14 Bob Marley Quotes To Bring You Up When You Need It Most

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If you're feeling down, Bob Marley's got your back.

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist. He achieved international success and some of his songs and sayings continue to be hugely popular even today.

He lived an iconic lifestyle and encouraged people to relax, and not worry too much about the little things. His words, voice and lyrics spoke of love, peace and kindness, and many people look to his songs for support when they are going through tough times in their lives.

Even those who may have ever heard his music, or are not fans of his songs, have heard his lyrics and may even have unknowingly quoted him once or twice. The longevity of his music and his messages is astounding. 

His music was different than anything we have today, and he always had a message to get across with his songs. His music was able to bring many people, people of different backgrounds, together. 

Even his grandson, Skip Marley, continues Bob Marley's positive tone, inserting this "Don't worry, be happy" spirit into the modern music of today.

Of course it was not always easy for Bob Marley, just like it is not always easy for us. But he continued to stay strong and work through the ups and the downs to become one of the greats.

He was even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. 

People go on journeys like this everyday, maybe not exactly like Bob Marley’s in terms of rising to international fame via music and receiving backlash and resistance, but everyone does go through their own form o trials and tribulations. 

Keeping in mind some of Bob Marley’s quotes about having and keeping strength can make us think about how we can make it through. So read on though these 14 quotes about strength to stay inspired and work through your toughest battles.


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Strength with the people in your life.

"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley

Strength for the journey.

"Though the road's been rocky, it sure feels good to me." -Bob Marley 

Strength with finding yourself.
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"I didn't change, I just found myself." -Bob Marley

Strength through wisdom.

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold." -Bob Marley

Strength with being in charge of yourself.

"None but ourselves can free our minds." -Bob Marley

Strength that things will work out.
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"Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright." -Bob Marley

Strength to win in life.

"The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race." -Bob Marley

Strength in being positive.

"You just can't live in that negative way, make way for the positive day." -Bob Marley 

Strength in life.
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"Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes it all worth living."

-Bob Marley 

Strength in love and life.

"Love the life you live, live the life you love." -Bob Marley

Strength in living your life.

"Every man got the right to decide his own destiny." -Bob Marley 

Strength in finding the good.
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"Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections."

-Bob Marley 

Strength when you need it the most.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice." -Bob Marley 

Strength in choosing happiness.

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

-Bob Marley