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Bob Marley on Greatness

“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 (1945-1981) was an internationally acclaimed Jamaican reggae musician, Rastafarian, and Pan-Africanist. Due to his success, first with The Wailers and then during his solo career, the Marley name has become nearly inseparable with reggae and the Rastafari religion. Marley, who remains a beloved symbol of peace and music, died of cancer in 1981 at the young age of 36.


“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

Quote source: Bob Marley Official Website

Photo credit: Eddie Mallin / Wikicommons

Below, Bob’s son and Big Think expert Ziggy Marley discusses the music industry, as part of his series of Big Think interviews:


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