Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
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.
Having had the wrong kind of education, the Negro has become his own greatest enemy.
Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
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.
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.
Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
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…
5 thoughts on “Marcus Garvey: Quotes For The Race”
black people got red blood just like the white so we should embrace equality among ourselves for a better tomorrow
I great you all in the name of the god of jacob,i’m inspired by these wise words from the legend.@this moment in my life i needed those qoutes.
It’s a shame that I never heard of Marcus Garvey until after college. Those are some great quotes.
Marcus Garvey had the right idea of making it possible for black people to return to Africa. I wish he succeeded. We didn’t know then how Hoover and the FBI waged a war of lies, fear and smears to destroy black leadership and unity to prevent integration.
Definitely. It’s a shame that COINTELPRO got to him and others. I was even surprised that T’Challa/Black Panther himself made a brief reference to Garvey during the UN scene: “We must build a bridge…”