Bob Marley Quotes

Robert Nesta Marley OM, a Jamaican musical legend, was a singer, musician, and songwriter recognized as a pioneering force in reggae. His musical journey was characterized by a unique blend of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, coupled with his distinctive singing and songwriting prowess. Wikipedia

“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.” ~ Bob Marley

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” ~ Bob Marley

“I’m gonna be Iron, like a Lion in Zion.” ~ Bob Marley

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” ~ Bob Marley

“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!” ~ Bob Marley

“Music is the only thing that doesn’t hurt when it hits you.” ~ Bob Marley

“When the morning gathers the rainbow, want you to know I’m a rainbow too.” ~ Bob Marley

“Everything in life got its purpose. Find its reason in every season.” ~ Bob Marley

“Dry your tears, have no fears.” ~ Bob Marley

“So you think you’ve found the solution but it’s just another illusion.” ~ Bob Marley

“We JAH people can make it work.” ~ Bob Marley

“I see you finally got a number to match your IQ.” ~ Bob Marley

“You’re on a positive road. You have some type of direction where you’re going, so you have to just keep on going.” ~ Bob Marley

“You not supposed to feel down over whatever happen to you. I mean, you’re supposed to use whatever happen to you as some type of upper, not a downer.” ~ Bob Marley

“Your recipe, darling, is so tasty, and you sure can stir your pot.” ~ Bob Marley

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ~ Bob Marley

“Rise and take your stance once again.” ~ Bob Marley

“My life nah important to me, but other people life important. My life is only important if me can help plenty people. If my life is just for me and my own security then me no want it. My life is for people. That’s way me is.” ~ Bob Marley

“You just can’t live that negative way. You know what I mean. Make way for the positive day. Cause it’s a new day…” ~ Bob Marley

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley

“One of my good friends said, in a reggae riddim, don’t jump in the water if you can’t swim…” ~ Bob Marley

“Overcome the devils with a thing called love. ” ~ Bob Marley

“Lively Up Yourself.” ~ Bob Marley

“He who feels it, knows it more.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t shed no tears, no woman, no cry.” ~ Bob Marley

“Money can’t buy life.” ~ Bob Marley

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?” ~ Bob Marley

“Experimentation is the key to ‘lively up’ the art.” ~ Bob Marley

“Me can’t tell you how me know Rastafari. It is pure vision.” ~ Bob Marley

“Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you’re not ready for judgment.” ~ Bob Marley

“I believe in freedom for everyone, not just the black man.” ~ Bob Marley

“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.” ~ Bob Marley

“How good and how pleasant it would be before God and man, yeah to see the unification of all Africans.” ~ Bob Marley

“What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.” ~ Bob Marley

“My future is righteousness.” ~ Bob Marley

“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” ~ Bob Marley

“You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that’s why I’m scared when you say you love me.” ~ Bob Marley

“The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory.” ~ Bob Marley

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” ~ Bob Marley

“You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.” ~ Bob Marley

“We don’t need no trouble! What we need is love!” ~ Bob Marley

“Light up the darkness.” ~ Bob Marley

“Every need got an ego to feed.” ~ Bob Marley

“If you wanna hear what the people are saying, you can hear what the Rastaman saying.” ~ Bob Marley

“A hungry mob is an angry mob.” ~ Bob Marley

“Ziggy, when you go up bring me up and when you go down don’t let me down. Stephen, Money can’t buy you life.” ~ Bob Marley

“Take that veil from off of your eyes, look into the future of realize.” ~ Bob Marley

“God, guide and protect us. When we’re wrong, please correct us.” ~ Bob Marley

“Forget your troubles and dance! Forget your sorrows and dance! Forget your sickness and dance! Forget your weakness and dance!” ~ Bob Marley

“There will never be no love at all.” ~ Bob Marley

“Wake up and live.” ~ Bob Marley

“When the cats away, the mice will play.” ~ Bob Marley

“It’s the music. Your heart is in your ears.” ~ Bob Marley

“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.” ~ Bob Marley

“What does rasta mean? Righteousness.” ~ Bob Marley

“Today they say that we are free, only to be chained in poverty.” ~ Bob Marley

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” ~ Bob Marley

“Nothing is wrong if it makes you happy.” ~ Bob Marley

“What we need is love, to guide and protect us on.” ~ Bob Marley

“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.” ~ Bob Marley

“Me can’t be prejudice. Me can’t me no think of life that way. Because, me figure if you prejudice, that mean you have a hate. If you have a hate inside of you, you can’t be righteous.” ~ Bob Marley

“This music is about struggle. Reggae is a vehicle to carry a message of freedom and peace.” ~ Bob Marley

“If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from, then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the heck do I think I am.” ~ Bob Marley

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others and you will live again.” ~ Bob Marley

