150 All-Time Best Bob Marley Quotes

These Bob Marley quotes will leave you happy and inspired, just like his music!

Bob Marley, history's most famous reggae musician, may be best known for spreading good vibes and happiness through his iconic reggae tunes—but there are plenty of Bob Marley love quotes and Bob Marley quotes about life that he's known for, too.

From feel-good reminders that life is good to Bob Marley love quotes that spread care and kindness, trust us: this giant list of the 150 best Bob Marley quotes about life and love will lift your spirits almost as much as one of his famous songs.

Bob Marley Quotes About Life



1. "Hey, lively up yourself." - Bob Marley

2. "I was really into like—they call it spiritual music. ‘Cause it got me revolutionized." - Bob Marley

3. "So much trouble in the world. All you got to do: give a little. " - Bob Marley

4. "Reggae music is the purest music." - Bob Marley

5. "None but ourselves can free our minds." - Bob Marley



6. "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

7. "Such a natural mystic, blowing through the air " - Bob Marley

8. "Long time you fight revolution and when you fight revolution you use guns. You don’t really want talk about revolution until you have guns, right? So me don’t want ever to talk ‘bout revolution because me no never get gun. Me make music. Music is the biggest gun.” " - Bob Marley

9. "If you get down and quarrel every day, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say. " - Bob Marley

10. "You say dabble in Politics? I don’t know what that is. You say stand up and talk for my rights? I know that that is. " - Bob Marley



11. "Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. " - Bob Marley

12. "Rise up this mornin', smile with the risin' sun. " - Bob Marley

13. "Smelling the air when spring comes by raindrops reminds us of youthful days. " - Bob Marley

14. "They don't want to see us live together; all they want us to do is keep on killing one another. " - Bob Marley

15. "Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. " - Bob Marley

16. "Until the color of a man's skin, is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes, me say war. " - Bob Marley

17. "Live if you want to live. " - Bob Marley

18. "Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. " - Bob Marley

19. "If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already. " - Bob Marley

20. "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



21. "Every man got a right to decide his own destiny. " - Bob Marley

22. "We know where we're going; we know where we're from. " - Bob Marley

23. "In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty. " - Bob Marley

24. "Wisdom is better than silver and gold. " - Bob Marley

25. "Me see myself as a revolutionary,wouldn’t want no help and imma take no bribe from no one and fight it single handed with music. " - Bob Marley

26. Man, you got to do your best." - Bob Marley



27. "Wisdom is better than silver and gold. " - Bob Marley

28. "Musicians must be spokespeople for the oppressed masses. " - Bob Marley

29. "The biggest man was a baby one time. " - Bob Marley

30. "Keep calm and chive on. " - Bob Marley

31. "If I am guilty I will pay. " - Bob Marley

32. "Put your vision to reality. " - Bob Marley

33. "There's work to be done. " - Bob Marley

34. "On a hot, sunny day, follow the shadows for rescue. " - Bob Marley

35. "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

36. "Man is a universe within himself. " - Bob Marley



37. "Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet. " - Bob Marley

38. "I rule my destiny. " - Bob Marley

39. "Don't forget your history. " - Bob Marley

40. "That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, Dis a war. " - Bob Marley

41. "Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight. " - Bob Marley

42. "All I have is my life. " - Bob Marley

43. "Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again. " - Bob Marley

44. "We're more than numbers. " - Bob Marley

45. "Everything in life got its purpose, find its reason in every season. " - Bob Marley

46. "Who the cap, fit let them wear it! " - Bob Marley

47. "None but ourselves can free our mind. " - Bob Marley

48. "It takes a revolution to make a solution. " - Bob Marley

49. "Oh, brothers, you should know and not believe. " - Bob Marley

50. "Before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean. " - Bob Marley

51. "Can't run away from yourself. " - Bob Marley

52. "You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time. " - Bob Marley

53. "You have to be someone. " - Bob Marley

54. "In this bright future, you can’t forget your past. " - Bob Marley

55. "But though we bear our burdens now, all afflictions got to end somehow. " - Bob Marley

56. "My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. " - Bob Marley

57. "I have no education, I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool. " - Bob Marley

58. "Tell the children the truth. " - Bob Marley

59. "Truth is the light so you never give up the fight. " - Bob Marley

60. "As a man sow, shall he reap, and I know that talk is cheap. " - Bob Marley

61. "It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail. " - Bob Marley

62. "Don’t complicate your mind. " - Bob Marley

63. "Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you're not ready for judgment. " - Bob Marley



64. "We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool. " - Bob Marley

65. "They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive. " - Bob Marley

66. "He who hide the wrong he did, surely did the wrong thing still. " - Bob Marley

