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A collection of quotations and thoughts by Russell Simmons on success, inspiration, self, strategies, humanity, dreams and life.

10 Motivational Quotes By Russell Simmons On Success And Life

Quick Facts

Famous As: Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam

Born On: October 4, 1957

Born In: Queens, New York, United States

Russell Simmons is a leading American entrepreneur, producer and author, who co-founded the hip hop label ‘Def Jam’ recordings. Simmons is also the chairman and CEO of ‘Rush Communications’. Russell Simmons is also a sought after name in the field of fashion and clothing, with his own lines- ‘Phat Farm’, ‘Argyleculture’, and ‘Tantris’. His writing work reflects his thoughts on his experiences in the field of entertainment. Some of his notable works include hardbacks titled ‘Life and Def: Sex’, ‘Drugs’, ‘Money’, ‘+ God’, ‘Super Rich: Inside and Out’ and ‘Success Through Stillness’. With net worth of over $340 million, Simmons played his part in philanthropy as well. He is a key contributor for the ‘Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’ and ‘David Lynch Foundation’ for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Identifying himself as a Christian Yogi, Simmons is a practitioner of Jivamukti Yoga, which promotes veganism and eco-friendly activism. Simmons is also renowned for his support for the LGBT Community.  Let us browse through some the most enlightening quotes and thoughts by Russell Simmons on issues pertaining to homosexuality, motivation, inspiration, environmentalism, veganism and many more. 

No matter where you're from or what you've done, you're never stuck in a particular circumstance, relationship, or cycle unless you say you are.

Russell Simmons

A person's strength is to know their weaknesses.

Russell Simmons

The key ingredient to any kind of happiness or success is to never give less than your best

Russell Simmons

Only do shit you believe in!

Russell Simmons

There are no failures, only quitters

Russell Simmons

Never change for the mainstream—stay in your lane, and if you’re talented and resilient enough the mainstream will come to you.

Russell Simmons

When you do good by the world, the world will do good by you

Russell Simmons

When you embrace the process of your work, instead of focusing on the results, you’ll always be happier, plus do a much better job.

Russell Simmons

I don’t believe that people create their own visions. Rather, I believe that visions are actually God’s way of communicating with us.

Russell Simmons

That’s because the truth is, the only things that are going to bring lasting happiness to your life are good health and knowledge of self, which lead to a compassionate relationship with the world.

Russell Simmons