100+ Quotes by Bob Marley

100+ Quotes by Bob Marley

"Dive into the wisdom of reggae legend Bob Marley, whose iconic hits like "One Love" inspired millions. Discover the profound messages behind his music and explore inspiring quotes that continue to touch hearts and minds. Can you feel the positive vibration?"

Reggae legend Bob Marley made an immense impact worldwide through his influential music and activist lyrics promoting love and unity. Marley's songs gave voice to issues of social injustice while spreading messages of hope and uplifting oppressed communities. His immortal hits like "One Love", "Redemption Song", and "Could You Be Loved" became anthems calling for equality, freedom and harmony across all people.

Nearly forty years after his untimely death, Marley's music remains beloved for its joyful rhythms and profoundly positive vibration. This celebrated artist used his creative gifts to touch millions, inspire change, and uplift humanity through the healing power of music.

We’ve assembled some inspiring quotes attributed to Bob Marley, the legendary Jamaican musician known for popularizing reggae music. These quotes touch on a variety of topics, including love, freedom, wisdom, and resilience. Please note that while these quotes are widely attributed to Bob Marley, the accuracy and provenance of quotes can sometimes be difficult to verify.Use these selections to:

  1. "Lively up yourself and don’t be no drag."
  2. "Keep your culture, Don’t be afraid of the vulture! Grow your dreadlock, Don’t be afraid of the wolf-pack!"
  3. "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
  4. "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."
  5. "Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright."
  6. "If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
  7. "When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open."
  8. "Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands are clean!"
  9. "As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory."
  10. "Most people think great god will come from the skies, take away everything, and make everybody feel high. But if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth."
  11. "Men and people will fight you down when you see the light. Let me tell you if you are not wrong than everything is all right."
  12. "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
  13. "Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes."
  14. "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
  15. "Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright."
  16. "Love the life you live. Live the life you love."
  17. "Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights."
  18. "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
  19. "You can't find the right roads when the streets are paved."
  20. "Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again."
  21. "In this bright future you can't forget your past."
  22. "Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"
  23. "Overcome the devils with a thing called love."
  24. "Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end."
  25. "Man is a universe within himself."
  26. "The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love."
  27. "Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence."
  28. "If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already."
  29. "Don't gain the world & lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver Or gold."
  30. "Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living."
  31. "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
  32. "Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life."
  33. "Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
  34. "You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can't be entertained - or people who are afraid."
  35. "The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you point your fingers someone else is judging you."
  36. "The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."
  37. "Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around."
  38. "Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes."
  39. "The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love with no intention of loving her."
  40. "You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it."
  41. "Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure."
  42. "Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen."
  43. "When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself."
  44. "Possession make you rich? I don't have that type of richness. My richness is life, forever."
  45. "If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."
  46. "Love would never leave us alone."
  47. "The harder the battle the sweet of Jah victory."
  48. "Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction."
  49. "The herb reveal yourself to you, all you have to do: open your mind."
  50. "Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war."
  51. "Don't let them fool ya, or even try to school ya."
  52. "None but ourselves can free our minds."
  53. "You just can’t live in that negative way, make way for the positive day."
  54. "Don’t forget your history nor your destiny."
  55. "My future is righteousness."
  56. "What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind."
  57. "I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for Bob Marley and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car."
  58. "I don't believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit."
  59. "The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude."
  60. "The best curve on a woman is her smile."
  61. "Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect, but that you have looked beyond its imperfections."
  62. "Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy."
  63. "Things will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
  64. "You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again."
  65. "I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side."
  66. "The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand what I stand for."
  67. "Today, people struggle to find what's real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope."
  68. "You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end."
  69. "The people who are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I?"
  70. "I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit."
  71. "You have to be someone."
  72. "What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth."
  73. "I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool."
  74. "Make way for the positive day."
  75. "My fear is my only courage."
  76. "Who feels it knows it."
  77. "When you smoke herb, herb reveal yourself to you."
  78. "Your worst enemy could be your best friend, and your best friend your worst enemy."
  79. "They say the sun shines for all, but in some people world, it never shine at all."
  80. "Conquer the devils with a little thing called love!"
  81. "My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever."
  82. "My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die."
  83. "One life is worth more than all the guns in America."
  84. "As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap."
  85. "Wake up and live, you’ve got to wake up and live."
  86. "The day you stop racing is the day you win the race."
  87. "Love and friendship, not domination and servitude, are the most essential components of human life."
  88. "You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice."
  89. "Forget your troubles and dance."
  90. "We should really love each other in peace and harmony, instead we're fussin' n fighting like we ain't supposed to be."
  91. "Man can’t do without God, just like you’re thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can’t go without God."
  92. "Don't expect more than you give. That's in everything you do in life."
  93. "If puss and dog can get together, why can't we love one another?"
  94. "Reggae is music for all ages, not just the youth. It’s for the older and younger generation."
  95. "I'm not educated; I am inspirated. If I was educated I would be a damn fool."
  96. "I'm gonna be Iron, like a Lion, in Zion."
  97. "People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people."
  98. "Music can't be like sugar water; it has to have some substance."
  99. "I want to give you some love, I want to give you some good good lovin'."
  100. "You ain't gonna miss your water until your well runs dry."
  101. "Jah will never give the power to a baldhead."
  102. "I'm just a simple Rastaman who is trying to help."
  103. "I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together: black, white, Chinese, everyone—that’s all."
  104. "If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people."
  105. "My richness is life, forever."
  106. "Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that."
  107. “To tell you the truth, all you gotta do is leave it, wash it, and don't comb it. Keep it clean and it will dreadlock itself.”
  108. "I have no prejudice against myself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white."
  109. "I have locks because I want to make a clear statement that I am a Rastafarian, and Rastafarians have locks. But I would never tell anyone to have locks. Some people put wax in their hair, and all sorts of other things, but I would never tell them to do that. My locks mean something to me."
  110. "My hair is not natty, my hair is my antenna to God."
  111. "Plenty people have the wrong idea about this locks thing. Like I read in a magazine: ‘Marley came onstage with his waxed locks’… Now that is very much a lie… Them blind man! This come natural.”
  112. "To tell you the truth, all you gotta do is leave it, wash it, and don't comb it. Keep it clean and it will dreadlock itself.”

I hope you find these additional quotes inspiring and thought-provoking.
Remember that quotes can carry different meanings depending on the context in which they are used or interpreted. Take the time to reflect on what these quotes mean to you personally.

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