Bob Marley: 20 Insightful Quotes from This Music Legend

Bob Marley is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians to ever walk on this planet. Therefore, it was no surprise when fans from all around the globe took to social media yesterday to celebrate this great man on the day he would have turned 74.

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Jamaica and in his 36 years alive, he became famous and loved for his unique blend of reggae music. Even till today, 38 years after his passing, Bob Marley’s song are still sources of inspiration and still has massive influence on the world’s music, fashion, culture and political scene.

A UN Peace Medal holder, Marley lived an exceptional and fulfilling life in his short time on earth. His philosophy of peace and love is still being preached by many today. To celebrate this great man, let us took at 20 of Bob Marley’s insightful quotes:

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

  • 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.

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

  • You can’t just live in that negative way. Make way for that positive day.

  • Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our mind.

  • The good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain.

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

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

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

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

  • Every man has the right to decide his own destiny.

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

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

  • Man is a universe within himself.

  • If she is amazing, she won’t be easy. If she is easy, she won’t be amazing. If she is worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.

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

  • You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.

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

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

  • Overcome the devils with a thing called love.


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