Here is an quote I found from American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass. His statue was one of the ones that was torn down. Brainy Quote has numerous words of wisdom from him. Here is the link to more information about him at frederickdouglass.org.
I love his 3 keys to success that are listed on his website:
Believe in yourself.
Take advantage of every opportunity.
Use the power of spoken and written language to effect positive change for yourself and society.Frederick Douglass frederickdouglass.org
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