Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to Frederick Douglass. --Antiquary 19:26, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
- 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.
- Once you learn to read you will be forever free.
- There is a class of people who seem to think that if a man should fall overboard into the sea with a Bible in his pocket it would hardly be possible to drown. I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- "There is a class of people who seem to believe that if a man should fall overboard into the sea with a Bible in his pocket it would hardly be possible to drown" can be found in Bill Bradfield's On Reading the Bible (2005), p. 33, where it appears to be taken from Douglass' North Star. "I prayed twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs"—note the missing word, "for"—can be found in Rufus K. Noyes' Views of Religion (1906), p. 65. These are the best I was able to find. --Hughh (talk) 21:29, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
- There was a right side and a wrong side in the late war, which no sentiment ought to cause us to forget, and while to-day we should have malice toward none, and charity toward all, it is no part of our duty to confound right with wrong.
- To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
Quote containing "deprecated" is in original pamphlet by Douglass as "depreciated."
Yes, I know there are thousands of pages that use the word "deprecated" but in the original pamphlet by Douglass he uses the word "depreciated."
See my study on this mistake here: 
See a facsimile reproduction of the actual pamphlet here:  See the quote source on page 22.