Bob Marley Quotes That Can Change Your Life

Robert Nesta Marley, OM popularly known as Bob marley is a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He is considered as one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as forging a smooth and distinctive vocal and songwriting style. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.

Bob Marley was born on 6 February 1945 in Nine MileSaint Ann Parish, Jamaica. Bob was born to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Booker. Norval Marley was a white Jamaican originally from Sussex, who claimed to have been a captain in the Royal Marines and Cedella Booker was an Afro-Jamaican.

In February 1962, Marley recorded four songs, “Judge Not“, “One Cup of Coffee”, “Do You Still Love Me?” and “Terror”, at Federal Studios for local music producer Leslie Kong. Three of the songs were released on Beverley’s with “One Cup of Coffee” being released under the pseudonym Bobby Martell.

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Bob Marley and Neville Livingston had been childhood friends in Nine Mile. They had started to play music together while at Stepney Primary and Junior High School. In 1963, Bob began his professional musical career after forming Bob Marley and the Walkers. In 1965, the group released its debut studio album ‘The Wailing Wailers’ which contained the single “One Love/People Get Ready”. This song became immensely popular. 

A statue was inaugurated, next to the national stadium on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston to commemorate him. He married Alpharita Constantia “Rita” Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966. Marley had many children: four with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita’s previous relationships, and several others with different women. The Bob Marley official website acknowledges 11 children.

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Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others and you will live again.” -Bob Marley


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


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


Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” -Bob Marley


“You just can’t live in that negative way… make way for the positive day.”-Bob Marley

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


“Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.”-Bob Marley


“My life has great meaning to me, so I really searched to find to see if God is here.” -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


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

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“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


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


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

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


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


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


Find Your Universe. “Man is a universe within himself.”-Bob Marley


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

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


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


“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.” -Bob Marley


“In this great future, you can’t forget your past.” -Bob Marley


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

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“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


“Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.”-Bob Marley


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


“And don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”-Bob Marley


“I know that I’m not perfect and that I don’t claim to be, so before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.”-Bob Marley


“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. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”-Bob Marley


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

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


“One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright.” -Bob Marley


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


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

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


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


“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


“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.”-Bob Marley


“In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.”-Bob Marley

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“Judge not, before you judge yourself.”-Bob Marley


“You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.”-Bob Marley


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


“Two thousand years of history Black History could not be wiped away so easily.”-Bob Marley


“You have to be someone.”-Bob Marley

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


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


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


“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


“The harder the battle the sweet of Jah victory.”-Bob Marley

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“Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.”-Bob Marley


“We Jah people can make it work.”-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


“Money can’t buy 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

Bob Marley Quotes

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


“Hey mister music, sure sounds good to me I can’t refuse it what to be got to be.”-Bob Marley


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


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

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“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.”-Bob Marley


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


“Who are you to judge the life I live? I am not perfect and I don’t have to be! Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.”-Bob Marley


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


“Truth is the light.”-Bob Marley

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“And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent been revealed in the mouth of the toddlers” -Bob Marley


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


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


“Don’t complicate your mind.”-Bob Marley


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

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“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind. Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.” -Bob Marley


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


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

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“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


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


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


“Keep calm and chive on.” -Bob Marley

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“There will never be no love at all.”-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


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


“If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?”-Bob Marley


“Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.”-Bob Marley

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“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 make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.”-Bob Marley


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


“Love the life you live, live the life you love.”-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


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

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“My future is righteousness.”-Bob Marley


“I remember in college listening, and not agreeing with his whole philosophy necessarily, but raising my awareness how people outside of our country were thinking about the struggle for jobs and dignity and freedom.” —Barack Obama


“Put your vision to reality.”-Bob Marley


“Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.”-Bob Marley


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

Bob Marley Quotes

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


“They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!” -Bob Marley


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


“Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.”-Bob Marley


“When one door is closed, many more is open.” -Bob Marley

Bob Marley Quotes

“When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can’t take the peace.”-Bob Marley


“When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.”-Bob Marley


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


“He rivals the government as a political force.” —Time magazine

Conclusion

Although Bob Marley’s life was short but he taught us many things which we can implement in our life and learn from him. I hope you enjoyed these famous and uplifting quotes by Bob Marley. If you do please share it with your loved and dear ones.

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Gaurav Ramani is the founder of Quotes HUB. Gaurav has been exploring India from the last 2 years traveling to different places, exploring nature, new cultures and traditions. During his engineering days, he saw a lot of people being stressed-out because of their lives and the hatred in them for others being succeeding in their lives. So he thought why not to start inspiring people that "YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE" and nobody can replace you. His mission is simply to inspire people by the successful people around them and inspire others to live their dreams.