Jamaican political leader, who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, founder the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), founder of the Black Star Line, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.

PHILOSOPHY & OPINIONS

“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself; but the endsyou serve that are for all, in common, will take you even into eternity”.

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DEATH

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DEATH is the end of all life in the individual or the thing; if physical, the crumbling of thebody into dust from whence it came. He who lives not uprightly, dies completely in thecrumbling of the physical body, but he who lives well, transforms himself from that which is mortal, to immortal.

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FAITHFULNESS

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is actuated by a state of heart and mind in the individual that changesnot. No one is wholely faithful to a cause or an object, except his heart and mind remainfirm without change or doubt. If ones attitude or conduct changes toward an object,then one has lost in ones faithfulness. It is a wholeness of belief overshadowing allsuspicion, all doubt, admitting of no question; to serve without regret or disgust, toobligate ones self to that which is promised Or expected, to keep to our word and doour duty well. There are but few faithful people now-a-days.

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PROHIBITION

is to abstain from intoxicating liquor, as it makes us morbid and sometimes drunk. But we get drunk every day, nevertheless, not so much by the strength of what we sip from the cup, but that which we eat, the water we drink, and the air we inhale, which at fermentation conspire at eventide to make us so drunk and tired that we lose control of ourselves and fall asleep. Everybody is a drunkard, and if we were to enforce real prohibition we should all be dead.

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