“Make way for the positive day.” ~ Bob Marley

“Love hard when there is love to be had.” ~ Bob Marley

“It is better to live on the house top than to live in a house full of confusion.” ~ Bob Marley

“True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” ~ Bob Marley

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” ~ Bob Marley

“Bless my eyes this morning, Jah sun is on the rise once again.” ~ Bob Marley

“Be humble because until the sun with all its grandeur, let the moon shine.” ~ Bob Marley

“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned everything is war.” ~ Bob Marley

“Some Will Hate You Pretend They Love You Now Then Behind They Try To Eliminate You.” ~ Bob Marley

“The biggest man you’re ever going to see was once a baby.” ~ Bob Marley

“I don’t have a religion, you know. This is what I am. I am a Rastaman; so this is not religion. This is life.” ~ Bob Marley

“Every day the bucket a-go a well, one day the bottom a-go drop out.” ~ Bob Marley

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” ~ Bob Marley

“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.” ~ Bob Marley

“Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.” ~ Bob Marley

“Someone will have to pay for the innocent blood that they shed every day.” ~ Bob Marley

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ~ Bob Marley

“God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.” ~ Bob Marley

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” ~ Bob Marley

“I woke up this morning, smiled at the rising sun.” ~ Bob Marley

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing.” ~ Bob Marley

“I truly believe.” ~ Bob Marley

“Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right; Let’s get together and feel all right. Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right; Let’s get together and feel all right.” ~ Bob Marley

“If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.” ~ Bob Marley

“Why drink and drive if I can smoke and fly?” ~ Bob Marley

“I want to give you some love, I want to give you some good good lovin.” ~ Bob Marley

“Only Once In Your Life.” ~ Bob Marley

“You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time.” ~ Bob Marley

“The bars could not hold me. Force could not control me. They tried to keep me down, but Jah put I around. Yes, I’ve been accused. Wrongly abused. But through the powers of the Most High, they’ve got to turn me loose.” ~ Bob Marley

“The stone that the builder refused shall be the head corner stone.” ~ Bob Marley

“My life is only important if i can help plenty of people.” ~ Bob Marley

“Man can’t do without God. Just like you’re thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can’t go without God.” ~ Bob Marley

“One love, one heart, one destiny.” ~ Bob Marley

“I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” ~ Bob Marley

“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.” ~ Bob Marley

“Me never believe in marriage that muchmarriage is a trap to control me; woman is a coward. Man strong.” ~ Bob Marley

“They gave me star treatment when I was making a lot of money. But I was just as good when I was poor.” ~ Bob Marley

“Whose the cap fit, let them where it.” ~ Bob Marley

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” ~ Bob Marley

“It is better to win the peace and to lose the war.” ~ Bob Marley

“Tell the children the truth.” ~ Bob Marley

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” ~ Bob Marley

“Love would never leave us alone.” ~ Bob Marley

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ~ Bob Marley

“You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid. You can’t entertain a man who has no food.” ~ Bob Marley

“It takes a revolution, to create a solution.” ~ Bob Marley

“Could you be loved and be loved?” ~ Bob Marley

“The sun shall not smite I by day, nor the moon by night, and everything that I do shall be upfull and right.” ~ Bob Marley

“When You smoke herb it reveals you to yourself. All the wickedness you do is revealed by the herb – it’s you conscience and gives you an honest picture of yourself.” ~ Bob Marley

“I shot the sheriff, but I didn’t shoot no deputy.” ~ Bob Marley

“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.” ~ Bob Marley

“One lifetime is not enough to live.” ~ Bob Marley

“The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.” ~ Bob Marley

“Football is a whole skill to itself. A whole world. A whole universe to itself. Me love it because you have to be skilful to play it! Freedom! Football is freedom.” ~ Bob Marley

“Who so ever diggeth the pit, shall fall in it.” ~ Bob Marley

“Jah show every mon him hand, and Jah has show I mine.” ~ Bob Marley

“Football is Freedom, a whole universe.” ~ Bob Marley

“Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” ~ Bob Marley

“Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner, there ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation.” ~ Bob Marley

“The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” ~ Bob Marley

“One bright morning when my work is over I will fly away home.” ~ Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t forget your history nor your destiny.” ~ Bob Marley

“Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah’s gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.” ~ Bob Marley

“None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

“The people that are making this world worse don’t take a day off, how can I?” ~ Bob Marley

“If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.” ~ Bob Marley

“We know where we’re going cause we know where we’re from.” ~ Bob Marley

“It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.” ~ Bob Marley

“Complaints are prayers to the devil.” ~ Bob Marley

“It’s your own conscience That is gonna remind you That it’s your heart and nobody else’s That is gonna judge.” ~ Bob Marley

