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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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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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Life“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!”
Have there ever been truer words to live by? Bob Marley is spot on with this.
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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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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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No Woman No Cry"My fear is my only courage."
"No Woman, No Cry" was a song included on the 1974 album Natty Dread. It was included one year later on the "Live!" album. Since its initial release, it's been recorded by numerous other musical acts, including Gym Class Heroes, Blues Traveler, and Cobie Caillat, to name a few.
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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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Zion Train"Don't gain the world & lose your soul
wisdom is better than silver or gold."
These lyrics are from the song "Zion Train," the first track of side two of the Uprising album.