“The thought of only being a creature of the present and the past, troubled me, and I longed to have…”

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“The thought of only being a creature of the present and the past, troubled me, and I longed to have a future — a future with hope in it. To be shut up entirely to the past and present, is abhorrent to the human mind; it is to the soul — whose life and happiness is unceasing progress — what the prison is to the body; a blight and mildew, a hell of horrors.”

Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom

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