This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Friday, February 14, 2014

Best Quotes by Bob Marley

Bob Marley
Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley OM) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He was the frontman, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 - 1981).  He is the most widely known performer of ska/reggae music, and is often credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.

Here are some of his best quotes:


“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

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

“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 your hands are clean!”

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

“None but ourselves can free our minds.”

“One love, one heart, one destiny.”

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

“Don't gain the world and lose your soul,
Wisdom is better than silver or gold.”

“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”

“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.”

“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!”

“Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.”

“The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”

“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.”

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze 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.” 

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again.”

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

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.”

“Judge not unless you judge yourself.”

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

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

“Love would never leave us alone.”

“You have to be someone.”

“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.” 

“Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.”

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.”

“Overcome the devils with a thing called love.”

 “You can fool some people some times but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

“It's your own conscience that is gonna remind you that it's your heart and nobody else's
that is gonna judge.”

“You can't find the right roads when the streets are paved.”

“Your worst enemy could be your best friend and your best friend your worst enemy.” Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy”

“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”

“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.”

“In this bright future you can't forget your past.”

 “The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.”

 “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.”

“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...”

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

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.”

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

 “She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile… what else matters?”

“If you get down and you quarrel everyday, you're saying praises to the devil, I say.”

“When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the peace.”

“Until the end of the world, all whys will be answered, but now,you can only ask!”

“Don't forget your history nor your destiny.” 

 “Man is a universe within himself.”

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”

“Money can't buy you life.”

“My future is righteousness.”

“I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I'm stronger.”

“Light up the darkness.”

“The truth an offense but not a sin.” 

3 comments:

Bharath Pinneboiena said...
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vamshi a said...


Thank you for sharing such a nice collection of motivational quotes.
Every morning I read few so that I can stay energized through
the rest of the day.
bob marley quotes

MY's said...

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” it is one of the best quote of compare all bob marely quotes.