Top 100+ Bob Marley Quotes

In this list we have gathered the top Bob Marley quotes in the same place for you. In case you’re looking to find the best quotes from this famous artist and symbol of fight aganst opression, this list was made just for you! Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae artist who later became a Rastafarian in the late 1960s. He died of cancer at a young age of 36, but his music and quotes still live on among the fans. You’re likely to find great quotes from him about life, happiness and love. Feel free to vote up your own favourite Bob Marley quote that you like the most, to give it a better chance to rank higher on this list. We recommend starting to browse the quotes from the top of the list, as the list is ranked by community votes with the most popular Bob Marley quotes on the top.

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    Bob Marley

    “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, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and 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, and miss her when she’s not there.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “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!” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “None but ourselves can free our minds.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “One love, one heart, one destiny.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley, Guitar Chord Songbook – Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “love the life you live.
    live the life you love.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “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” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “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!” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marely

    “You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that’s why I’m scared when you say you love me.” ― Bob Marely

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    Bob Marley

    “The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
    None but ourselves can free our minds.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
    Live for others, and you will live again.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Wake up and live” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Judge not unless you judge yourself” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Love would never leave us alone” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “You have to be someone.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “My feet is my only carriage.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” ― Bob Marley, Bob Marley – Legend

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    Bob Marley

    “Overcome the devils with a thing called love. ” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “One love, one heart . . .
    Let’s get together and feel all right” ― Bob Marley, Bob Marley – Legend

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    Bob Marley

    “You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend && Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “It’s your own conscience
    That is gonna remind you
    That it’s your heart and nobody else’s
    That is gonna judge.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “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.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. ” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “There will never be no love at all.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Don’t give up the fight,
    Stand up for your rights.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “You just can’t live that negative way.
    You know what I mean. Make way for the positive day. Cause it’s a new day…” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “she may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile.. what else matters?” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “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. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah’s gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Tell the children the truth.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Some Will Hate You Pretend They Love You Now Then Behind They Try To Eliminate You” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Herb is the unification of mankind.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “If you get down and you quarrel everyday, you’re saying praises to the devil, I say.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can’t take the peace.”― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “until the end of the world,all whys will be answered,but now,you can only ask!” ― Bob Marley, Bob Marley Talking

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    Bob Marley

    “Don’t forget your history nor your destiny” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “one love, one heart” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Man is a universe within himself.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Bob Marley isn’t my name. I don’t even know my name yet.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “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.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Money can’t buy you life” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The stone that the builder refused shall be the head corner stone.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you’re not ready for judgment.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I’m stronger.
    Bob Marley (March 1981)” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “smoke weed” ― Bob Marley, Butternut Hollow Pond

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    Bob Marley

    “Light up the darkness.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “My future is righteousness.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “tell me what you think it means.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Reggae is my heart ♥
    reggae is my soul” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Everytime I plant a seed,he say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Most people think great god will come from the skies, take away everything, and make everybody feel high. But if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Lively Up Yourself” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “the power of philosophy floats through my head.. light like a feather, heavy as lead.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “I’n’I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
    But spiritual wickedness in ‘igh and low places.
    So while they fight you down,
    Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.
    ‘Cos I’n’I no expect to be justified
    by the laws of men – by the laws of men.
    Oh, true they have found me guilty,
    But through – through Jah proved my innocency.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “One lifetime is not enough to live” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob marley

    “I truly believe” ― Bob marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Well, what we know
    Is not what they tell us
    We’re not ignorant, I mean it,
    And they just cannot touch us
    Through the powers of the Most-High 
    We keep on surfacin’
    Thru the powers of the Most-High 
    We keep on survivin’.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “So if you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “In high seas or in low seas,
    I’m gonna be your friend…
    I’m gonna be your friend.
    In high tide or in low tide,
    I’ll be by your side…
    I’ll be by your side.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “When you smoke (ganja) you don’t want to war.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “I wish we were all hippies and did yoga, lived in cottages, smoked weed, accepted everyone for who they are, and listened to wonderful music. I wish money didn’t make us who we are. I just wish we could redo society.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “We don’t have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.” ― Bob Marley, Bob Marley – Legend

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    Bob Marley

    “They will always tell you that you can’t do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Only Once In Your Life” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “yeah me see myself as a revolutionary, would wouldn’t want no help and imma take no bribe from no one and fight it single handed with music” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “a pot a cook but the food na kno” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “The beauty of love.
    The love of beauty.
    The greener you are, the wiser you will be.” ― Bob Marley

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    Bob Marley

    “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds Have no fear for atomic energy ’cause none of them can stop the time.”  ― Bob Marley


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