Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, born on 6 February 1945 was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time. He is credited with making reggae music popular around the world.
He was presented with the United Nations Peace Medal of the Third World in 1978. He earned this distinction for his brave work campaigning for justice and peace during a time of great political unrest and violence in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica.
To this day, the world over, his songs are a battle cry for freedom, they offer hope to the oppressed and those suffering from injustice.
Below are 15 of his best quotes.
1. Put your vision to reality.
2. When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open.
3. Everyman got a right to decide his own destiny.
4. You never know how strong you are, until being strong your only choice.
5. Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.
6. Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
“Just can’t live that negative way… make way for the positive day.”
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Get up, stand up. Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up. Don’t give up the fight.
10. 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.
11. You have to be someone.
12. 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.
13. Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.
14. Light up the darkness.
15. Wake Up and Live!