‘Words to live by’ : is a daily segment by theSystem * that looks into 7 of the most striking comments and quotes by thought leaders in life or otherwise.

Robert Nesta Marley, OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style.

Here are 7 of Marley’s most striking quotes :

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

love the life you live. live the life you love.

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

None but ourselves can free our minds.

“All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they’re here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb… herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can’t find no reason.” “All them say is, ‘it make you rebel’. Against what?”

“As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.”

“Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.”

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