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100 Best Bob Marley Quotes For Inspiration and Great Life

Bob Marley was a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, and musician. A legendary reggae singer who inspired through his music songs and sell over 75 million albums all over the world.

Born in the year 1945, he became the symbol of freedom and sent inspiring messages through his music worldwide. We have assembled the best Bob Marley quotes of all time for powerful inspiration and a great life ahead.

100 Great Bob Marley Quotes

30 Most Uplifting Bob Marley Quotes of All Times

1. “None but ourselves can free our minds.”

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

3. “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

4. “Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grows, he says kill it before they grow.”

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

6. “Overcome the devils with a thing called love.”

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

8. “Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.”

9. “Light up the darkness.”

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

11. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

12. “My music fights against the system that teaches us to live and die.”

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

14. “Man is a universe within himself.”

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

16. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.”

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

18. “The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.”

19. “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”

20. “You just can’t live in that negative way, make way for the positive day.”

21. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.”

22. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you ride through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision into reality. Wake Up and Live!”

23. “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. Black, blue, pink, green – God makes no rules about color; only society makes rules where my people suffer, and that is why we must have redemption and redemption now.”

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

25. “You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

26. “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living.”

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

28. “The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love.”

29. “We just sing to get them to sing.”

30. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.”

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31. “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.”

32. “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 your hands are clean!”

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

34. “Hey, lively up yourself.”

35. ‘If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.”

36. “You find strength in knowing you gave a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.”

37. “One good thing about music, is when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

38. “If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere.”

39. “My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool to say that, but when I know facts I can say facts. My music will go on forever.”

40. “Tell the children the truth.”

41. “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”

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

43. “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.”

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

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

46. “Don’t let them change you or even rearrange you.”

47. “If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.”

48. “It is better to live on the house top than to live in a house full of confusion.” —Running Away, from the album Kaya

49. “It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.”

50. “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.”

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51. “The problem is people are being hated when they are real and are being loved when they are fake.”

52. “Me is a common sense man. That means when I explain things, I explain it in a very simple way; that means if I explain it to a baby, the baby will understand too, you know.”

53. “Once you hit a certain age you become permanently unimpressed by a lot of shit.”

54. “The problem today is people don’t cherish good people, they try to use them.”

55. “Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you are prejudiced, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get anywhere with that.”

56. “So before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.”

57. “Some people are mad at you because you are not suffering the way they expected you to.”

58. “And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent been revealed in the mouth of the toddlers.”

59. “Justice is in the eyes of everyone, that means the black and the white people… cause until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, it is as much more responsibility as it is mine.”

60. “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.”

61. “Don’t complicate your mind.”

62. “I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you, because once upon a time, you were exactly what I needed.”

63. “Don’t forget your history nor your destiny.”

64. “Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”

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

66. “Some will hate you pretend they love you now then behind they try to eliminate you.”

67. “I don’t stand for black man’s side. I don’t stand for white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.”

68. “Keep calm and chive on.” —As quoted in a 1974 interview with Lester Bangs

69. “Alcohol makes you drunk, man. It doesn’t make you meditate, it just makes you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.”

70. “Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. I don’t dip on the black man’s side, not the white man’s side. I dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.”

71. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.”

72. “In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.”

73. “The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil comes, and I shake hands with the devil. Devil has his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.”

74. “Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think about politics. I just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.”

75. “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 shepherd.”

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76. “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.”

77. “I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.”

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

79. “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.”

80. “Your life is worth much more than gold.”

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81. “When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.”

82. “You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.”

83. “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”

84. “When you smoke (ganja) you don’t want to war.”

85. “Truth is light, so you never give up the fight.”

86. “When one door is closed, many more are open.”

87. “Rastafari is not a culture, it’s a reality.”

88. “Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.”

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

90. “They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!”

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

92. “In the high tide or low tide, I’m gonna be your friend… I’m gonna be your friend!”

93. “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.”

94. “My feet are my only carriage.”

95. “My future is righteousness.”

96. “Put your vision to reality.”

97. “Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.”

98. “I don’t know how to live well. I only know how to suffer.”

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

100. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.”

Although his life was short, the influence he made on the music community throughout the world was enormous. We hope you enjoyed these uplifting, inspiring, and famous Bob Marley quotes. Did we miss any great Bob Marley quotes? Add your quotes in the comments below!


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