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Bob Marley Quotes about Love and Life

Filed in Quote by on March 18, 2022

          – Bob Marley Quotes – 

Apart from being an outstanding musician and a wonderful man, Robert Nesta Marley’s lyrics are filled with quotes that urge us to find a higher purpose in life. Read on for a compilation of insightful Bob Marley quotes.

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Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who is renowned for being a pacesetter of reggae music. his music style was a combination of reggae, ska and rocksteady coupled with his outstanding vocals and a distinctive writing style. 

These Bob Marley quotes are coined from interviews, song lyrics and excerpts from his everyday life.

Bob Marley Live Life Quotes

1. I believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.

2. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold – Zion Train, from the album Uprising (1980)

3. In this great future, you can’t forget your past. —No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)

4. 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.

5. 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.

6.  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.

7. Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

8. Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.

9. 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)

10. 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 quotes

Live Your Best Life Quotes

11. Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.

12. I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.

13. 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.

14. I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.

15. Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.

16. Love the life you live, live the life you love.

17. 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.

18. My feet is my only carriage.

19.  My future is righteousness.

20. Put your vision to reality.

21. Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.

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22.  Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.

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

24. They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!

25. Could You Be Loved, from the album Uprising (1979)

26. Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.

27. Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight. – Final jamming of Live at the Roxy (recorded 1976).

28. When one door is closed, many more is open.

29. Coming in from the Cold, from the album Confrontation

30. When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can’t take the peace.

31. When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.

32. You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.

33. 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.

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Love and Happiness Quotes

34. Live the life you love. Love the life you live.

35. 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.

36. Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.

37. 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).

38. If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?

39. If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.

40. Love would never leave us alone.

41. One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright. – One Love (co-written with Curtis Mayfield), from the album Exodus, originally recorded on The Wailing Wailers (1965).

42. Overcome the devils with a thing called love.

43. She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile… what else matters?

44. The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.

45. The trust is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

46. 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.

47. There will never be no love at all.

48. One love, one heart, one destiny.

Uplifting Bob Marley Quotes

49. Love the life you live. live the life you love

50. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

51. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.

52. The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

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53. Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

54. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

55. Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me

56. Every man got the right to decide his own destiny

57. When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.

58. Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.

59. When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open

60. 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.

61. Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

62. Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.

63. Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others and you will live again.

64. Just because you are happy, it does not mean that the day is perfect, but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.

65. Don’t complicate your mind.

66. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.

67. The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.

68. You just can’t live in that negative way… make way for the positive day.

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

70. Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.

71. Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

72. I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you, because once upon a time, you were exactly what I needed.

73. My fear is my only courage.

74. 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…

75. Forget your troubles and dance.

76. Love would never leave us alone.

77. The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

78. The mind replays what the heart can’t delete.

79. Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.

80. If you get down and quarrel every day, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.

81. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.

82. 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 jealously. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!

83. 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.

84. Tell the children the truth.

85. Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.

86. Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.

87. In this bright future you can’t forget your past.

88. Money can’t buy life.

89. The roads been rocky, but it sure feels good to me.

90. Man is a universe within himself.

91. If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one.

92. I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.

93. She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile… What else matters?

94. Overcome the devils with a thing called love.

95. 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.

Perspective Quotes

96. Forget how much it hurts and try again.

97. It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.

98. I didn’t change, I just found myself.

99. 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.

100. My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

101. 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.

102. You have to be someone.

103. And no matter what game they play we got something they can never take away.

104. I believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.

105. The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

106. You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid of life. You can’t entertain a man who has no food.

107. 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.

108. The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.

109. The biggest coward is a man who awakens a women’s love with no intention of loving her.

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110. If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.

111. What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.

112. None but ourselves can free our minds.

113. I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.

114. One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

115. I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.

116. Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.

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

118. I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.

119. Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad but it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living.

120. It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.

121. Never expect God to do for you what you don’t do to others.

122. 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.

123. Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

124. You can fool some people sometimes but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

125. They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!

126. Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight. Bob Marley Quotes.

127. When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open?

128. 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.

129. When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.

130. 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.

131. The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love.

132. 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.

133. Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

134. Every man got the right to decide his own destiny.”

Life is complicated but a collection of insightful Bob Marley Quotes will definitely help. If this has been useful to you in any way, do not forget to share on your preferred social platform.

CSN Team.

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