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We are not engaged in domestic politics, in church building or in social uplift work, but we are engaged in nation building. -- 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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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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When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will. -- Marcus Garvey
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Black men of Carthage, Ethiopia, of Timbuktu and Alexandria gave the likes of civilization to this world -- Marcus Garvey
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If the enemy could only know that Marcus Garvey is but a John the Baptist in the wilderness, that a greater and more dangerous Marcus Garvey is yet to appear, the Garvey with whom you will have to reckon for the injustice of the present generation. -- Marcus Garvey
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Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm. -- Marcus Garvey
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Glorious shall be the battle when the time comes to fight for our people and our race. -- Marcus Garvey
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This hour we are stretching forth our hands with the desire to teach the world the true principles of mercy and justice. -- 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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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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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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All peoples are struggling to blast a way through the industrial monopoly of races and nations, but the Negro as a whole has failed to grasp its true significance and seems to delight in filling only that place created for him by the white man. -- 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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American suffragist, speech "Is Woman Suffrage Progressing?" at Stockholm, Sweden Radicalism is a label that is always applied to people who are endeavoring to get freedom. -- Marcus Garvey
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Wake up Ethiopia! Wake up Africa! Let us work towards the one glorious end of a free, redeemed and mighty nation. Let Africa be a bright star among the constellation of nations. -- Marcus Garvey
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we were like crabs in a barrel, that none would allow the other to climb over, but on any such attempt all would continue to pull back into the barrel the one crab that would make the effort to climb out. -- Marcus Garvey
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We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign. -- Marcus Garvey
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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
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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. -- Marcus Garvey
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Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden ... -- Marcus Garvey
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Black men, you were once great; you shall be great again. Lose not courage or faith, go forward. -- 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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I like honesty and fair play. -- Marcus Garvey
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Lift up yourselves, men, take yourselves out of the mire and hitch your hopes to the very stars themselves. Let no man pull you down, let no man destroy your ambition, because man is but your companion, your equal; man is your brother; he is not your Lord, he is not your sovereign master. -- 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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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
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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. -- Marcus Garvey
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I do not speak carelessly or recklessly but with a definite object of helping the people, especially those of my race, to know, to understand, and to realize themselves. -- Marcus Garvey
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History is the land-mark by which we are directed into the true course of life. -- Marcus Garvey
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The Greatest Weapon Used Against the Negro is Disorganization. -- Marcus Garvey
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Fascism is the cult of organised murder , invented by the arch-enemies of society . It tends to destroy civilization and revert man to his most barbarous state. Mussolini and Hitler might well be called the devils of an age, for they are playing hell with civilization. -- 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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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. -- 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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We were the first Fascists, when we had 100,000 disciplined men, and were training children, Mussolini was still an unknown. Mussolini copied our Fascism. -- Marcus Garvey
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Men, there is much to live for, and there is much to die for. The man, the race of nation that is not prepared to risk life itself for the possession of an ideal, shall lose that ideal. If you, I repeat, must be free, you yourselves must strike the blow. -- Marcus Garvey
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Ethiopia shall once more arise from the ashes of material ruin to the heights of temporal glory. -- Marcus Garvey
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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. -- 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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The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together. -- 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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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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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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We welcome the opposition of the world, because we are determined to see the battle through. Africa's battle-cry is not yet heard. -- 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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Death is the end of all life in the individual or the thing; if physical, the crumbling of the body into dust from whence it came. He who lives not uprightly, dies completely in the crumbling of the physical body, but he who lives well, transforms himself from that which is mortal, to immortal. -- Marcus Garvey
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There is no humanity before that which starts with yourself. -- Marcus Garvey
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Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward. -- 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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Marcus Garvey does not give a snap for anything human but justice, and that which is based upon righteousness. -- 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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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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At no time within the last five-hundred years can one point to a single instance of the Negro as a race of haters. -- Marcus Garvey
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It is only the belief and the confidence we have in a God why man is able to understand his own social institutions, and move and live like a rational human being. -- Marcus Garvey
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A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact. -- 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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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
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was the crying voice from the grave that said, 'Garvey, we have suffered for 250 years for your day and for your time; we expect something from you at this hour.'"16 -- Marcus Garvey
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Do not remove the kinks from your hair
remove them from your brain. -- 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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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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The only protection against INJUSTICE in man is POWER?Physical, financial and scientific. -- 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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A people without the knowledge of ... -- Marcus Garvey
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Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned. -- 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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Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences. -- Marcus Garvey
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Let us not try to be the best or worst of others, but let us make the effort to be the best of ourselves. -- 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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There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples, just so long we will have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility. -- 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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You must not mistake lip-service and noise for bravery and service. -- 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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to be once defeated is to find cause for an everlasting struggle to reach the top. -- Marcus Garvey
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If the Negro is not careful he will drink in all the poison of modern civilization and die from the effects of it. -- 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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The history of a movement, the history of a nation, the history of a race is the guide-post of that movement's destiny, that nation's destiny, that race's destiny. -- Marcus Garvey
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Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will. -- Marcus Garvey
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Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear. -- Marcus Garvey
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Africa for the Africans ... at home and abroad! -- Marcus Garvey
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Take the kinks out your mind, not your hair. -- 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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A man's bread and butter is only insured when he works for it. -- 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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The whole world is run on bluff. -- Marcus Garvey
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Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life. -- Marcus Garvey
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Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do. -- Marcus Garvey
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The enemies are not so much from without as from within the race. -- Marcus Garvey
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Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. -- 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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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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Go to work! Go to work in the morn of a new creation ... until you have ... reached the height of self-progress, and from that pinnacle bestow upon the world a civilization of your own. -- 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 value of knowledge is to use it. It is not humanly possible that a person can retain all knowledge of the world, but if a person knows how to search for all the knowledge of the world, he will find it when he wants it. -- Marcus Garvey
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Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. -- Marcus Garvey
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The whole world is run on bluff. No race, no nation, no man has any divine right to take advantage of others. Why allow the other fellow to bluff you? -- Marcus Garvey
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Let us prepare TODAY. For the TOMORROWS in the lives of the nations will be so eventful that Negroes everywhere will be called upon to play their part in the survival of the fittest human group. -- Marcus Garvey
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LIFE is that existence that is given to man to live for a purpose, to live to his own satisfaction and pleasure, providing he forgets not the God who created him and who expects a spiritual obedience and observation of the moral laws that He has inspired. -- Marcus Garvey
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Progress is the attraction that moves humanity. -- Marcus Garvey
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The power that holds Africa is human, and it is recognized that whatsoever man has done, man can do. -- Marcus Garvey
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You at this time can only be destroyed by yourselves, from within and not from without. You have reached the point where the victory is to be won from within and can only be lost from within. -- 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 Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. -- Marcus Garvey
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With confidence, you have won before you have started. -- Marcus Garvey
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Africa has become the big game of the nation hunters. Today, Africa looms as the greatest commercial, industrial and political prize in the world. -- Marcus Garvey
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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. -- 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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The greatest possesion of man is character -- 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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The thing to do is to get organized; keep separated and you will be exploited, you will be robbed, you will be killed. Get organized and you will compel the world to respect you. -- Marcus Garvey
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great principles, great ideals know no nationality. -- Marcus Garvey
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If you haven't confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. -- Marcus Garvey