Monday, 20 January 2014

taken from the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey - edited by Amy Jacques-Garvey

On women..

What the night is to the day, is woman to man. The period of change that brings us light out of darkness, darkness out of light, and semi-light out of darkness are like the changes we find in woman day by day. 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


On Love..

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. We cannot hold our love, but there is one love that never changes or is mistaken, and that is God's. The longer we hold our love, the nearer we approach like unto our Creator.


“The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.”


The world has now reached the stage when humanity is really at the parting of" the ways. It is a question of "Man Mind Thyself."


Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.


We are living in a civilization that is highly developed. We are living in a world that is scientifically arranged in which everything done by those who control is done through system; proper arrangement, proper organization, and among some of the organized methods used to control the world is the thing known and called "propaganda."

Propaganda has done more to defeat the good intentions of races and nations than even open warfare.


You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind. To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man; to spiritually regulate one's self is another form of the higher education that fits man for a nobler place in life, and still, to approach your brother by the feeling of your own humanity, is an education that softens the ills of the world and makes us kind indeed.

-Amy Jacques-Garvey -


  1. You have given me some really deep stuff to think about here.

    I know it's true that what a person says (and often sings) is more powerful that the written word , , , a good reminder to watch what comes out of my mouth, hm????

  2. work in progress..
    there are times i'll say something and wish I hadn't... and times I'll say something and be glad I did. I prefer the latter.

    Not sure why but I felt a pull towards his words this evening