Marcus Garvey Quotes


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

Marcus Garvey

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

Marcus Garvey

"In a world of wolves one should go armed, and one of the most powerful defensive weapons within the reach of Negroes is the practice of race first in all parts of the world."

Marcus Garvey

"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

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

Marcus Garvey

"Do not remove the kinks from your hair--remove them from your brain."

Marcus Garvey

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started."

Marcus Garvey

"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

"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

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.

Dwight L. Moody

"If you get up everyday and you don't learn you are a fool"

Marcus Garvey

"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

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

Marcus Garvey

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started."

Marcus Garvey

"A man's bread and butter is only insured when he works for it."

Marcus Garvey

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

Marcus Garvey

"I read "Up From Slavery" and then my dream - if I may so call it - of being a race leader dawned."

Marcus Garvey

"Unite all people of African ancestry of the world to one great body to establish a country and absolute government of their own."

Marcus Garvey

"Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair."

Marcus Garvey

"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

"The whole world is run on bluff."

Marcus Garvey

"There is no humanity before that which starts with yourself."

Marcus Garvey

"The power that holds Africa is human, and it is recognized that whatsoever man has done, man can do."

Marcus Garvey

"The history of a movement, the history of a nation, the history of a race is the guide-post of that movement's destiny, that nation's destiny, that race's destiny."

Marcus Garvey

"Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward."

Marcus Garvey

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

Marcus Garvey

"Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people."

Marcus Garvey

"There is nothing in the world common to man, that man cannot do."

Marcus Garvey

"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

"The only protection against INJUSTICE in man is POWER? Physical, financial and scientific."

Marcus Garvey

"Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward."

Marcus Garvey

"History is the land-mark by which we are directed into the true course of life."

Marcus Garvey

"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity."

Marcus Garvey

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

Marcus Garvey

"Great principles, great ideals know no nationality."

Marcus Garvey

"Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself, and let history record that as we toiled laboriously and courageously, we worked to live gloriously."

Marcus Garvey

"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity."

Marcus Garvey

"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

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

Marcus Garvey

"It is by education that we become prepared for our duties and responsibilities in life. If one is badly educated he must naturally fail in the proper assumption and practice of his duties and responsibilities."

Marcus Garvey

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

Marcus Garvey

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

Marcus Garvey

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