15 Famous Marcus Garvey Quotes

15 Famous Marcus Garvey Quotes

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Marcus Garvey was a political leader, orator, and publisher from Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. He is most known for founding the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He died on June 10, 1940 at the age of 52.

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

“I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.”

“If I die in Atlanta my work shall then only begin, but I shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa’s glory.”

“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.”

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

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

“Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God’s grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and
the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life.”

“Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.”

“Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality… let us hold together under all climes and in every country.”

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

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

“Up, up, you mighty race!/ You can accomplish/ what you will.”

“When the facts of history are written Haile Selassie of Abyssinia will go down as a great coward who ran away from his country to save his skin and left the millions of his countrymen to
struggle through a terrible war that he brought upon them because of his political ignorance and his racial disloyalty.”