Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He was the frontman, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 - 1981).
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Bob Marley truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
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, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere.
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.
The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
Don't let them fool ya,Or even try to school ya! Oh, no!We've got a mind of our own,So go to hell if what you're thinking is not right!Love would never leave us alone,A-yin the darkness there must come out to light.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?
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.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
You have to be someone.
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.
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.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.
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.
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
I don't believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
Money can't buy life.
Tell the children the truth.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
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.
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.
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.
If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.
My future is righteousness.
When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.
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.
In this bright future you can't forget your past.
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.
Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.
If you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.
The biggest man you're ever going to see was once a baby.
Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it's like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn't exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day's work and always brings a smile to your face.
Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don't make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.
Facts an' facts, an' t'ings an t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin' bullshit.
Hear me! Dere is no truth but de one truth, an' that is the truth of Jah Rastafari.