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Marcus Garvey Quote: “If you haven't confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. ”

If you haven't confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

— Marcus Garvey



Marcus Garvey Quote: “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself.”

Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.”

We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.”

We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.”

The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Let us not try to be the best or worst of others, but let us make the effort to be the best of ourselves.”

Let us not try to be the best or worst of others, but let us make the effort to be the best of ourselves.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Do not remove the kinks from your hair – remove them from your brain.”

Do not remove the kinks from your hair – remove them from your brain.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.”

Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.

— Marcus Garvey



Marcus Garvey Quote: “The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.”

The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Be Black, buy Black, think Black, and all else will take care of itself.”

Be Black, buy Black, think Black, and all else will take care of itself.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned for the day of deliverance is at hand!”

Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned for the day of deliverance is at hand!

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.”

Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden...”

Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden...

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Lift up yourselves, men, take yourselves out of the mire and hitch your hopes to the very stars themselves. Let no man pull you down, let no man destroy your ambition, because man is but your companion, your equal; man is your brother; he is not your Lord, he is not your sovereign master.”

Lift up yourselves, men, take yourselves out of the mire and hitch your hopes to the very stars themselves. Let no man pull you down, let no man destroy your ambition, because man is but your companion, your equal; man is your brother; he is not your Lord, he is not your sovereign master.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.”

What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.”

Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Fascism is the cult of organised murder, invented by the arch-enemies of society. It tends to destroy civilization and revert man to his most barbarous state. Mussolini and Hitler might well be called the devils of an age, for they are playing hell with civilization.”

Fascism is the cult of organised murder, invented by the arch-enemies of society. It tends to destroy civilization and revert man to his most barbarous state. Mussolini and Hitler might well be called the devils of an age, for they are playing hell with civilization.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “With confidence, you have won before you have started.”

With confidence, you have won before you have started.

— Marcus Garvey



Marcus Garvey Quote: “I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.”

I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will.”

When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The thing to do is to get organized; keep separated and you will be exploited, you will be robbed, you will be killed. Get organized and you will compel the world to respect you.”

The thing to do is to get organized; keep separated and you will be exploited, you will be robbed, you will be killed. Get organized and you will compel the world to respect you.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.”

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “I like honesty and fair play.”

I like honesty and fair play.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.”

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.”

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “LIFE is that existence that is given to man to live for a purpose, to live to his own satisfaction and pleasure, providing he forgets not the God who created him and who expects a spiritual obedience and observation of the moral laws that He has inspired.”

LIFE is that existence that is given to man to live for a purpose, to live to his own satisfaction and pleasure, providing he forgets not the God who created him and who expects a spiritual obedience and observation of the moral laws that He has inspired.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Black men, you were once great; you shall be great again. Lose not courage or faith, go forward.”

Black men, you were once great; you shall be great again. Lose not courage or faith, go forward.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.”

Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.”

If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair.”

Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “No two persons think alike, even if they outwardly profess the same faith, so we have as many religions in Christianity as we have believers.”

No two persons think alike, even if they outwardly profess the same faith, so we have as many religions in Christianity as we have believers.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.”

Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.”

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man.”

To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “You must not mistake lip-service and noise for bravery and service.”

You must not mistake lip-service and noise for bravery and service.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples, just so long we will have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility.”

There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples, just so long we will have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Be as proud of your race today as our as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.”

Be as proud of your race today as our as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward.”

Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Black men of Carthage, Ethiopia, of Timbuktu and Alexandria gave the likes of civilization to this world.”

Black men of Carthage, Ethiopia, of Timbuktu and Alexandria gave the likes of civilization to this world.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned.”

Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Great principles, great ideals know no nationality.”

Great principles, great ideals know no nationality.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The greatest possesion of man is character.”

The greatest possesion of man is character.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Present day statesmen are making the biggest blunder of the age if they believe that there can be any peace without equity and justice to all mankind.”

Present day statesmen are making the biggest blunder of the age if they believe that there can be any peace without equity and justice to all mankind.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The value of knowledge is to use it. It is not humanly possible that a person can retain all knowledge of the world, but if a person knows how to search for all the knowledge of the world, he will find it when he wants it.”

The value of knowledge is to use it. It is not humanly possible that a person can retain all knowledge of the world, but if a person knows how to search for all the knowledge of the world, he will find it when he wants it.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The whole world is run on bluff.”

The whole world is run on bluff.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Death is the end of all life in the individual or the thing; if physical, the crumbling of the body into dust from whence it came. He who lives not uprightly, dies completely in the crumbling of the physical body, but he who lives well, transforms himself from that which is mortal, to immortal.”

Death is the end of all life in the individual or the thing; if physical, the crumbling of the body into dust from whence it came. He who lives not uprightly, dies completely in the crumbling of the physical body, but he who lives well, transforms himself from that which is mortal, to immortal.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”

The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.

— Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey Quote: “Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life.”

Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life.

— Marcus Garvey

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