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By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

The person who understands Dharma will have the opposite reaction to a "hard" job. That person will be eager to get started, no matter what kind of work is in front of her, because she understands that she's doing God's work. And when you're working for God, nothing is too hard.

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.

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Russell Simmons

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

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

Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self

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Russell Simmons

I don't eat any animals or anything that has to do with animals. No fish or egg or dairy because I personally don't feel it's a good practice to eat anything that might run away from you.

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Russell Simmons

They're lacking culture in Hollywood. That gives me a big up, right? I know something about pop culture.

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Russell Simmons

I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry.

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Russell Simmons

Being a thoughtful vegan makes our time on this Earth more peaceful and joyous, because you get to have a hand in promoting and increasing the happiness, good health and well-being of others -- both animal and human -- rather than being an instrument of their suffering and death.

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Russell Simmons

The old world is quickly disappearing, and the new opportunities are opening up.

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Russell Simmons

I've shared meditation with a lot of hip-hop artists, inmates, and returning war veterans with PTSD, as well. I feel like this dharma, this service is part of my job.

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Russell Simmons

That really is the best part of being a dad. You remember what's important in life.

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Russell Simmons

Suffering will always be there. You'll always have the poor. You have to own your own progress. It is true that because of the economy and the fear factor the president [Barack Obama] is able to execute a lot of promises that it would be difficult to deliver it not for the fear factor. It's funny. He's delivering on what he promised and we call it fear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Stay in your lane. If you're good enough, people will move to you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

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

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Russell Simmons

Look at all the billionaires. If I know 15 billionaires, I know 13 unhappy people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

The book 'Do You!' is about your inner voice. And when you connect to that voice then you - then the freedom comes. And we're only here to be happy. So happy makes money. Money doesn't make happy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

The most aggressive views governing this country speak a lot about inclusion. We still have some people in this country who don't really get that we all have the same agenda, aspirations, hopes, and fears. I want people to be free and to be able to express themselves, to find the best ways to say things so that people can digest them.

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 don't expect a 94-year-old white guy to pick "Dope," which was an awesome movie not even close to being considered by the Academy. And that's what it's all about, like, promoting people who might not otherwise get promoted and celebrating people who might not get celebrated.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

One positive thought can change your whole day.

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Russell Simmons

Hip-hop is about tearing down the system to better it, tearing down the system to better themselves. No matter how flimsy it might seem, they always wanted the finer things in life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

In my experience, there's only one thing that will always steer you toward success: That's to have a vision and to stick with it... Once I have a vision for a new venture, I'm going to ride that vision until the wheels come off.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Meditation helps everything.

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Russell Simmons

Nowhere in the Bible, Koran, or Torah does it say, "If you curse, then you're going to hell." But everywhere it says that if you kill, you're going to wherever they send you, depending on the religion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

You don't need a record deal. You'll have the industry begging for you, when you build your buzz.

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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

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

In the yogic tradition, this principle of using intense effort to burn through life's distractions is called Tapas. It's another Sanskrit word, roughly defined as "heat" or "essential energy." The concept is that through a disciplined approach to work and self-sacrifice, Tapas will burn away the negativity that separates us from God. By working our hardest and happily enduring the hardships of life we are able to create a sense of peace and clarity in ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Always try to be yourself.

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Russell Simmons

Meditation can reintroduce you to the part that's been missing.

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Russell Simmons

There is no happiness until the mind is still. The cause of all sickness and sadness is the fluctuation of the mind.

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Russell Simmons

When you read a book, and it's really, really beautiful, you're so engaged you forget to breathe. If you're in a car accident, and everything moves slowly, you can be shocked into the present. The past and the future disappear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I just said let's get some poets on tv. And when they said that sounded unlikely, I made it worse. I said, no man, I want to put a bunch of black poets on stage, too. Some Latino poets who barely speak English and Asian poets who can't believe how discriminated against they are. It was luck nad being in the right place. I wasn't saying nothing somebody else wasn't saying but they wouldn't hear it from them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

I know a lot of angry liberals right now. Hell, I know a lot of angry vegans.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

People will always blame the poets for society's ills. But these are the true artists.

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Russell Simmons

Being materialistic is part of the hip-hop community's nature, because jazz and blues and rock 'n' roll, when they started out in the urban communities, were about the American Dream, and the lack of opportunity in that structure. So they talked about everything - uplifting and getting what is perceived as success in America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

Many of my biggest business endeavors were failures before they became a success. Some failed for as long as six years before they hit. Everyone around me thought I was crazy. You just have to stay at it.

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Russell Simmons

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

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Russell Simmons

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

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Russell Simmons

The difference between blues, jazz, rock n' roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It's scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

Donald Trump's not politically correct. Although you are running for president, you should be politically correct. But there is also the expression of an artist.

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Russell Simmons

At the shock of a joke, everything disappears but the present moment.

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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 14 Sep

Russell Simmons

"...piling up zeros in your bank account, or cars in your driveway, won't in and of itself make you successful. Rather, true success is based on a constant flow of giving and recieving. In fact, if you look up affluence in the dictionary, you'll see its root is a Latin phrase meaning "to flow with abundance". So in order to be truly affluent, you must always let what you have recieved flow back into the world.

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 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

You have to be able to say what people are thinking but won't say. It's like Donald Trump.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Simmons

A clear and focused mind will last a lifetime. Getting your mind in shape is nothing less than the key to sustainable success in the world.

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Russell Simmons

If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Russell Simmons

When I started the diamond business, no black person, period, was in it to do what we're trying to do to change the industry. So I like to do things that I see clearly that are in my, you know, scope. And then, I had to figure how I get talented or smart business people around me to execute. That's what I have to do.