Bob Marley Quotes

60 Bob Marley Quotes On Life, Love And Happiness

Become inspired by the Reggae legend and his most famous quotes on life

60 Bob Marley Quotes

Robert Nesta Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter regarded as one of the forefathers of reggae. Marley’s influential style stood out due to the seamless blending of reggae, ska, and rocksteady elements, as well as his ability to develop a smooth and unique vocal and songwriting style.


Even after his death from cancer three and a half decades ago, he continues to be revered by millions of people around the world and Marley’s images can be found almost everywhere.


Bob Marley was not only a famous singer but an ambassador for reggae music and a spokesperson for millions of young blacks. We have collected 60 of the most inspirational Bob Marley quotes on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in hope of spreading Marley’s wisdom and keeping his legacy alive.

1“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.”

2“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”

3“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

4"Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”

5“I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.”

6“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.”

7“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.”

8"Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you're not ready for judgement."

9“In this great future, you can’t forget your past.”

10“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?”

11“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.”

12“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.”

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

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

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

16“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.”

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

18“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.”

19"Overcome the devils with a thing called love"

20“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.”

21“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.”

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“The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love without the intention of loving her.”

25“Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.”

26“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.”

27“Live the life you love. Love the life you live.”

28“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.”

29“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.

30“One love, one heart, one destiny.”

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

32“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.”

33“Your life is worth much more than gold.”

34“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”

35“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.”

36“Some will hate you pretend they love you now then behind they try to eliminate you.”

37“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.”

38“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.”

39“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.”

40“Some people feel the rain; others just get wet.”

41“My feet is my only carriage.”

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

43“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.”

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

45“In the abundance of water, a fool is thirsty”

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

48“The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”

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

50“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.”

51“Man can’t do without God. Just like you’re thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can’t go without God.”

52“My fear is my only courage.”

53“I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.”

54“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”

55“Never expect God to do for you what you don’t do to others.”

56“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. “

57“You can fool some people sometimes but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

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

59“If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one.”

60“Tell the children the truth.”