An inspiring collection of 26 life and love quotes from the legendary Bob Marley.

Robert Marley (aka Bob Marley) was a Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee “Scratch” Perry. Bob Marley served as a world ambassador for reggae music and sold more than 20 million records throughout his career.

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”

– Bob Marley


Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! - Bob Marley

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!”

– Bob Marley


True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it's dark around you. - Bob Marley

“True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.”

– Bob Marley


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. - Bob Marley

“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.”

– Bob Marley


You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. - Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

– Bob Marley


Love the life you live. Live the life you love. - Bob Marley

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

– Bob Marley


If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you won't 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. - Bob Marley

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t 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.”

– Bob Marley


Love, friendship, laughter... Some of the best things in life really are free. - Bob Marley

“Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.”

– Bob Marley


Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living. - Bob Marley

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

– Bob Marley


He's not perfect. You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. - Bob Marley

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can.”

– Bob Marley


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. - Bob Marley

“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.”

– Bob Marley


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. - Bob Marley

“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.”

– Bob Marley


Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections. - Bob Marley

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

– Bob Marley


If you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth. - Bob Marley

“If you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.”

– Bob Marley


In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty. - Bob Marley

“In the abundance of water, a fool is thirsty.”

– Bob Marley


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

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

– Bob Marley


Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you're not ready for judgment. The Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you. - Bob Marley

“Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment. The Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.”

– Bob Marley


Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. - Bob Marley

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more.”

– Bob Marley


Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. - Bob Marley

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.”

– Bob Marley


Love hard when there is love to be had. - Bob Marley

“Love hard when there is love to be had.”

– Bob Marley


Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, Don't you complicate your mind Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. - Bob Marley

“Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, Don’t you complicate your mind Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality.”

– Bob Marley


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. - Bob Marley

“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.”

– Bob Marley


You can't run away from yourself - Bob Marley

“You can’t run away from yourself”

– Bob Marley


What we need is love, to guide and protect us on. - Bob Marley

“What we need is love, to guide and protect us on.”

– Bob Marley


Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? - Bob Marley

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”

– Bob Marley


Your life is worth much more than gold. - Bob Marley

“Your life is worth much more than gold.”

– Bob Marley


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