Legendary reggae singer and writer Bob Marley was the first international superstar to shatter the negative stereotypes associated with “third-world” countries and sell over 75 million albums worldwide.

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Born on February 6, 1945, Bob Marley started out with the band The Wailers, the greatest band of Jamaica. Together they brought up the beat that conquered the world. In 1974, after The Wailers disbanded, Marley pursued a solo career and continued to popularize reggae music, becoming a global inspiration and mainstream icon.

His image has become a symbol of freedom and the fight against oppression. Marley sent powerful messages through his lyrics and created spiritual experiences whenever he performed on stage.

Here are 14 Bob Marley quotes that will surely touch your heart.bob-marley-quotes

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

 

If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.

 

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

 

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 your hands are clean!

 

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

 

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

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Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

 

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.

 

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.

 

The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love.

 

The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.

 

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

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You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

 

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