Bob Marley…..*Sigh*! Just one word comes to my mind when I think about him, ICONIC.
I was in the car the other night while driving with a heavy heart due to a situation out of my control and this song started playing on the radio.
Don’t worry, about a thing
‘Cause every little thing, gonna be alright
Do you recognise this song? It’s called “Three little birds”. This song is truly calming and helps with stress.
Being a legendary individual and one of the first superstars from the so-called Third World, he took the world by a storm. In this article we are going to discuss several Bob Marley quotes about love.
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Who Was Bob Marley? What Makes Him So Famous?
Allow me to present him to those of you who don’t know about his charming demeanor in the sentences that follow. Bob Marley was no ordinary individual. He was a legend, and the more you learn about him, the more you tend to admire his charming persona.
Born as Robert Nesta Marley in Jamaica, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of reggae music. Marley debuted as a singer, songwriter, and musician in the 1960s. He achieved global success in the 1970s and came to represent Rastafarianism, Jamaican culture, and social activism internationally.
Marley’s enormous success was largely a result of his captivating on-stage persona and commitment to disseminating inspirational themes. Bob was successfully able to use music as a tool for social change. This is what made him so well-known and significant.
He made use of his platform to promote equality, justice, and peace, particularly in his own country Jamaica. Marley’s music presented a unique amalgamation of rocksteady, ska, and reggae. His songs are also known for heartfelt and passionate lyrics.
His songs were focused on addressing social, political, and religious issues. Marley’s music transcended borders and cultures, inspiring millions with his calls for love, unity, harmony and freedom.
Read Further to find some of the most famous Bob Marley quotes about love and life.
Bob Marley Quotes on Life
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.– Bob Marley
Truth is the light.– Bob Marley
And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent been revealed in the mouth of the toddlers–Forever Loving Jah, from the album Uprising (1980)
Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it’s 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
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.– Bob Marley
If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.– Bob Marley
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
It is better to live on the housetop than to live in a house full of confusion.– 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
Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.– Bob Marley
Man is a universe within himself.– Bob Marley
Me is a common sense man. That mean when me explain things, me explain it in a very simple way; that mean if I explain it to a baby, the baby will understand too, you know.– Bob Marley
None but ourselves can free our minds.– Bob Marley
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?– 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
So before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.– Bob Marley
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.– Bob Marley
Tell the children the truth.– Bob Marley
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.– Bob Marley
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.– Bob Marley
Until the end of the world, all whys will be answered, but now, you can only ask!– Bob Marley
You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time.– Bob Marley
What is important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.Until the philosophy which hold one race superior / And another / Inferior / Is finally / And permanently / Discredited / And abandoned / -Everywhere is war – / Me say war.(From the song, “War”, Marley took these lines from a speech by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations General Assembly on 4th October 1963)
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.– 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
All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they’re here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb… herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can’t find no reason.” “All them say is, ‘it make you rebel’. Against what?Interview (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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 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
I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.– Bob Marley
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
Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.– Bob Marley
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
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
Bob Marley Quotes On Love And Relationships
Some will hate you pretend they love you now then behind they try to eliminate you.– 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
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
Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.– 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. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. 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
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 puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?– 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
Love would never leave us alone.– Bob Marley
One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright.One Love (cowritten with Curtis Mayfield), from the album Exodus, originally recorded on The Wailing Wailers (1965).
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
The trust is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.– Bob Marley
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
Inspirational Bob Marley Quotes On Happiness
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
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.—As quoted in a 1974 interview with Lester Bangs
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
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
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
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
Bob Marley quotes on Spirituality
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
Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.– Bob Marley
We Jah people can make it work.– 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
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
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
Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. Me don’t dip on the black man’s side, not the white man’s side. Me dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.– 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
Some people say great God come from the sky 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 devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have 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. We JAH people can make it work.– Bob Marley
Bob Marley Quotes On Money
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
I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.– Bob Marley
Money can’t buy life.– Bob Marley
Your life is worth much more than gold.– Bob Marley
Bob Marley Quotes On Music
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
One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.– Bob Marley
The profound and noble beliefs of a cultural icon are displayed in these Bob Marley quotes about love and peace. They serve as reminders to embrace love, pursue peace, and take responsibility for creating a better world.
Bob Marley’s music still continues to resonate with people. His legacy as a musician, activist, and advocate for love and peace remains strong.
His profound spirituality, musical ability, and sociopolitical insights gave him the power to have an impact on people for many generations which can still be felt even after over forty years of his death.