to protest, for then we will truly have lost our founding fundamentals.