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Bob Marley Quotes on Love, Life and Money

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles. His father was a white British naval captain named Norval Sinclair Marley, Bob Marley’s full name is Robert Nesta Marley, It was in 1962 that Marley first released his singles, ‘Do You Still Love Me?,’ ‘Judge Not,’ ‘Terror,’ and ‘One Cup of Coffee’ with the help of recording artist Leslie Kong. Bob Marley is best known for his 1976 album ‘Rastaman Vibration’ which broke several records in the United States. In 2000s, he had received several honors, including the ‘Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Marley was 17 when he met his wife Joe Higgs –  who influenced his mindset and life. Soon after, Higgs begins coaching the new band and helped them with songwriting and singing. Bob Marley died, on May 11, 1981, at the age of 36. Below is a collection of Bob Marley Quotes on Love, Life and Money.

Bob Marley Quotes

Bob Marley quotes about love and life

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

  • “None but ourselves can free our minds.”
  • “One love, one heart, one destiny.”
  • “If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont 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.”
  • “Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
  • “Love the life you live.
  • Live the life you love.”
  • “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.”
  • “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
  • “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, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
  • “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.”
  • “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”
  • “Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.”
  • “I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.”
  • “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.”
  • “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
  • None but ourselves can free our minds.”
  • “Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
  • Live for others, and you will live again.”
  • “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”
Bob Marley quotes about life and happiness

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

  • “Wake up and live”
  • “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”
  • “Judge not unless you judge yourself”
  • “The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?”
  • “The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.”
  • “Love would never leave us alone”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.
  • Every day the bucket a-go a well, one day the bottom a-go drop out.
  • Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.
  • 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.
  • Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.
  • I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.
  • I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.
  • 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.
  • Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.
  • 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.
  • My feet is my only carriage.
  • Put your vision to reality.
  • Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.
  • The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
  • They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!
  • Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.
  • Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.
  • When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can’t take the peace.
  • When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.
  • You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.
  • 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).
  • If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?
  • If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.
  • One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright.
  • Overcome the devils with a thing called love.
  • She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile… what else matters?
  • In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty
  • Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don’t make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.
  • Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.
  • Keep calm and chive on.” —As quoted in a 1974 interview with Lester Bangs
  • You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.
  • I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.
  • Two thousand years of history Black History could not be wiped away so easily.
  • 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…
  • You not supposed to feel down over whatever happen to you. I mean, you’re supposed to use whatever happen to you as some type of upper, not a downer.

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Bob Marley quotes courage

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

  • It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.
  • The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.
  • What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.
  • The harder the battle the sweet of Jah victory.
  • Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.
  • Man can’t do without God. Just like you’re thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can’t go without God.
  • I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.
  • 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.
  • Money can’t buy life.
  • 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.
  • Your life is worth much more than gold.
  • My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
  • One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.
  • Some will hate you pretend they love you now then behind they try to eliminate you.
  • 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.
  • None but ourselves can free our minds.
  • Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.
  • Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
  • It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.
  • Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.
  • 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.
  • The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.


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