Best Quotes by Marcus Garvey (Top 10)

  1. We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. 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.
  2. A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
  3. The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
  4. Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden...
  5. Do not remove the kinks from your hair—remove them from your brain.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
  9. 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 that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
  10. There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.