Black Skin Marcus Garvey Quotes


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

If you get up everyday and you don't learn you are a fool Marcus Garvey

Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward. Marcus Garvey

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

Always try to associate with people from whom you can learn something. All the knowledge that you want is in the world, and all you have to do is go and seek it. Marcus Garvey

In a world of wolves one should go armed, and one of the most powerful defensive weapons within the reach of Negroes is the practice of race first in all parts of the world. Marcus Garvey

We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself. Marcus Garvey

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

[Paris] is dirty. It has pigeons and black yards. The people have white skin. Albert Camus

We have a lot of black Anglo-Saxons. Their skin is black, but their brain is white. When I get real mad at them, I call them graham crackers. Paul Mooney

Burn shavings and splinters of pitch pine, and when they turn to charcoal, put them out, and pound them into mortar with size. This will make a pretty black for fresco painting. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark. Marcus Aurelius

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings. Franklin A. Thomas

Be Black, buy Black, think Black, and all else will take care of itself. Marcus Garvey

Against Him those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless they are dissatisfied with God's plastic skill. In their own persons they convict and censure the Artificer of all things. Tertullian

If you're born in America with a black skin, you're born in prison, and the masses of black people in America today are beginning to regard our plight or predicament in this society as one of a prison inmate. Malcolm X

Black men, you were once great; you shall be great again. Lose not courage or faith, go forward. Marcus Garvey

Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned for the day of deliverance is at hand! Marcus Garvey

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

The mercury light doesn't show red. It makes the blood in your skin look blue-black. But see how splendidly it brings out the green in the plants. Charles Proteus Steinmetz



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