Quotes by Marcus Garvey

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey (August 17, 1887 June 10, 1940) was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, crusader for black nationalism, and founder of the UNIA-ACL. He was born in Jamaica. Garvey is best remembered as a champion of the "back-to-Africa" movement, which was interpreted as encouraging people of African ancestry to return to their ancestral homeland. He is also recognized as the most important prophet of the "back-to-Africa" Rastafari movement. Garvey said he wanted those of African ancestry to "redeem" Africa, and for the European colonial powers to leave it. Although Garvey was raised Methodist, he became a Roman Catholic.

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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.

God and Nature made us what we are. And through our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be... Let God and the Sky be our limit, and Eternity, our measurement

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