The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.
The harder the battle the sweet of jah victory.
The stone that the builder refused, will always be the head cornerstone.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...
The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand what I stand for. Good? The second thing you must know about yourself listening to me is that words are tricky. So when you know what me a stand for, when me explain a thing to you, you must never try to look 'pon it in a different way from what me a stand for.
In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.
If you are the big, big tree, we are the small axe, ready to cut you down.
They say: only the fittest of the fittest should survive, stay alive.
To really solve a problem, you know, you really feel like killin' someone, but whos problem I gonna solve when I kill someone? So I figure peace I the best thing.
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Man to Man is so unjust.
If I am guilty I will pay.
When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.
People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.
It is better to win the peace and to lose the war.
So you think you've found the solution but it's just another illusion.
Truth is the light, So you never give up the fight.
When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.
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.
Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you're not ready for judgement.
Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can't move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.
When the cats away, the mice will play!
Is the foolish dog, bark at the flying bird.
Your worst enemy can be your best friend; your best friend, your worst enemy.
The lips of the righteous teach many, But fools die for want of wisdom.
Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.
The power of philosophy floats through my head, Light like a feather, Heavy as Led.
When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the pace.
The biggest man you ever did see was once a baby.
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!
Don´t forget your history nor your destiny.
Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day.
I've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through.
The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you.
Open your eyes and look within, are you satisfied with the life you are living? We know where we are going, we know where we are from.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
Every man think his burden is the heaviest, who feels it knows it, lord.
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.
No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor will we bow neither can be bought or sold.
Politics no interest me. Dem devil business.... Dem a play with peoples minds. Never play with peoples minds.
Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights! Get up, stand up! Don't give up the fight!
The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.
If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.
No man can lead man, we have to have unity.
You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time.
If I was educated, I`d be a damn fool.
I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
Life is worth so much more than just gold.
It takes a revolution to make a solution.
Tell the children the truth.
You have to be someone.
I have got a running stream of love you see. So no matter what stages.. they put us through, we'll never be blue.
Conquer the devils with a little thing called love!
If puss and dog can get together, why can't we love one another?
Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost along the way. In this bright future you can't forget your past So dry your tears I say No woman, no cry No woman, no cry Little darlin' don't shed no tears No woman, no cry.
I want to give you some love, I want to give you some good good lovin'.
Love would never leave us alone.
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. she loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, and admit to being human & making mistakes, hold onto her & give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, & miss her when she's not there.
One love, one heart, let's get together and feel alright.
Yuh see, I personally know my heart can be hard as a stone, and yet soft as water.
We should really love each other in peace and harmony, instead we're fussin' n fighting like we ain't supposed to be.
Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated.
But my hand was made strong by the hand of the Almighty.
Here come a man like me saying 'Don't vote!' Rasta no vote.
I'm a man of God and me come to do God's work.
People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader... The word of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
Rastaman vibrations gonna cover the earth! Like the water cover the sea.
And me, I know that there is a god. Cause I know who god is.
Some people say great God come from the sky take away everything and make everybody feel high, but if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.
Me can't tell you how me know Rastafari. It is pure vision.
There ain't no hiding place from the father of creation.
I pledged to work for righteousness. God's given me inspiration. God's the boss, he tell me what to do.
Jah will never give the power to a baldhead!
Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.
I don't have prejudice against myself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.
We are the children of the Rastaman we are the children of the higher man.
Man can't do without God. Just like you're thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can't go without God.
I'm gonna be iron like a lion in Zion.
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
A little wine sometimes, that's all. Spirits (are) bad. Alcohol wrong. Herb does grow.
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
The authorities tell you that you mustn't smoke herb because it's bad for you. Yet if they catch you at it they'll carry you off to prison. I think it's better to be smoking herb out here free than being in prison.
Grass is for the ass, herb is for mankind.
All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they're here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb... herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?
You smoke herb in Zimbabwe? Yeh, One night we go to a soldier place and a guerilla call out to me and give me a touch of something...and that was it. No wonder they won the war! Tell ya boy, dem mon smoke some good herb mon! De tell me they smoke that herb and feel brave. Them tell me it make them...invisible.
How much do you smoke? Plenty;
Herb is the unifier of the people.
The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.
I drive a jeep. An old jeep, so nobody will say I'm driving a BMW anymore. I couldn't stand that BMW, ha ha ha! BMW make pure trouble!
I go to jail one time for no driver license.
Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep.
Me never believe in marriage that much...marriage is a trap to control me; woman is a coward. Man strong;
Ziggy, when you go up bring me up and when you go down don't let me down. Stephen, Money can't buy you life.
I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for Bob Marley and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.
Do you admire any women? Dat woman in America...Angela Davis. A woman like that who defends something; me can appreciate that.
My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Hey mister music, sure sounds good to me I can't refuse it what to be got to be.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
I love the development of our music, that's what I really dig about the whole thing. How we've tried to develop, y'know? It grows. That's why every day people come forward with new songs. Music goes on forever.
Me sing one of The Beatles song. Cover one of The Beatles songs - 'And I Love Her'. 'I give ya all my love, that's all i dooo'. The thing was we meet and shake hand and say great - them dude they nice. I really like meet them. They're are bredrens. Jah just love roots. Those guys are roots. Them guys are all right, ya know. There is like a king and a queen, ya know - those guys are roots.
Reggae is a music that has plenty fight. But only the music should fight, not the people.
I want to say 'I shot the police' but the government would have made a fuss so I said 'I shot the sheriff' instead... but it's the same idea: justice.
You can't look away because it's real. You listen to what I sing because I mean what I sing, there's no secret, no big deal. Just honesty, that's all.
I like to see you move with the rhythm; I Like to see when you're dancing' from within.
Do you have a record contract? I have a recording agreement. What's the difference? One is an agreement and one is a contract! I am a man who deals by ear.
Oh Mockingbird have you ever heard words that I've never heard