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Powerful quotes by Bob Marley on life, love, money, relationship and other things.

97 Powerful Quotes By Bob Marley That Will Uplift Your Spirits

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Famous As
Singer

Born On
06 February 1945 AD

Died On
11 May 1981 AD

Born In
Nine Mile

Founder / Co Founder
Tuff Gong

Died At Age
36

Robert Nesta Marley, popularly known as simply Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Jamaica, who is still regarded as one of the greatest musical starts to have emerged in the modern era. Marley is considered to be the greatest exponent of the genre of music known as reggae and his music was also peppered with inspiration from other forms of music like ska and rocksteady. Marley started out as a professional singer with the band The Wailers in 1963 and most of the albums that were released are still considered among the finest music that has ever been released, due to the unique style that he introduced. However, it was after the release of the album titled Axodus in 1974 that he became a truly worldwide superstar, who could also command huge audiences at his live shows. Marley was a global music icon at a time of great social upheaval in the ‘swinging ‘60s’ and the civil rights movement that swept across the United States. Additionally, he was a great orator and preached peace and non-violence through his music. He remains a true great in every sense of the world to this day and here are some of his quotes that would certainly appeal to everyone.

The truth is an offense but not a sin Is he who laugh last, children! is he who win Is a foolish dog bark at a flying bird One sheep must learn, children! to respect the sheperd

- Complete Lyrics of Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom., Bob Marley

One good thing about music is that once it hits you, you feel no pain

- Bob Marley

Never expect God to do for you what you don't do to others.

- Bob Marley

Truth is everyone is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

- Bob Marley

The fittest of the fittest shall survive !

- Bob Marley

In the high tide or low tide, I'm gonna be your friend... I'm gonna be your friend!

- 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 don't have any

- Bob Marley

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds Have no fear for atomic energy 'cause none of them can stop the time.

- Bob Marley

Quando voc acha q sabe todas as perguntas vem vida e muda todas as respostas

- Bob Marley

The beauty of love. The love of beauty. The greener you are, the wiser you will be.

- 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

In high seas or in low seas, I'm gonna be your friend... I'm gonna be your friend. In high tide or in low tide, I'll be by your side... I'll be by your side.

- Bob Marley

A pot a cook but the food na kno

- Bob Marley

Yeah me see myself as a revolutionary, would wouldn't want no help and imma take no bribe from no one and fight it single handed with music

- Bob Marley

Only Once In Your Life

- Bob Marley

We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.

- Bob Marley - Legend, Bob Marley

When you smoke (ganja) you don't want to war.

- 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

The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love with not intention of loving her.

- Bob Marley

One lifetime is not enough to live

- Bob Marley

Things will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end.

- Bob Marley

I truly believe

- Bob Marley

The power of philosophy floats through my head.. light like a feather, heavy as lead.

- 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

Lively Up Yourself

- 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

Everytime I plant a seed,he say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.

- Bob Marley

The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin

- Bob Marley

I've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through.

- Bob Marley

Reggae is my heart ♥ reggae is my soul

- Bob Marley

Tell me what you think it means.

- Bob Marley

Light up the darkness.

- Bob Marley

My future is righteousness.

- Bob Marley

I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I'm stronger. Bob Marley (March 1981)

- Bob Marley

Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you’re not ready for judgment.

- Bob Marley

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.

- Bob Marley

Money can't buy you life

- Bob Marley

The stone that the builder refused shall be the head corner stone.

- 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

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

- Bob Marley

Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.

- Bob Marley

One love, one heart

- Bob Marley

Man is a universe within himself.

- Bob Marley

Don't forget your history nor your destiny

- Bob Marley

Until the end of the world,all whys will be answered,but now,you can only ask!

- Bob Marley Talking, Bob Marley

When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the peace.

- Bob Marley

If you get down and you quarrel everyday, you're saying praises to the devil, I say.

- Bob Marley

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.

- Bob Marley

Herb is the unification of mankind.

- Bob Marley

Some Will Hate You Pretend They Love You Now Then Behind They Try To Eliminate You

- Bob Marley

Tell the children the truth.

- Bob Marley

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny

- Bob Marley

She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile.. what else matters?

- 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

Don't give up the fight, Stand up for your rights.

- Bob Marley

There will never be no love at all.

- Bob Marley

Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.

- Bob Marley

In this bright future you can't forget your past.

- Bob Marley

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

- 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

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.

- 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

You can't find the right roads when the streets are paved.

- 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

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.

- Bob Marley

Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend && Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy

- Bob Marley

You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time

- Bob Marley

One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right

- Bob Marley - Legend, Bob Marley

Overcome the devils with a thing called love.

- Bob Marley

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.

- Bob Marley - Legend, Bob Marley

My feet is my only carriage.

- Bob Marley

When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

- Bob Marley

Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.

- Bob Marley

The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.

- Bob Marley

You have to be someone.

- Bob Marley

Love would never leave us alone

- Bob Marley

The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?

- Bob Marley

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?

- Bob Marley

Judge not unless you judge yourself

- Bob Marley

Wake up and live

- Bob Marley

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

- Bob Marley

When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open

- Bob Marley

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

- Bob Marley

Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.

- 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

The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

- Bob Marley

Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright

- Bob Marley

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

- 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

Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.

- Bob Marley

Love the life you live. live the life you love.

- Bob Marley

One love, one heart, one destiny.

- Bob Marley

None but ourselves can free our minds.

- Bob Marley

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!

- Bob Marley

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

- Bob Marley

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

- Bob Marley