Quotes From Bob Marley Songs on Love, Relationships, and Family

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Jamaican music star Bob Marley is probably best-remembered for his songs of revolution and struggle, but he also wrote many songs about love, both good and bad. Here are some of the best quotes about love (and family and other relationships, too), hand-selected from Marley's enormous body of lyrics.

Bob Marley Lyrics on Love

"I'll push the wood, then I blaze ya fire, then I'll satisfy your heart's desire" - Stir it Up

"Make love and not war, 'cause we don't need no trouble. What we need is love, to guide and protect us on. If you hope good down from above, help the weak if you are strong now." - No More Trouble

"Good friends we have, good friends we have lost along the way. In this great future, you can't forget your past, so dry your tears, I say." - No Woman, No Cry

"Why not help each other on the way? Make it much easier." - Positive Vibration

"Say you just can't live that negative way, if you know what I mean. Make way for the positive day." - Positive Vibration

"You're gonna walk back through the heartaches, you're gonna walk back through the pain. Shed those lonely teardrops: the reaction of your cheating game." - Cry to Me

"Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" - Exodus

"I don't wanna wait in vain for your love." - Waiting in Vain

"From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl, my heart says follow through." - Waiting in Vain

"In life I know there's lots of grief, but your love is my relief." - Waiting in Vain

"Oh, let my love come tumbling in -- into our life again." - Turn Your Lights Down Low

"Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be all right." - Three Little Birds

"One love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right!" - One Love / People Get Ready

"I wanna love you and treat you right. I wanna love you every day and every night." - Is This love 

"Every little action, there's a reaction. Oh, can't you see what you've done for me? I am happy inside all of the time." - Satisfy My Soul

"Still we know now: we'll never see smoke without fire, and everyone you see has a heart's desire." - She's Gone

"The road of life is rocky and you may stumble, too, so while you point your fingers someone else is judging you." - Could You Be Loved

"Through the eyes of the fool the deaf is wise, and through the eyes of the wise the fool is size." - Mix Up, Mix Up

"Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool to deny me for simplicity." - Stiff Necked Fools