23 Marcus Garvey Quotes to inspire You

23 Marcus Garvey Quotes to inspire You

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr ONH was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and speaker. He was the founder and first general president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the African Communities League, with which he declared himself provisional president of Africa.



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He was born August 17, 1887, in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica and he died on June 10, 1940, in West Kensington, London, United Kingdom.

Now, 23 Marcus Garvey Quotes to inspire You.

  1. “The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”
  2. “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.”
  5. Take the kinks out of your mind, not your hair.”
  6. “Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.”
  7. “You must not mistake lip service and noise for bravery and service.”
  8. “The protection against injustice in man is power – physical, financial and scientific.”
  9. “Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself.”
  10. “Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carry the burden.”
  11. “Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.”
  12. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
  13. “What you do today that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.”
  14. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
  15. “There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.”
  16. “I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned.
  17. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.”
  18. “The whole world is run on bluff.”
  19. “Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.”
  20. “Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in the days of yore.
  21. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.”
  22. “If the Negro is not careful he will drink in all the poison of modern civilization and die from the effects of it.”
  23. “When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will.”

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