Literary Birthday – 6 February – Bob Marley

Bob Marley was born 6 February 1945, and died 11 May 1981.

Five quotes

  1. None but ourselves can free our minds.
  2. 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
  3. The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
  4. The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
  5. Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. Marley’s music is considered to have given voice to political and cultural issues in Jamaica. His songs include I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry, Could You Be Loved, Redemption Song, One Love, Buffalo Soldier.

Source for image: Eddie Mallin, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 6th February 2013