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Bob Marley Quotes

Bob Marley Quotes

Born on February 6, 1945, Bob Marley started out with the band The Wailers, the greatest band of Jamaica. Together they bought up the beat that conquered the world. In 1974, after the Wailers disbanded, Marley pursued a solo career and continued to popularize reggae music, becoming a global inspiration and mainstream icon. Bob Marley continued to inspire and enlighten with his lyrics and words, through his music as well as in recorded interviews and concerts. We have come up with his most inspiring Bob Marley Quotes that can help brighten your day, and could even change your life if it gets you into a better frame of mind on a daily basis.

Bob Marley Quotes and Sayings
Open your eyes, and look within are you satisfied with the life you’re living

Bob Marley Quotes About Friends

  • “I mean it, when I analyze these things To me, it makes a lot of sense”


  • “If you know your history Then you would know where you coming from Then you wouldn’t have to ask me Who the heck do I think I am”


  • “I want to love you, and treat you right”


  • “I want to love you, every day and every night”
Bob Marley Quotes About Friends
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny and in this judgement, there is no partiality
  • “Is this love that I’m feelin’?”


  • “I remember when we used to sit In the government yard in Trenchtown, observing the ‘hypocrites As they would mingle with the good people we meet”


  • “Good friends we have, good friends we’ve lost Along the way. In this great future, you can’t forget your past”


  • “My feet is my only carriage, So I’ve got to push on through. But while I’m gone, I mean, Everything’s gonna be all right!”


  • “Woman, little sister, don’t shed no tears”


  • “Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!”


  • “Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!”


  • “Preacherman, don’t tell me, Heaven is under the earth. I know you don’t know What life is really worth.”


  • “It’s not all that glitters is gold”


  • “Most people think, Great God will come from the skies, Take away everything And make everybody feel high.”


  • “If you know what life is worth, You will look for yours on earth And now you see the light”


  • “We sick an’ tired of-a your ism-skism game Dyin’ ‘n’ goin’ to heaven in-a Jesus’ name, Lord.”


  • “We know when we understand: Almighty God is a living man. You can fool some people sometimes, But you can’t fool all the people all the time.”


  • “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright”


  • “Singin’ don’t worry about a thing, I won’t worry ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright”


  • “Could you be loved and be loved?”


  • “Don’t let them fool ya Or even try to school ya! 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 in the darkness ya must come out to light”


  • “Don’t let them change ya, Or even rearrange ya! We’ve got a life to live”
Bob Marley Sayings
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul wisdom is better than silver and gold
  • “They say, only, Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive Stay alive!”


  • “Every little action There’s a reaction”


  • “Can’t you see what you’ve done for me, I am happy inside all, all of the time”

Bob Marley Quotes On Love

  • “When I meet you around the corner You make me feel like a sweepstake winner”


  • “When I meet you around the corner, I said, baby, never let me be a loner And then you hold me tight, you make me feel all right”


  • “Satisfy my soul, That’s all I want you to do, that’s all I’ll take from you”
Bob Marley Quotes On Love
One love one heart let’s get together and feel alright
  • “One love One heart Let’s get together and feel alright”


  • “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright”


  • “There is one question I’d really love to ask Is there a place for the hopeless sinners Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own”


  • “Have pity on those whose chances grows thinner There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of creation”


  • “This could be the first trumpet Might as well be the last Many more will have to suffer Many more will have to die”


  • “Things are not the way they used to be I won’t tell no lie One and all got to face reality now”


  • “Though I try to find the answer To all the questions they ask Though I know it’s impossible To go living through the past”
Bob Marley Quotes Image
One good thing about music when, it hits you feel no pain
  • “I hope you like jammin’ too Ain’t no rules, ain’t no vow You can do it anyhow”


  • “I will see you through But every day we pay the price Come a little sacrifice Jammin’ ’til the jam is through”


  • “To think that jammin’ was a thing of the past”


  • “No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won’t bow Neither can be bought nor sold We all defend the right, Jah-Jah children must unite ‘Cause life is worth much more than gold”


  • “I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love”


  • “From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl, My heart says follow t’rough”


  • “I know, now, that I’m way down on your line, But the waitin’ feel is fine So don’t treat me like a puppet on a string, ‘Cause I know I have to do my thing.”


