Over the course of history, there have been a ton of great musicians. There have also been many great artists. But, Bob Marley was so much more than that.
Bob Marley is a cultural icon, leaving a lasting impact on the world through his music, personal views, and more. His legacy lives on not only through his songs, and through his children who are following in his musical footsteps, but also through his powerful thoughts and beliefs, frozen in time forever via many quotes of his that have now become famous.
On what would have been Marley's 73rd birthday -- February 6th -- and in honor of Black History Month, we are taking a look back on some of the most inspirational, uplifting, and important Bob Marley lyrics and quotes from this truly tremendous figure in music and cultural history. Read on below.
"Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
"One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel all right."
"Money can't buy life."
"The road to life is rocky, and you may stumble too. So while you point your fingers, someone else is judging you."
"None but ourselves can free our mind."
"Don’t gain the world and lose your soul/Wisdom is better than silver and gold."
"In this great future, you can’t forget your past/So dry your tears, I say."
"Wake up and live, y’all/Wake up and live."
"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."
"What one man thinks is great. But only a fool leans upon his own understanding."
"Musicians must be spokespeople for the oppressed masses."
"Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me."
"When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open."
"Love the life you live. Live the life you love."
"Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight."
"The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race."
"You just can’t live in that negative way, make way for the positive day."
"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice."
For more Bob Marley, listen to for favorite songs of his via iHeartRadio's Thumbs Up: Bob Marley Playlist:
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