Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Frederick Douglass (c. 181795)
I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, chapter 47, p. 579 (1941).