  • “Don’t talk to me as if you think I’m dumb”
Bob Marley Quotes for Instagram
There is one question I’d really love to ask is there a place for the hopeless sinners who has hurt all mankind just to save his own
  • “If summer is here, I’m still waiting there; Winter is here, And I’m still waiting there.”


  • “Like I said: It’s been three years since I’m knockin’ on your door, And I still can knock some more”


  • “Ya see, in life I know there’s lots of grief, But your love is my relief”

Bob Marley Quotes Image

  • “Tears in my eyes burn While I’m waiting – while I’m waiting for my turn”


  • “We gonna walk, all right, through the roads of creation We’re the generation, tell me why Trod through great tribulation”


  • “Open your eyes, and look within Are you satisfied With the life you’re living”
Bob Marley Quotes Image
Preacherman, don’t tell me heaven is under the earth. I know you don’t know what life is really worth
  • “We know where we’re going We know where we’re from We’re leaving Babylon We’re going to our father land”


  • “Jah come to break downpression Rule equality Wipe away transgression Set the captives free”


  • “Man to man is so unjust, children You don’t know who to trust Your worst enemy could be your best friend And your best friend your worst enemy”


  • “Only your friend know your secrets So only he could reveal it”


  • “Some will hate you, pretend they love you now Then behind they try to eliminate you”


  • “Who Jah bless, no one curse Thank God We’re past the worse”


  • “Hypocrites and parasites Will come up and take a bite And if your night should turn to day A lot of people would run away”


  • “My hand was made strong By the hand of the almighty We forward in this generation”


  • “Won’t you help to sing These songs of freedom ‘Cause all I ever have Redemption songs”


  • “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds”


  • “Have no fear for atomic energy ‘Cause none of them can stop the time”


  • “How long shall they kill our prophets While we stand aside and look Oh! Some say it’s just a part of it We’ve got to fulfill the book”


  • “All I ever had Redemption songs These songs of freedom”


  • “Why do you look so sad and forsaken When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open”


  • “Would you let the system make you kill your brotherman?”


  • “Would you make the system get on top of your head again?”


  • “Well, the biggest man you ever did see was was just a baby”


  • “We’re taking it easy Got to take it slow”


  • “Excuse me while I light my spliff Oh God I gotta take a lift From reality I just can’t drift That’s why I’m staying with this riff”


  • “Bless my eyes this morning Jah sun is on the rise once again The way earthly things are going Anything can happen”
Bob Marley Captions
You see in life I know there’s lots of grief but your love is my relief
  • “You see men sailing on their ego trips Blast off on their spaceships Million miles from reality No care for you, no care for me”


  • “So you think you’ve found the solution But it’s just another illusion”


  • “Don’t leave another cornerstone standing there behind”

Bob Marley Quotes Strong

  • “We’ve got to face the day We come what may We the street people talking Yeah, we the people struggling”


  • “Now they are sitting on a time bomb Now I know the time has come”


  • “What goes on up is coming on down Goes around and comes around”
Bob Marley Quotes Strong
Love would never leave us alone in the darkness you must come out to light
  • “She love to party, have a good time She looks so hearty, feeling fine She loves to smoke, sometime shiftin’ coke She’ll be laughin’ when there ain’t no joke”


  • “A pimper’s paradise, that’s all she was”


  • “She loves to model up in the latest fashion She’s in the scramble and she moves with passion”


  • “She’s getting high, trying to fly the sky Eh, now she is bluesing when there ain’t no blues”


  • “Don’t lose track, don’t lose track of yourself, Don’t be just a stock, a stock on the shelf”


  • “Some a-lawful, some a-bastard, some a-jacket Oh, what a rat race, yeah!”


