Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and musician. He is thought of as one of the greatest musicians of all time. One feels indebted to Marley's contributions to music. He made the Jamaican music reach worldwide. He became a global figure in the popular culture of music.
Throughout his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon. His music was filled with spirituality. Marley was born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica. His full name was Robert Nesta Marley, and he was born on 6 February 1945. He began his musical career in 1963 after he formed "Bob Marley and the Wailers". The group released its debut studio album "The Wailing Wailers" in 1965. This album contained "One Love/People Get Ready", a song that was popular all around the world. "The Wailers" then released 11 studio albums. The group later engaged in rhythmic-based song construction in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Marley's group attained international success after the release of 2 albums "Catch a Fire" and "Burnin'". However, the group got disbanded in 1974. Marley was also a politically conscious figure who survived an assassination attempt at his home in Jamaica. He then shifted to London and during that time, he recorded "Exodus", an album. Marley won a lot of awards and hearts. In 1976, he won the Rolling Stone Band of the Year. Finally, in March 1994, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In February 2001, he was awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Human life is full of challenges, both small as well as big. There may come multiple situations in our life, wherein we feel that it won't be possible for us to handle it. Often, we tend to worry about it so much that we put ourselves under unnecessary stress. Therefore, we shouldn't worry so much about things because everything will be alright after some time.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
None can buy you freedom from your negative thoughts. No one can set you free from the crutches of overthinking and pessimism. It's only you as an individual who has to make the conscious choice of letting go of certain things. If you can conquer your mind, you will be able to free yourself too!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is very relieving and soothing. It comforts broken hearts. Even if it makes you sad, it won't give you the kind of pain other humans would give. Thus, Marley is saying to us that music certainly hits us. It can make us feel certain varying emotions. Yet it would never make us feel painful by physically pricking us.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
This quote is relevant in the political scenario of any nation or state. Getting up and raising your voice is extremely crucial. This is even more important when you have to do it for basic human rights. So one should always stand up and fight for the correct thing.
Love the life you live. live the life you love.
Loving the life you are living is quintessential. This means that one should feel happy about whatever they have got in life. Even if it's lesser than the way others are living, you should love it. Similarly, you should truly savour the taste of every part of your life. You should live the way that makes you happy. So live truly the life that you love!
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…
One should never do anything to please others. And that's why Bob Marley says that one should not try to gain the world and lose their soul. It means that don't lose your essence and forte while trying to please. This can also be interpreted as a piece of advice that in search of gold or silver, one should not lose their wisdom and knowledge. So keep wisdom above materialistic things!
One love, one heart . . . Let's get together and feel all right
This is an emotional line which puts together much of how a human being should look at the world. We all have one heart in our bodies. When combined with the hearts of others, this heart produces love, which is indeed what the world needs to heal. Loving each other is the only way one can feel all right!
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Everyone in this world is going to give you pain you in some way or the other. There's no way that you can escape the tribulations that people give you. You will have to go through losses and heartbreaks. Thus, try finding those people who are actually worth your suffering and efforts.
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
This fairly simple line is a magical resolution for all nations. The herbs present in a nation means the medicinal plants that are a way to cure people of diseases. Yet the simultaneous presence of alcohol in a nation and its excessive consumption is truly destruction. Alcohol destroys the productivity of any country.
Tell the children the truth.
Children are innocent and gullible. They believe in whatever they are told. Thus, it becomes imperative that we tell the truth because if ever they are told lies, they will start believing in them. This false belief can further make them doubtful in future about the people who told them lies in childhood. Thus, one lie in childhood can be detrimental in future. So always speak the truth to children.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Feeling the beauty of small things in life adds to our lives' overall beauty. For say, getting wet in the rain is very different from actually feeling it. That's because getting wet is only a mechanical way to feel it. The real feeling comes when you smell the rain and enjoy its beauty to the fullest.
In the high tide or low tide, I'm gonna be your friend... I'm gonna be your friend!
This perhaps is a line from one of Marley's songs. This line is a reminder to all of us not to leave our friends at any point in life.
If you have supported your friends during the high tide, that is their best time; you should also support them during their worst.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Spending some good moments today means that we will be missing those moments in the future. However, life can't be lived if we keep on thinking about tomorrow. Thus, what one should do is live the moment that is there at present, because ultimately happy times of today will become sad memories of tomorrow. This cycle would continue and thus, let's enjoy what we have in hand.
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
Wealth is quite temporary and transient. It can buy you things but not emotions. You can't find peace and joy via wealth. Thus, the greatness of a man can and should never be equated with wealth. It's rather the integrity of his character and the positive influence he has on others that matters.
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Who wants to stay a prisoner for life? No one, right? That's because being a prisoner only hinders you from experiencing the freedom of life. So rather than being a prisoner who stays alive his whole life, one should strive to die while fighting for freedom.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.
Slavery is not just a physical one. It does not only mean that a person gets bound in shackles or iron chains. Rather slavery is more of mental slavery in which the person is made to believe in certain things falsely. Thus, one should free themselves from those thoughts that prevent them from moving forward in life.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
We always tend to believe that if one opportunity closes then all others close too. However, this is a wrong understanding of life. When one door gets closed, you should not worry that there would not be any other way for you. Rather if one door closes, it only gives way to many other opportunities in life.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
A daily introspection of your life is extremely beautiful and crucial. If you don't ask yourself every day if you are enjoying your life or not, then it's useless. Rather you should look within yourself and see if you are enjoying your life the way you always wanted to. Ask yourself every day if that's how you wanted your life to be.
Love would never leave us alone
Love is the sole binding force that is the solution to every little problem in our life. Whenever we feel that things are going out of control, love becomes our saviour. Whenever we feel hopeless, it's love that gives us hope. Thus, its only love that stays with us during all time.
The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.
Evoking love in a woman without any genuine intention of loving her is the worst thing you can indulge in. You are a coward if you are afraid of actually falling in love with a woman. Thus, a man should never invoke the hope of love in a woman if he isn't sure of reciprocating the love in the same manner.