Bob Marley Quotes – Ultimate Collection

Bob Marley Quotes - Ultimate Collection

Bob Marley Quotes – Ultimate Collection

Enjoy these Bob Marley Quotes on life, love, inspiration and happiness

Bob Marley Quotes - Ultimate Collection

Bob Marley Quotes on:

God (Jah)
Quotes about Bob Marley
Bob Marley Picture Quotes


Bob Marley Inspirational Quotes

  • “You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.”
  • “Don’t give up the fight, Stand up for your rights.”
  • “Two thousand years of history Black History could not be wiped away so easily.”—Zion Train, from the album Uprising (1980)
  • “You have to be someone.”
  • “The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.”
  • “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.”
  • “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.”
  • “It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.”

Bob Marley Quotes on God (Jah)

  • “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.”
  • “Man can’t do without God. Just like you’re thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can’t go without God.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.”
  • “We Jah people can make it work.”
  • “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.” —Get Up, Stand Up (cowritten with Peter Tosh), from the album Burnin’ (1973)
  • “Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.”
  • “I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.”
  • “The harder the battle the sweet of Jah victory.”

Bob Marley Quotes on Money

  • “I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.”
  • “Money can’t buy life.”
  • “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.”
  • “Your life is worth much more than gold.”

Bob Marley Quotes on Music

  • “Hey mister music, sure sounds good to me I can’t refuse it what to be got to be.”
  • My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”
  • “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.”
  • “One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

Bob Marley Quotes on Wisdom

  • “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.” —As quoted in Rolling Stone’s The Immortals (2004)
  • “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)
  • “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.”
  • “What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.” —Interview by Karl Dallas, Rock’s Backpages Audio, July 1975
  • “Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”
  • “None but ourselves can free our minds.”
  • “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”
  • “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.”
  • “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cos every little thing is gonna be alright.” —Three Little Birds, from the album Exodus (1977)
  • “If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.”
  • “You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time.”
  • “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.”
  • “So before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.”
  • “Don’t complicate your mind.”
  • “Truth is the light.”
  • “It is better to live on the house top than to live in a house full of confusion.” —Running Away, from the album Kaya
  • “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”
  • “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.”
  • “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.” —Redemption Song, from the album Uprising (1979)
  • “Man is a universe within himself.”
  • “Until the end of the world, all whys will be answered, but now, you can only ask!”
  • “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.”
  • “Tell the children the truth.”
  • “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”
  • “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.”
  • “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 Quotes on Happiness

  • “Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.”
  • “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” —Zimbabwe, from the album Survival (1979)
  • “Keep calm and chive on.” —As quoted in a 1974 interview with Lester Bangs
  • “In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.”
  • “None but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley
  • “Judge not, before you judge yourself.”
  • “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.”

Bob Marley Quotes on Love

  • “One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright.” —One Love
  • “There will never be no love at all.”
  • “The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love.”
  •  “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.”
  • “Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.”
  • “If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?”
  • “One love, one heart, one destiny.”
  • “The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.”
  • “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.”
  • “Overcome the devils with a thing called love.”
  • “If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.”
  • “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.”
  • “She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile… what else matters?”
  • “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.” —Could You Be Loved, from the album Uprising (1980).
  • “Love would never leave us alone.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “The trust is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

Quotes about Bob Marley

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

Bob Marley Quotes on Relationships

  • “Some will hate you pretend they love you now then behind they try to eliminate you.”
  • “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 Quotes on Life

  • “You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.”
  • “Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.”
  • “In this great future, you can’t forget your past.” —No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)
  • “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.”
  • “Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.”
  • “My future is righteousness.”
  • “I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.”
  • “The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?”
  • “Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.”—Final jamming of Live at the Roxy (recorded 1976).
  • “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.”
  • “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
  • “A hungry mob is an angry mob.” —Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), from the album Natty Dread (1974)
  • “When one door is closed, many more is open.” —Coming in from the Cold, from the album Confrontation
  • “They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!” —Could You Be Loved, from the album Uprising (1979)
  • “I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.”
  • “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.”
  • “My feet is my only carriage.”
  • “When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.”
  • “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” – Bob Marley
  • “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.”
  • “Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.”
  • “Put your vision to reality.”
  • “Every day the bucket a-go a well, one day the bottom a-go drop out.”—I Shot The Sheriff, from the album Burnin’ (1973)
  • “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.”
  • “Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.”
  • “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.” —Zion Train, from the album Uprising (1980)
  • “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.”
  • “Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.”
  • “Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.”
  • “When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can’t take the peace.”

Bob Marley Picture Quotes

Bob Marley Picture Quotes

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