  • “I’m singin’ When the cat’s away The mice will play”


  • “I’m sayin’ When you think it’s peace and safety A sudden destruction Collective security for surety, yeah!”


  • “Don’t forget your history Know your destiny In the abundance of water The fool is thirsty”
Bob Marley Quotes for Whatsapp
We’ll fight this little struggle ’cause that’s the only way we can overcome our little trouble
  • “Oh, it’s a disgrace To see the human-race In a rat race”


  • “You got the horse race You got the dog race You got the human race But this is a rat race”


  • “Some, they say, see them Walking up the street They say we’re going wrong To all the people we meet But-a we won’t worry We won’t shed no tears We found a way To cast away the fears, forever”


  • “So, old man river Don’t cry for me I’ve got a running stream Of love, you see So, no matter what stages they put us through We’ll never be blue No matter what rages they put us through We’ll never be blue We’ll be forever, yeah”


  • “’Cause only a fool lean upon his own misunderstanding, And then what has been hidden From the wise and the prudent, been revealed to the babe and the suckling In everything, in every day”


  • “Just like a tree planted by the rivers of water That bringeth forth fruits Bringeth forth fruits in due season Everything in life got its purpose Find its reason In every season, forever”


  • “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny And in this judgment there is no partiality”


  • “We’ll fight this little struggle ‘Cause that’s the only way We can overcome our little trouble”


  • “No more internal power struggle We come together to overcome the little trouble Soon we’ll find out who is the real revolutionary ‘Cause I don’t want my people to be contrary”
Bob Marley Love
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds
  • “To divide and rule could only tear us apart In everyman chest, there beats a heart”


  • “Soon we’ll find out who is the real revolutionary And I don’t want my people to be tricked by mercenaries”


  • “Which man can save his brother’s soul? Oh man, it’s just self control”

Bob Marley Quotes About Relationship

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


  • “Two thousand years of history Could not be wiped away so easily”


  • “They said the Zion train is comin’ our way You got a ticket, so thank the Lord”
Bob Marley Quotes About Relationship
I want to love you, and treat your right
  • “I shot the sheriff, but I didn’t shoot no deputy”


  • “I shot him down and I say If I am guilty I will pay”


  • “Reflexes had got the better of me And what is to be must be”


  • “Until the philosophy Which hold one race superior and another Inferior Is finally And permanently Discredited And abandoned Everywhere is war”


  • “That until there no longer First class and second class citizens of any nation Until the color of a man’s skin Is of no more significance than the color of his eyes Me say war”


  • “That until the basic human rights Are equally guaranteed to all Without regard to race Dis a war”


  • “That until that day The dream of lasting peace, World citizenship Rule of international morality Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, But never attained Now everywhere is war”


  • “Rumors of war And until that day, The African continent Will not know peace”


  • “We Africans will fight we find it necessary And we know we shall win As we are confident In the victory”


  • “I said, you’re working iniquity To achieve vanity But the goodness of Jah, I-dureth forever”


  • “These are the words Of my master, keep on tellin’ me No weak heart Shall prosper And whosoever diggeth a pit Shall fall in it”


  • “If you are the big tree, let me tell you that We are the small axe, sharp and ready Ready to cut you down”


  • “You’re gonna lively up yourself and don’t be no drag”


  • “What you got that I don’t know? I’m trying to wonder, why you act so lively up yourself”


  • “When the morning gather the rainbow Want you to know I’m a rainbow too To the rescue here I am”


  • “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain”
Bob Marley Quotes & Sayings Image
To divide and rule could only tear us apart in everyman chest there beats a heart
  • “Forget your sorrows and dance Forget your troubles and dance Forget your sickness and dance Forget your weakness and dance, I say”


  • “Cost of livin’ gets so high The rich and poor they start to cry And now the weak must get strong, they say”

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