Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley (1945-1981) was a Jamaican musician and a political activist. He was the front man of reggae bands The Wailers and Bob Marley & the Wailers . He is the most famous performer of reggae music, and helped spread Jamaican music to a mainstream, worldwide audience. Here are 20 of Bob Marley’s best quotes.
His compilation album, Legend, released three years after Marley’s death, is the best-selling reggae album ever made (10 times platinum), with sales of more than 12 million copies.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
-and I don’t live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure you hands are clean!
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
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.
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
To love is to risk, not being loved in return. to hope is to risk pain. to try is to risk failure. but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in my life is to risk nothing.
Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.
Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you’re not ready for judgment.
I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I’m stronger.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.
One lifetime is not enough to live.
Don’t gain the world & lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
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!
Overcome the devils with a thing called love.
One good thing about music — when it hits you, you feel no pain.
For more quotes from this author, visit the Bob Marley Author Page for a more extensive listing.