Frederick Douglass


Nationality: American Born: February 14, 1818 Died: February 20, 1895

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
Experience demonstrates that there may be a wages of slavery only a little less galling and crushing in its effects than chattel slavery, and that this slavery of wages must go down with the other.
That which is inhuman cannot be divine.
There is not a man beneath the canopy of Heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.
Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, 'What shall we do with the Negro?' I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
What to the Slave is the 4th of July.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.