67. "Light up the darkness. " - Bob Marley

68. "Live to fight another day. " - Bob Marley

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

70. "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. " - Bob Marley

71. "Oh, please don't you rock my boat, 'cause I don't want my boat to be rockin' " - Bob Marley

72. "Rise up, fallen fighters. Rise and take your stance again. " - Bob Marley

73. "Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? " - Bob Marley

74. "The lips of the righteous teach many, But fools die for want of wisdom. " - Bob Marley

75. "I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. " - Bob Marley

76. "The day you stop racing is the day you win the race. " - Bob Marley

77. "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

78. "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. " - Bob Marley

79. "Your life is worth much more than gold. " - Bob Marley

80. "How many rivers do we have to cross, before we can talk to the boss? " - Bob Marley

81. "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

82. "Everything's gonna be alright. " - Bob Marley

Bob Marley Quotes About Love

83. "What we need is love, to guide and protect us on. " - Bob Marley

84. "Let love come running in, darlin', " - Bob Marley

85. "Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. " - Bob Marley

86. "It take a joyful sound, to make a world go 'round. " - Bob Marley

87. "Why not help each other on the way? Make it much easier. " - Bob Marley

88. "We got to realize we are one people. " - Bob Marley

89. "In life I know there’s lots of grief, but your love is my relief. " - Bob Marley

90. "They don't want us to unite: all they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. " - Bob Marley

91. "They say love is a stream that will find its course. " - Bob Marley



92. "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. " - Bob Marley

93. "If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. " - Bob Marley

94. "One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right. " - Bob Marley

95. "You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. " - Bob Marley

96. "The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her. " - Bob Marley

97. "Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections. " - Bob Marley

98. "Some will hate you pretend they love you now then behind they try to eliminate you. " - Bob Marley

99. "Overcome the devils with a thing called love. " - Bob Marley

110. "Is this love that I'm feelin'? " - Bob Marley

101.  "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

102. "There will never be no love at all. " - Bob Marley

103. "No, woman, no cry. " - Bob Marley

104. "Now you get what you want, do you want more? " - Bob Marley

105. "Make love and not war! 'Cause we don't need no trouble. " - Bob Marley

106. "It's me love that you're running from. " - Bob Marley

107. "Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. " - Bob Marley

108. "If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another? " - Bob Marley

109. "True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you. " - Bob Marley

110. "My heart says follow t'rough. " - Bob Marley

111. "What's wrong with loving one another? " - Bob Marley

112. "Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes. " - Bob Marley

113. "When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet. " - Bob Marley

114. "We like to be free like birds in a tree. " - Bob Marley

115. "Could you be loved and be loved? " - Bob Marley

116. "You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? " - Bob Marley

117. "What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind. " - Bob Marley

118. "Oh, so happy we will be sharing the love that is free. " - Bob Marley

119. "It's your love that I'm waiting on. " - Bob Marley

120. "Where did it all begin? Where will it end? " - Bob Marley

121. "I'm gonna be your friend in high tide or in low tide. " - Bob Marley

122. "Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. " - Bob Marley

123. "You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day. " - Bob Marley

124. "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. " - Bob Marley

125. "If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. " - Bob Marley

126. "Love has come to bloom again. " - Bob Marley

127. "Got to build our love on one foundation. " - Bob Marley

128. "I wish I was the music that rock your soul. " - Bob Marley

129. "Don't treat me like a puppet on a string. " - Bob Marley

130. "Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. " - Bob Marley

131. "You find strength in knowing that you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. " - Bob Marley

132. "Hit me with music now. " - Bob Marley

133. "The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special. " - Bob Marley



134. "Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. " - Bob Marley

135. "The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. " - Bob Marley

136. "Once a man and twice a child " - Bob Marley

137. "The beauty of love. The love of beauty. The greener you are, the wiser you will be. " - Bob Marley

138. "Don't let them fool ya, or even try to school ya. " - Bob Marley

139. "The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. " - Bob Marley

140. "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. " - Bob Marley

141. "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

142. "You think it's the end, but it's just the beginning. " - Bob Marley

143. "Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there. " - Bob Marley

144. "And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent has been revealed in the mouth of the toddlers. " - Bob Marley

145. "Everyone you see has a heart desire. " - Bob Marley

146. "Heal with loneliness, heartaches and teardrops " - Bob Marley

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

148. "Forget your troubles and dance. " - Bob Marley

149. "I don't wanna wait in vain for your love. " - Bob Marley

150. "One love, one heart, one destiny. " - Bob Marley

151. "Don't jump in the water, if you can't swim. " - Bob Marley

152. "Love, friendship, laughter… some of the best things in life really are free. " - Bob Marley

153. "When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open. " - Bob Marley

154. "Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living. " - Bob Marley

155. "Don't let them change ya, or even rearrange ya. " - Bob Marley

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