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Take a look at this collection of inspirational Quotes from J Cole.

  • Full name: Jermaine Lamarr Cole
  • Born: 28 January 1985 (age 35 years), Frankfurt, Germany
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and record executive
  • Net worth: $60 Million

To appreciate the sun, you gotta know what rain is.

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Anything’s possible, you gotta dream like you never seen obstacles.

I’d rather be happy being myself than sad trying to please everyone else.

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People congratulate me. I just tell them God is good.

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Take a chance, because you never know how perfect something can turn out.

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Keep grinding boy, your life can change in one year, and even when it’s dark out, the sun is shining somewhere.

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Damn, cold world. I never thought I’d see the day that you’re my old girl.

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You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain.

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I swear I walk with God, but the devil keeps following.

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If they don’t know your dreams, they can’t shoot them down.

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My life accelerated, but had to wait my turn. But then I redecorated, that means my tables turn.

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Am I about dollars or about change? Am I about knowledge or brains? Freedom or big chains? They don’t feel my pain.

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Get to know somebody and you really learn a lot about ‘em. Won’t be long before you start to doubt ‘em. Tell yourself you better off without ‘em. Then in time you will find can’t walk without ‘em.

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In a game full of liars it turns out that I’m the truth. Some say that rap’s alive. It turns out that I’m the proof.

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No such thing as a life that’s better than yours, no such thing–no such thing…

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Never give up until you’ve given out all your very best. It’s better to fail trying, than wondering what could have happened if you tried.

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It’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success.

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If you place your importance on appreciation and love, that’s enough.

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Sometimes our dreams come true, sometimes our fears do too.

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Nothing lasts forever, but at least we’ve got these memories.

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For a few minutes you made me feel as if I actually meant something to someone.

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There’s a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. So, think about that before you judge someone.

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Anything I do, I do it well.

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You can lose all the money, but you’ll never lose people knowing you.

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Follow your heart. Don’t follow what you’ve been told you’re supposed to do.

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So here we are… it’s funny how so close can seem so far.

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We got dreams and we got the right to chase ‘em.

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Promise to my momma I’mma make it to the top, so I’mma keep climbing ‘til my heartbeat drop.

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Either you play the game or you let the game play you.

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I’mma be here for a while. None of these clowns can hurt me.

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I put a lot of God in my music, but not because I’m super religious. There are a lot of demons in my music too. I acknowledge both.

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They say time is money but really, it’s not. If we ever go broke, time is all we got.

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I walk along this long harbor of life and sit on the piers, reflect on my pain and sh*t on my fears.

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I keep my head high, I got my wings to carry me. I don’t know freedom, I want my dreams to rescue me.

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Tupac was just so passionate about what he believes in and not afraid to say anything.

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The music becomes more pure and soulful when it’s true, and it has to be true these days with the way the internet works, and the way the game works, everyone wants authentic raps.

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I met Will Smith twice. I didn’t talk to him for too long but I was trying to let him know that my age group grew up watching him – he was the coolest guy on television and the coolest guy in movies.

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 I still wanna rap better than everybody else, and I wanna say important things.

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When I was in college my girl got me a job at the doctor’s office she was working at. I was a file clerk. No disrespect but I don’t think a man can do that job. It takes so much meticulous and precise file-keeping.

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A little jealousy in a relationship is healthy. It’s always nice to know someone is afraid to lose you.

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I want people to follow their dreams, yes… but I’m not interested in telling young black kids how to be rappers… I want to show them that there’s so many other paths you can take, besides a rapper or basketball player.

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In this life ain’t no happy endings. Only pure beginnings followed by years of sinning and fake repentance.

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People think because I’ve got some success, I’ve made it, but in my eyes it’s like, ‘How long has Jay Z been in the business? How many albums has he got?’ Not that I’m trying to be Jay Z, but I am trying to be around for a long time.

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I had a lot of resistance, and not just to fame. I was always conscious of not changing.

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You can’t reverse fame. You can lose all the money, but you’ll never lose people knowing you.

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College isn’t in everyone’s hearts. I am living proof, though, that school doesn’t mess up your plans. It gives you more experiences to write about.

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It’s no coincidence that all the greatest rappers – whoever you put in your top five – I guarantee you they are great storytellers.

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When you’re a rapper, just a rapper, you have to kind of settle for whatever comes your way – if a beat is hot, you wanna rap on it, period.

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Keep grindin’ boy, your life can change in one year, And even when it’s dark out, the sun is shining somewhere.

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Hard to move on when you always regret one.

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I’m a super-duper over-analyzer. You mix that with self-doubt and pressure, and that’s never healthy.

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Life is a movie, pick your own role, Climb your own ladder or you dig your own hole.

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