87 Bob Marley Quotes on Money, Happiness & Peace

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These are the best quotes from the late Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley on money, happiness, peace and much more. Check them out!

Inspirational Bob Marley Quotes On Life

1.  “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

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

3. “When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.”

4. “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!”

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

6. 'When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

7. “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.”

8. “Never expect God to do for you what you don’t do to others.”

9. “Don’t forget your history nor your destiny.”

10. “Some people say great God come from the sky take away everything and make everybody feel high, but if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.”

11. “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.”

12.  “I didn’t change, I just found myself.”

“I didn’t change, I just found myself.” Bob Marley

13. “You have to be someone.”

14. “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.”

15. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.”

16. “Put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”

 

Bob Marley Quotes on Money

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

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

18. “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”

19. “If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.”

20. “The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too. So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you.”

21. 'Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

22. “Your life is worth much more than gold.”

23. “I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.”

24. “Money can’t buy life.”

25. “Possession make you rich? I don’t have that type of richness. My richness is life, forever.”

 

Bob Marley Quotes on Happiness

26.  “Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.” Bob Marley

“Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.” Bob Marley

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

28. “Every man got the right to decide his own destiny.”

29. “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.”

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

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

32. 'Don’t worry about a thing, cos every little thing is gonna be alright.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

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

34. “Light up the darkness.”

35. “I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.”

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

37. 'Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

38. “None but ourselves can free our minds.”

39. “Keep calm and chive on.”

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

41. “Just can’t live that negative way… make way for the positive day.”

 

Bob Marley Quotes on Freedom, Justice & Peace

42.  “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” Bob Marley

“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” Bob Marley

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

44. “If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.”

45. “If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.”

46. “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.”

47. 'Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

48. “They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!”

49. “Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.”

50. “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.”

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

52. “You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time.”

53. 'You ain’t gonna miss your water until your well runs dry.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

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

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

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

57. “Inside of yourself there is a truth, which is G-d. And if you’re gonna do something, than do it for the benefit of righteousness.”

58. “God create you to be free. Free up yourself, otherwise you worthless.”

59. 'Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgement.' Bob Marley Click To Tweet

60. “Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.”

61. “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”

62. “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.”

63. “We got to fight the system, because God never made no difference between black, white, blue, pink or green. People is people, y’know. That’s the message we try to spread.”

64. “Truth is the light.”

65. “And what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent been revealed in the mouth of the toddlers”

66. “Two thousand years of history Black History could not be wiped away so easily.”—Zion Train, from the album Uprising (1980)

 

Bob Marley Quotes on Friends

67. “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

68. “The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special.”

69. “Man is a universe within himself.”

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

71. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.”

72. 'Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.' Click To Tweet

73. “Your worst enemy could be your best friend and your best friend your worst enemy.”

74. “You find strength in knowing that you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.”

 

Bob Marley Quotes on Women and Love

75. 'If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one.' Click To Tweet

76. “Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.”

77. “One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright.”

78. “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.”

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

80. “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.”

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

82. 'The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.' Click To Tweet

83. “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.”

84. “What’s important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.”

85. “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.”

86. “The mind replays what the heart can’t delete.”

87. “I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you, because once upon a time, you were exactly what I needed.”

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