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By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

In the end, the overriding factor in whether or not you realize your dreams is going to be you. Not the world. YOU.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

You'll see a lot of funny stuff, you'll see a lot of daddy knows best stuff, you'll see a lot of me and my wife trying to hold the family together.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

There is no religious or any kind of a gender that should separate you from any religious ideas.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

Your purpose is to act on the resources God gives you. If God gives you a bucket of fish, you have to distribute those fish. If you don't, they're going to rot, attract a bunch of flies, and start stinking up your soul.

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Russell Simmons

Embrace struggle... It is your greatest teacher.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I'm lucky that I have a platform that I can answer my own questions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I try to do things that I think are helpful to the environment, to the animals, and to the planet.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I would like to employ more people but I don't want to empower my charities at the cost of exploiting people or doing things that are not useful, so I'm working on that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I knew it was unrealistic to think I could build an institution overnight. But if I took baby steps, eventually it would happen.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Russell Simmons

True happiness lies in being compassionate and appreciating the world and our circumstances, rather than being coldhearted and greedy. We often realize too late that our favorite moments are those spent simply with the people we love. In seeing the miracles that unfold around us every day. Eventually we all come to understand that our happiness is derived from being present in the moment. Why wait until the end of your life to discover this Truth?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Cruelty is cruelty, whether it's cruelty to children, to the elderly, to dogs and cats, or to chickens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

You can't jump to vegan if you're not. Some people are absolute. Some people are able to be gradual.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

When you sit quietly and look inside, things that seem so difficult on the outside become a lot easier to digest. Concerns that might've caused a lot of anxiety just come and go.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I don't like to say, Oh, this is my favorite record because there was a moment that that record made me feel a certain way. The one on the radio at the present moment could be the one that's most inspiring, because it's at that second that you're aware of "the infinite everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

The poets who do this are uniquely conscious of this silence, this stillness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I couldn't guarantee that someone could get off their medication. But I suspect that meditation instead of Ritalin would change the life of any kid with ADD.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Meditation helps everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them.

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Russell Simmons

And the more people meditate, the more it increases the positive vibrations turning the planet into a positive, happy place. The more you do that, the greater service you are to God.

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Russell Simmons

The soundtrack in the poetry is the soundtrack from your own heartbeat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

At the core of everything that is hurtful to humanity is a lack of consciousness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

There are songs and melody that make you really happy. And there are spiritual gifts that you have - giving these gifts away sometimes gives you that feeling of inspiration. These seconds of awareness make you realize that any second can be your favorite one, and it really is up to you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I think when you're very dedicated to something and you're engaged fully, you become a giver.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I have 2 million Twitter followers. Some of those people are also yogis and activists and people who really go out and make a difference. I do as much as I can with my voice. It's effortless in some cases. I try to remind everybody that they have that kind of voice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

If you aren't passionate about a vision, it's hard to have faith in it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Reacting to the world with a smile instead of a curse, a wave instead of the middle finger, will actually help you live longer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I live in hip-hop. I don't find it to be offensive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Every day set the simple goal of trying to be more awake and less distracted.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

You have to learn to laugh all the time. It's a practice of life. It's a practice of happiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Antisemitism is just another form of racism. It's the same sickness, whether it's about Christians, about Islamophobia, which is horrible. It's all wrong. It's all the same.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

As I get, I give. Giving as you get is critical. It has everything to do with being happy for yourself, and making others happy is the cause of making yourself happy, and it’s the cycle of giving and getting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Everything you need to know about success is inside of you, because I believe it is inside of all of us. That is, all human beings have potential for infinite success.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Coming out of my first yoga class, I was astonished that there were nothing but hot girls there. Just 55 girls, Bobby Shriver, who's a buddy of mine, and myself. I came out of class, I was so high. I been sober 26 years, but I'm an ex-druggie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I don't know that God favors the person who has a greater reach than those who have a small reach. It's the intention. I try to keep a positive intention, and use whatever resources I have to benefit others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

It's all about the work. Nothing is going to fall into your lap.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I think if you're open-minded, the road will take you where it takes you. If you're closed, you might not get to go where the road is heading.

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Russell Simmons

86% of its audience was made up of people of color. That tells you that the full potential of many black stars won't be realized until their audiences are fully integrated.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I try to keep a positive intention, and use whatever resources I have to benefit others. I try to create businesses that I think are not hurtful. I try to do things that I think are helpful to the environment, to the animals, and to the planet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

If you talk about the prison-industrial complex, I've fought against the prison-industrial complex when I called for a repeal of the Rockefeller drug laws. The biggest impediment to get the laws changed was the lobbyists. Whether you're talking about healthcare, jobs going overseas, or tax reform, you're always coming up against lobbyists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Decide that no matter what is happening around you, the sun will always be shining in your world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I ask everyone - white Hollywood and black Hollywood - to get outside of your comfort zone and make friends. That's where they're going to learn from each other, and that's where they're going to make better movies and make Hollywood a better place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

No matter where you want to go, as long as you follow your path with faith, dedication and hard work, you are going to get there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

If you run a corporation, your job is to maximize the return on investment for your investors. Good for you. But by the same token, we have to remember that corporations have no compassion. That’s why legislation and regulations are necessary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Imagine if you have a million views on a show and they say it's a hit on some cable networks. I could put out a piece of content that has 20 million views.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I'm a full disclosure kind of person.