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Bob Marley Quotes

Bob Marley, a well-known reggae musician who hailed from Jamaica, earned the title of music legend with songs like "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry," "One Love," and "Could You Be Loved," to name a few. Though he died in 1981, his legacy and words live on, continuing to inspire people the world over. These are some of the best Bob Marley quotes.
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    Trenchtown Rock

    "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."

    This line appears in the song "Trenchtown Rock," which was included on the 1973 album African Herbsman.

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    Three Little Birds

    "Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

    One of Marley's most famous lines from "Three Little Birds," the catchy rhythm and reassuring words have not only been inspirational for many people, but was also the theme song for a Jamaican travel ad.

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    Judge Not

    "Who are you to judge the life I live?
    I know I'm not perfect
    -and I don't live to be-
    but before you start pointing fingers...
    make sure you hands are clean!"

    This line is from the song "Judge Not," the first single that Bob Marley ever recorded. It was later included on the 1992 compilation CD set Songs of Freedom.

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    Buffalo Soldier

    "If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from."

    One of the last songs recorded by Marley before his death, "Buffalo Soldier" was released three years after his death in 1980 and refers to black U.S. cavalry regiments, known as "Buffalo Soldiers," that fought in the Indian Wars after 1866. Marley recasts their plight as a symbol of black resistance.

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    Man's Greatness

    "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."

    This is another inspiring quote that should be taken to heart. Man's greatness should be measured by his integrity and how he affects those around him.

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