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Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.
– Marcus Garvey
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.
The whole world is run on bluff.
A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.
This hour we are stretching forth our hands with the desire to teach the world the true principles of mercy and justice.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear.
I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
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.
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.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
Africa has become the big game of the nation hunters. Today, Africa looms as the greatest commercial, industrial and political prize in the world.
Africa for the Africans… at home and abroad!
We see a new Ethiopia, a new Africa, stretching her hands of influence throughout the world, teaching man the way of life and peace, The Way to God.
Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
The enemies are not so much from without as from within the race.
There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
With confidence, you have won before you have started.
Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.
Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.
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.