Jamaican born national hero, Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey is one of the greatest human beings to have ever lived. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League and the Black Star Line ship. A ship that is aimed at the return of African back to the homeland.
His Pan-African philosophy and ideals inspired Africans everywhere and created a global movement called Garveyism; a proud member of a movement, I joined my second year in college. His movement can be seen in primary schools all the way to the Rastafarian belief system.
Here are 10 Marcus Garvey quotes for days that seem overwhelming and needs a sprinkle of black magic. ✨✨
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
“Liberate the minds of men and ultimatley you will liberate the bodies of men.”
“The black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”
“God and nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always the great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and eternity our measurment.”
“If we as a people realize the greatness from which we come, we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.”
“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”
“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.”
“Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.”
“Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.”
“Remove the kinks from your mind, not your hair.”
Before you go let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any you would like to add to the list ☺