52 Inspirational Jamaican Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Jamaican sayings.

Jamaican Sayings


“The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” —Bob Marley


“Don’t think about the start of the race, think about the ending.” —Usain Bolt


“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” —Marcus Garvey


“Things are not always as they seem.” —Jamaican Proverb


“I feel like I have things to say. And that’s what I’m looking forward to.” —Sean Paul


“Sometimes things are a blessing in disguise.” —Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce


“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” —Bob Marley


“There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” —Usain Bolt


“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” —Marcus Garvey


“A ghost knows who to scare.” —Jamaican Proverb


“Every time you think a negative thought, it’s one step in the wrong direction, for me.” —Sean Paul


“No matter what comes, I will always work hard and do my best.” —Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce


“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” —Bob Marley


“I don’t think limits.” —Usain Bolt


“Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden.” —Marcus Garvey


“A proud person hides his weaknesses when praised.” —Jamaican Proverb


“Every parent wants to see their kids excel.” —Patrick Ewing


“I don’t dwell on things. When I won the World Championships in Moscow, I came back – that was it.” —Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce


“I’m a Christian woman, but I believe in human rights.” —Portia Simpson-Miller


“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open?” —Bob Marley


“A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” —Usain Bolt


“When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will.” —Marcus Garvey


“It only takes a little effort or few words to start a lot of trouble.” —Jamaican Proverb


“Winning a ring is everybody’s goal, whether you’re a player or a coach.” —Patrick Ewing


“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.” —Claude McKay


“I had recovered physically but not mentally after being away for a year.” —Unknown


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


“It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten.” —Usain Bolt


“Do not remove the kinks from your hair – remove them from your brain.” —Marcus Garvey


“Your life is long but you are careless with it.” —Jamaican Proverb


“When you guys are sleeping at night, I am out there working.” —Yohan Blake


“Human dignity is more precious than prestige.” —Claude McKay


“Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?” —Havelock Ellis quotes


“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” —Bob Marley


“You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you’re famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you.” —Usain Bolt


“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” —Marcus Garvey


“Experience teaches wisdom.” —Jamaican Proverb


“Some you win some you lose.” —Yohan Blake


“It’s when you are down that you learn about your faults.” —Claude McKay


“Focus on the victory instead of on everything that could go wrong.” —Sanya Richards-Ross


“Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you are not ready for judgment.” —Bob Marley


“Repeating is harder than anything else.” —Usain Bolt


“All that glitters is not gold. You can’t judge someone’s troubles by  his positive appearance.” —Jamaican Proverb


“I work twice as hard as everybody else.” —Yohan Blake


“I would like to be a legend, everyone wants to be a legend.” —Yohan Blake


“Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism.” —Claude McKay


“Sometimes I say the medication is even tougher than the illness.” —Sanya Richards-Ross


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


“I told you all I was going to be No. 1, and I did just that.” —Usain Bolt


“Bend a tree while it is young, because when it is old it will break.” —Jamaican Proverb


“I’ve always been working just to be a world champion and it’s a dream come true.” —Yohan Blake


“A lot of times in sport if you try to tell the truth it seem like an excuse.” —Sanya Richards-Ross


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