“God created people in technicolor. God has never made a difference between black, white, blue, green or pink.” ~ Bob Marley

“Stop and think a little: Are you the victim of the system?” ~ Bob Marley

“I don’t know what happiness is. I don’t know what sweet caress is. Still, I’m always laughing like a clown.” ~ Bob Marley

“My feet is my only carriage.” ~ Bob Marley

“Rise O fallen fighters, rise and take your stance again, He who fight and run away, Live to fight another day.” ~ Bob Marley

“A foolish dog barks at a flying bird.” ~ Bob Marley

“Your life is worth much more than gold.” ~ Bob Marley

“Before pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.” ~ Bob Marley

“Trust the universe and respekt your hair.” ~ Bob Marley

“The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special.” ~ Bob Marley

“Why these people who want to do so much good for everyone, who call themselves government and this and that, why them say you must not use the herb? You see, them say you must not use the herb because it makes you a rebel. Against what?” ~ Bob Marley

“The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin.” ~ Bob Marley

“We are the children of the Rastaman we are the children of the higher man.” ~ Bob Marley

“The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.” ~ Bob Marley

“The fittest of the fittest shall survive !” ~ Bob Marley

“Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” ~ Bob Marley

“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.” ~ Bob Marley

“In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby.” ~ Bob Marley

“Do you have a record contract? I have a recording agreement. What’s the difference? One is an agreement and one is a contract! I am a man who deals by ear.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t let them fool ya, or even try to school ya! Oh, no! We’ve got a mind of our own, so go to hell if what you’re thinking is not right!” ~ Bob Marley

“I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.” ~ Bob Marley

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.” ~ Bob Marley

“The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.” ~ Bob Marley

“If you know what your life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.” ~ Bob Marley

“Herb? Herb is the healing of the nation, seen? Once you smoke herb, you all must think alike. Now if you thinking alike, dat mean we ’pon the same track. If we ’pon the same track, that mean we gonna unite.” ~ Bob Marley

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can.” ~ Bob Marley

“They will always tell you that you can’t do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up.” ~ Bob Marley

“Bob Marley isn’t my name. I don’t even know my name yet.” ~ Bob Marley

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” ~ Bob Marley

“I’ll give you my phone number. When you worry, call me. I’ll make you happy.” ~ Bob Marley

“Football is a part of I. When I play, the world wakes up around me.” ~ Bob Marley

“Jah sitteth in Mount Zion, and rules all creation!” ~ Bob Marley

“Politics and church are the same. They keep the people in ignorance.” ~ Bob Marley

“The beauty of love. The love of beauty. The greener you are, the wiser you will be.” ~ Bob Marley

“I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t Let them fool you or even try to school you.” ~ Bob Marley

“The road to life is rocky, and you may stumble too. So while you point your fingers, someone else is judging you.” ~ Bob Marley

“Many more will have to suffer, many more will have to die, don’t ask me why !” ~ Bob Marley

“There comes a time as an artist, can’t follow the crowd. You have to do YOU, and make the crowd follow you.” ~ Bob Marley

“I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.” ~ Bob Marley

“You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.” ~ Bob Marley

“Sometimes you have to fight with music.” ~ Bob Marley

“Children are wonderful. It don’t take plenty y’know. Just a nice girl who don’t take birth control. Sexual intercourse is a lovely thing.” ~ Bob Marley

“Excuse me while I light my spliff, Good God I gotta take a lift, From reality I just cant drift, That’s why I’m staying with this riff.” ~ Bob Marley

“Oh let Jah love come shining in into our lives again.” ~ Bob Marley

“You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.” ~ Bob Marley

“Let righteousness cover the earth like the water cover the sea!” ~ Bob Marley

“Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.” ~ Bob Marley

“Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.” ~ Bob Marley

“There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air. If you listen carefully now, you will hear.” ~ Bob Marley

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” ~ Bob Marley

“Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” ~ Bob Marley

“Me only have one ambition, y’know. 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.” ~ Bob Marley

“Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.” ~ Bob Marley

“The lips of the righteous teach many, but fools die for want of wisdom.” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy.” ~ Bob Marley

“In the abundance of water – the fool is thirsty.” ~ Bob Marley

“No chains around my feet, But I’m not free…” ~ Bob Marley

“Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” ~ Bob Marley

“The most beautiful curve on a woman’s body is her smile.” ~ Bob Marley

“Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don’t make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.” ~ Bob Marley

“You can’t run away from yourself.” ~ Bob Marley

“So if you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down.” ~ Bob Marley

“My favorite herb – lamb’s bread. Kali. I like Hawaiian. But for some reason, you communicate better with Jamaican herb. The best Jamaican herb, it have more energy, more everything to it.” ~ Bob Marley

“The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.” ~ Bob Marley

“If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere.” ~ Bob Marley

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