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97 Powerful Quotes By Bob Marley That Will Uplift Your Spirits

Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Born On: February 6, 1945
Died On: April 11, 1981
Born In: Nine Mile, Jamaica
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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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
None but ourselves can free our minds.

None but ourselves can free our minds.

Bob Marley
One love, one heart, one destiny.

One love, one heart, one destiny.

Bob Marley
Love the life you live.
live the life you love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Marley
Wake up and live

Wake up and live

Bob Marley
Judge not unless you judge yourself

Judge not unless you judge yourself

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

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

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

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

Bob Marley
Love would never leave us alone

Love would never leave us alone

Bob Marley
You have to be someone.

You have to be someone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Marley
My feet is my only carriage.

My feet is my only carriage.

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

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

Bob Marley
Overcome the devils with a thing called love.

Overcome the devils with a thing called love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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
It's your own conscience
That is gonna remind you
That it's your heart and nobody else's
That is gonna judge.

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

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

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

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

Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections

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.

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
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

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

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

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

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

Bob Marley
There will never be no love at all.

There will never be no love at all.

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

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

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...

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

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

Bob Marley
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny

Bob Marley
Tell the children the truth.

Tell the children the truth.

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

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

Bob Marley
Herb is the unification of mankind.

Herb is the unification of mankind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Marley
Don't forget your history nor your destiny

Don't forget your history nor your destiny

Bob Marley
Man is a universe within himself.

Man is a universe within himself.

Bob Marley
One love, one heart

One love, one heart

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

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

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.

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

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

Bob Marley
Money can't buy you life

Money can't buy you life

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

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

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

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

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)

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
My future is righteousness.

My future is righteousness.

Bob Marley
Light up the darkness.

Light up the darkness.

Bob Marley
Tell me what you think it means.

Tell me what you think it means.

Bob Marley
Reggae is my heart ♥
reggae is my soul

Reggae is my heart ♥ reggae is my soul

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

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

Bob Marley
The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin

The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin

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

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

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.

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
Lively Up Yourself

Lively Up Yourself

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.

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

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

Bob Marley
I truly believe

I truly believe

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

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

Bob Marley
One lifetime is not enough to live

One lifetime is not enough to live

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

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

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

So if you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down.

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

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

Bob Marley
Only Once In Your Life

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.

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

Bob Marley
A pot a cook but the food na kno

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

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
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.

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
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.

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

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

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.

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
I don't have any

I don't have any

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

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

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

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

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

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 !

The fittest of the fittest shall survive !

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

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

Bob Marley
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

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

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

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

Bob Marley