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Marcus Garvey
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Being satisfied to drink the dregs from the cup of human progress will not demonstrate our fitness as a people to exist alongside of others, but when of our own initiative we strike out to build industries, governments, and ultimately empires, then and only then will we as a race prove to our creator and to man in general that we are fit to survive and capable of shaping our own destiny. Marcus Garvey
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Be as proud of your race today as our as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world. Marcus Garvey
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I pray God that we shall never use our physical prowess to oppress the human race, but we will use our strength, physically, morally and otherwise to preserve humanity and civilization. Marcus Garvey
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The white man has succeeded in subduing the world by forcing everybody to think his way....The white man's propaganda has made him the master of the world, and all those who have come in contact with it and accepted it have become his slaves. Marcus Garvey
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When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will. Marcus Garvey
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Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Marcus Garvey
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Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm. Marcus Garvey
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I like honesty and fair play. Marcus Garvey
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I read Up From Slavery and then my dream - if I may so call it - of being a race leader dawned. Marcus Garvey
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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! Marcus Garvey
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Behind the murder of millions of Negroes annually in Africa is the well organized system of exploitation by the alien intruders who desire to rob Africa of every bit of its wealth for the satisfaction of their race and the upkeep of their bankrupt European countries. Marcus Garvey
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I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if there is anything you want in this world, it is for you to strike out with confidence and faith in self and reach for it. Marcus Garvey
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History teaches us no race, no people, no nation has ever been freed through cowardice, through cringing, through bowing and scraping, but all that has been achieved to the glory of mankind, to the glory and honour of races and nations was through the manly determination and effort of those who lead and those who are led. Marcus Garvey
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There is nothing in the world common to man, that man cannot do. Marcus Garvey
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I am not opposed to the white race as charged by my enemies. I have no time to hate any one. All my time is devoted to the up-building and development of the Negro Race. Marcus Garvey
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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 Marcus Garvey
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Negro producers, Negro distributors, Negro consumers! The world of Negroes can be self contained. We desire earnestly to deal with the rest of the world, but if the rest of the world desire not, we seek not Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free. Marcus Garvey
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It is unfortunate that we should find ourselves at this time the only disorganized group. Others have had the advantage of organization for centuries, so what seems to them unnecessary, from a racial point of view, becomes necessary to us, who have had to labor all along under the disadvantage of being scattered without a racial aim or purpose. Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. Marcus Garvey
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Every man has a right to his own opinion. Every race has a right to its own action; therefore let no man persuade you against your will, let no other race influence you against your own. Marcus Garvey
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This propaganda of dis-associating Western Negroes from Africa is not a new one. For many years white propagandists have been printing tons of literature to impress scattered Ethiopia, especially that portion within their civilization, with the idea that Africa is a despised place, inhabited by savages, and cannibals, where no civilized human being should go, especially black civilized human beings. This propaganda is promulgated for the cause that is being realized today. That cause is COLONIAL EXPANSION for the white nations of the world. Marcus Garvey
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Unite all people of African ancestry of the world to one great body to establish a country and absolute government of their own. Marcus Garvey
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They said that the Negro had no initiative; that he was not a business man, but a laborer; that he had not the brain to engineer a corporation, to own and run ships; that he had no knowledge of navigation, therefore the proposition was impossible. Oh! ye of little faith. The Eternal has happened. Marcus Garvey
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Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself, and let history record that as we toiled laboriously and courageously, we worked to live gloriously. Marcus Garvey
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Rise up Black Men, and take your stand. Reach up black men and women and pull all nature's knowledge to you. Turn ye around and make a conquest of everything North and South, East and West. And then we you have wrought well, you will have merited God's blessing, you will become God's chosen people and naturally you'll become leaders of the world. Marcus Garvey
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No race has the last word on culture and on civilization. You do not know what the black man is capable of; you do not know what he is thinking and therefore you do not know what the oppressed and suppressed Negro, by virtue of his condition and circumstance, may give to the world as a surprise. Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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I read "Up From Slavery" and then my dream - if I may so call it - of being a race leader dawned. Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom. Marcus Garvey
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They subjugate first, if the weaker peoples will stand for it; then exploit, and if they will not stand for SUBJUGATION nor EXPLOITATION, the other recourse is EXTERMINATION. Marcus Garvey
