Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quote O' The Day, Bastille Day, 2011

After the revolution in France, The Prussians invaded in the hope of restoring the monarchy. They were unsuccessful. With the defeated army at Valmy was the young German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He understood the significance of a revolutionary army's victory.

"From this place, and from this day forth begins a new era in the history of the world, and you can all say that you were present at its birth."