Marcus Garvey: Quotes For The Race

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

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

Marcus Garvey
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If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Marcus Garvey
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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
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Having had the wrong kind of education, the Negro has become his own greatest enemy.

Marcus Garvey
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Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.

Marcus Garvey
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I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.

Marcus Garvey

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You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.

Marcus Garvey
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Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.

Marcus Garvey
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 If the white man has the idea of a white God, let him worship his God as he desires. If the yellow man’s God is of his race let him worship his God as he sees fit. We, as Negroes, have found a new ideal. Whilst our God has no color, yet it is human to see everything through one’s own spectacles, and since the white people have seen their God through white spectacles, we have only now started out (late though it be) to see our God through our own spectacles.The God of Isaac and the God of Jacob let Him exist for the race that believes in the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. We Negroes believe in the God of Ethiopia…

Marcus Garvey
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Marcus Garvey August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940
Jamaican Leader, Activist and Educator
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