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These are some quotes from Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley for you to peruse while you listen (from Jamaica Loop) ... legendary reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley stands out in history as not only a great musician but a cultural icon who harnessed the power of music to inspire and give courage and hope to people worldwide.

A global icon, his positive and uplifting music transcends generations, and, 41 years after his passing, his legacy lives on.

In honour of the legend, who was born 77 years ago today, February 6, and in recognition of Reggae Month, Loop News compiled a list of quotes from his extensive music catalogue — some inspired by others and popularised by Marley — that is bound to impact your way of thinking.

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

“One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel alright.”

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds,”

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

“Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Don’t give up the fight.”

“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior, and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war.”

“We've got a mind of our own. So go to hell if what you're thinking is not right.”

“Tis he who fight and run away, Live to fight another day.”

“Only your friend know your secrets. So only he could reveal it.”

“Say you just can't live that negative way. If you know what I mean. Make way for the positive day.”