25 Bob Marley Quotes That Will Awaken You

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Bob Marley was not only a legend in the music industry, but in the human rights movement, in creativity, in the peace movement, and so much more. Marley’s words of wisdom, love, and non-conformity will never be forgotten, and will be relevant for years to come. Here are the 25 greatest Bob Marley quotes you will ever come across.


Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life – Bob Marley

Bob Marley is expressing the infamous saying “if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.”


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

In this quote Marley is simply expressing the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations. The fact he still so well known even to today’s generation is proof that his belief surpassed the limits of the universe.

Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others and you will live again. – Bob Marley

Marley was a selfless man, he constantly tried to preach the benefits of helping others, living for others and not himself.

Overcome the devils with a thing called love. – Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s music was all about peace, love, and serenity, and this quote is just a reminder of the power love has.

The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her. – Bob Marley

Once again, the selfless Rasta King believed in “love” not “lust.”

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

Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgement. – 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

Light up the darkness. – Bob Marley

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. – Bob Marley

Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me. – Bob Marley

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

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. – Bob Marley

My future is righteousness. – Bob Marley

Love the life you live. Live the life you love. – Bob Marley

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

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. – Bob Marley

The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley

Love would never leave us alone. – Bob Marley

Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright. – Bob Marley

When the race gets hard to run, it means you just can’t take the pace. – Bob Marley

Don’t forget your history, nor your destiny. – Bob Marley

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. – Bob Marley

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. – Bob Marley

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

There you have it, 25 of the most eye-opening, system-changing, peace-preaching quotes by the Rasta legend, Bob Marley.



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By Steve Brogdon [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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