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God Almighty created each and every one of use for a place in the world, and for the least of us to think that we were created only to be what we are and not what we can make ourselves, is to impute an improper motive to the Creator for creating is. Marcus Garvey
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RELIGION is one's opinion and belief in some ethical truth. To be a Christian is to have the religion of Christ, and so to be a believer of Mohammed is to be a Mohammedan but there are so many religions that every man seems to be a religion unto himself. No two persons think alike, even if they outwardly profess the same faith, so we have as many religions in Christianity as we have believers. Marcus Garvey
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She makes one happy, then miserable. You are to her kind, then unkind. Constant yet inconstant. Thus we have WOMAN. No real man can do without her. Marcus Garvey
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Why should not Africa give to the world its Black Rockefeller, Rothschild and Henry Ford? Now is the opportunity. Now is the chance for every Negro to make every effort toward a commercial, industrial standard that will make us comparable with the successful business men of other races. Marcus Garvey
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What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time. Marcus Garvey
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Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned for the day of deliverance is at hand! Marcus Garvey
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The UNIA teaches our race self-help and self-reliance... in all those things that contribute to human happiness and well-being. Marcus Garvey
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If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves. Marcus Garvey
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Rise up Black Men, and take your stand. Reach up black men and women and pull all nature's knowledge to you. Turn ye around and make a conquest of everything North and South, East and West. And then we you have wrought well, you will have merited God's blessing, you will become God's chosen people and naturally you'll become leaders of the world. Marcus Garvey
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Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair. Marcus Garvey
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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey
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If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. Marcus Garvey
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The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. Marcus Garvey
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Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do. Marcus Garvey
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There is no humanity before that which starts with yourself. Marcus Garvey
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You must not mistake lip-service and noise for bravery and service. Marcus Garvey
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The Greatest Weapon Used Against the Negro is Disorganization. Marcus Garvey
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The traitor of other races is generally confined to the mediocre or irresponsible individual, but, unfortunately, the traitors among the Negro race are generally to be found among the men with the highest place in education and society, the fellows who call themselves leaders. Marcus Garvey
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Slavery is a condition imposed upon individuals or races not sufficiently able to protect or defend themselves, and so long as a race or people expose themselves to the danger of being weak, no one can tell when they will be reduced to slavery. Marcus Garvey
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Billions of dollars have been lost to the Negro race within the last fifty years through disloyalty on the part of successful Negroes, who have preferred to give away their fortunes to members of other races, than to bequeath them to worthy institutions and movements of their own to help their own people. Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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A people without the knowledge of... Marcus Garvey
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Be Black, buy Black, think Black, and all else will take care of itself. Marcus Garvey
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There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty. Marcus Garvey
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I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there. Marcus Garvey
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Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned. Marcus Garvey
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If you get up everyday and you don't learn you are a fool Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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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. Marcus Garvey
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Rise up Black Men, and take your stand. Reach up black men and women and pull all nature's knowledge to you. Turn ye around and make a conquest of everything North and South, East and West. And then we you have wrought well, you will have merited God's blessing, you will become God's chosen people and naturally you'll become leaders of the world. Marcus Garvey
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Before we can properly help the people, we have to destroy the old education... that teaches them that somebody is keeping them back and that God has forgotten them and that they can't rise because of their color.. we can only build... with faith in ourselves and with self-reliance, believing in our own possibilities, that we can rise to the highest in God's creation. Marcus Garvey
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A happy but miserable state in which man finds himself from time to time; sometimes he believes he is happy by loving, then suddenly he finds how miserable he is. It is all joy, it sweetens life, but it does not last. It comes and goes, but when it is active, there is no greater virtue, because it makes one supremely happy. Marcus Garvey
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To have built up a new organization, which was not purely political, among Negroes in America was a wonderful feat, for the Negro politician does not allow any other kind of organization within his race to thrive. Marcus Garvey
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Present day statesmen are making the biggest blunder of the age if they believe that there can be any peace without equity and justice to all mankind. Marcus Garvey
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It is by education that we become prepared for our duties and responsibilities in life. If one is badly educated he must naturally fail in the proper assumption and practice of his duties and responsibilities, Marcus Garvey
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