No idea is original, there's nothing new under the sun, it's never what you do, but how it's done

— Nas

The most simplistic Nas quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

I never brag, how real i keep it, cause thats the best secret.

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You lose money chasing women, never lose women chasing money...

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My success symbolizes loyalty, great friends, Dedication, hard work, routine builds character. In a world full of snakes, rats and scavengers

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Some seek fame cause they need validation, Some say hating is confused admiration.

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It's a thin line between paper and hate, Friends and snakes, nine millis and thirty-eights, Hell or the pearly gates...I was destined to come, Predicted, blame God, He blew breath in my lungs.

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If you scared to take chances, you'll never have the answers...

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What you base your happiness around? Material, women, and large paper? That means you inferior, not major.

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Everything will eventually come to an end, So try to savor the moment, cause time flies, don't it? The beauty of life, you gotta make it last for the better, Cause nothin' lasts forever.

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If the truth is told, the youth can grow Then learn to survive until they gain control Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes Read more learn more, change the globe

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Play it cool, that's the old school rule man.

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The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it's wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he'll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God'll support you

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I pledge allegiance to the fair and balanced truth.

Not the biased truth, Not the liest truth, But the highest truth.

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About Nas

Quotes 188 sayings
Profession Rapper
Birthday September 14, 1973

Just sitting in silence is one of the best things a man can do.

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Аll I need is one life, one try, one breath, I'm one man.

What I stand for speaks for itself...they don't understand.

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Niggas hate what they can't understand, fear what they can't conquer

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I know you think my life is good 'cause my diamond piece, But my life been good since I started finding peace.

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I'm capable of anything, my imagination can give me wings

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Born alone, die alone, no crew to keep my crown or throne

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You can't please everybody. You['d] be crazy if you're trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.

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Every great person educates themselves.

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I don't respect killers, I respect O.

G. knowledge, Codes of the streets got new rules, but no guidance. Lessons, detrimental to a young disciple; Folks, take care of your brothers, niggas do as I do. Keep your enemies close, where they can see you. It's not your enemy who get you, it's always your own people.

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Respect all fear none my pride is everything

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Rule No. 1 is you can't be fake. If you're fake, you become a gimmick and you're selling a gimmick; a little gimmick is cool, this is entertainment. But when you base your stuff on mostly real stuff, you never run out of it because every day is a different adventure.

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I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.

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I talk about Africa and its meaning, being the birthplace of man and all that great history that's been erased and even hidden. I think it's my duty to be proud and to bring about the conversation that allows us to talk about the great history of my people.

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You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime.

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Don't speak to fools, they scorn the wisdom of your words.

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When I made Illmatic, I was trying to make the perfect album.

It comes from the days of Wild Style. I was trying to make you experience my life. I wanted you to look at hip-hop differently. I wanted you to feel that hip-hop was changing and becoming something more real.

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"Never stop. Never settle." I believe in this message.

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Life is short is what some niggaz said; not if you measure life - by how one lives and what he did.

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In the past I had to deal with issues that hit me as a younger man.

As a man who wasn't married who didn't really have the experience that I have now. Today I'm a different guy.

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The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own

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Whats up with your motto? Will you lead? Will you follow?

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All I need is one mic . All I need is one life, one try, one breath, I'm one man.

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Always observe, watch, and talk to older people.

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My duration's infinite, money-wise or physiology.

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No Ideas original - there is nothing new under the sun.

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Mind's in another world thinking how can we exist through the facts

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When I write a story, I just wanna tell you what's in my head.

It can come from real life and then turn into fantasy, stuff just rhyming. And write about what you know. I just like to tell stories that have not been told or [told] from my perspective.

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I'm the young city bandit, hold myself down singlehanded For murder raps, I kick my thoughts alone, get remanded Born alone, die alone, no crew to keep my crown or throne I'm deep by sound alone, caved inside in a thousand miles from home

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Business, endorsements and things of that nature, I got into it kinda naturally.

Those ventures materialised as a direct result of things that I was actually doing; all the partnerships have been organic and not necessarily etched out plans for monetary gain.

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When you're a teenager, you want to meet a lot of girls - you want to get the most girls. You don't know anything about respect; you don't know anything about being faithful and loyal to your girlfriend.

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Street's disciple, my raps are trifle. I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle.

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...Shorty's laugh was cold-blooded as he spoke so foul, Only twelve tryin to tell me that he liked my style. Then I rose, wiping the blunt's ash from my clothes, Then froze, only to blow the herb smoke through my nose.

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Failure is not an option, and I always felt like I'm a man who doesn't have regrets, and I don't live with excuses. I can't take excuses.

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I don't meditate. Silence is golden though.

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Whose world is this? The world is yours.

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You got a handful of great guys - Ne-Yo, R.

Kelly, Usher. You have a handful of great female artists. But for the most part the music world's changing and change is good. You have to make adjustments if you want to survive in that world.

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Hip-hop is such an amazing thing that kids still want to do it.

They're not saying, "Ugh, that's the old people's music." No, they're younger than they've ever been that want to get into hip-hop music.

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