27 Quotes by Bob Marley to remind you of his talent

Quotes by Bob MarleyThe late Bob Marley was of course a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon. For me, he is one of the greatest recording artists of all time.

His music blended mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady rhythms into compositions with a very commercial sound and broad appeal.

However, beneath the commercial sound were lyrics with real bite. And that in my opinion is why his songs remain popular to this day.

To have risen from humble beginnings to have the international impact Bob Marley had, then you have to be someone very special and he was, certainly in musical terms.

Here are 27 quotes by Bob Marley to remind you of what a talent the world has lost.

Quotes by Bob Marley (1-10):

  1. Money can’t buy life.
  2. Tell the children the truth.
  3. You have to be someone.
  4. My future is righteousness.
  5. Man is a universe within himself.
  6. None but ourselves can free our minds.
  7. In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.
  8. Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
  9. I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
  10. If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.

Quotes by Bob Marley (11-20):

  1. When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open?
  2. The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
  3. Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
  4. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
  5. I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
  6. What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.
  7. Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight.
  8. Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
  9. 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.
  10. I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.

Quotes by Bob Marley (21-27):

  1. God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

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