22 Inspirational Bob Marley Quotes To Celebrate The Reggae King

Published February 6, 2016
Updated February 12, 2019

Look back on the life of one of reggae's heroes — and learn to better appreciate your own life — with these inspiring Bob Marley quotes.

February 6th marks what would have been the 71st birthday of the most famous reggae musician of all time, Bob Marley. Nearly 35 years after his death, he remains an inspiration to millions worldwide. His philosophy of peace and love too often goes unheeded, which is why we wish to commemorate his life today with these insightful Bob Marley quotes:

Bob Marley Quotes
The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.Paul Weinberg

What Makes Life Worth It
Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes it all worth living.Flickr

Bob Marley Quotes Mic
You just can't live in that negative way. Make way for that positive day.Flickr

Bob Marley Quotes Tears
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.Wikipedia

Bob Marley Quotes Colors
Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like tos ee happen. I like to see mankind live together... that's all.

Bob Marley Quotes Dandy Lion
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.DeviantArt/Mike McNary

Bob Marley Quotes Graffiti
I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I'm stronger.Wikimedia

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

Bob Marley On Loving Life
Love the life you live, live the life you love.

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

Bob Marley Quotes Lion
The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.DeviantArt/Mike McNary

Bob Marley Quotes On Destiny
Every man has the right to decide his own destiny.Wikimedia

Bob Marley Quotes Mural
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?Wikimedia

Bob Marley Quote On Love
Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.DeviantArt

Bob Marley Quotes Pencil
Man is a universe within himself.DeviantArt

Bob Marley Quotes Performing
Overcome the devils with a thing called love.Flickr

Bob Marley Quotes Pointing
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.Wikimedia

Bob Marley On Freedom
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.DeviantArt

Bob Marley On Strength
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.Flickr/Steve Bennett

Everyone Is Going To Hurt You
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.DeviantArt

Being Vulnerable
Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.Flickr

Bob Marley Quotes Sunset
Don't trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.Pixabay

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Erin Kelly
An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.