Frederick Douglass about freedom (“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”, 1845) - I have observed this in my experience of slavery,—that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
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I have observed this in my experience of slavery,—that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
 Frederick DouglassNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). copy citation

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