The 10 Best Tupac Shakur Quotes

Tupac Shakur was a highly influential rapper and actor who is considered one of the greatest and most iconic figures in hip hop history. Born in 1971 in New York City, Tupac began his career in the early 1990s and released several highly successful albums before his untimely death in 1996 at the age of 25.

Over the course of his career, Tupac became known for his thought-provoking lyrics, which often addressed social and political issues, as well as his personal struggles and experiences.

In this article, we will be exploring some of the best Tupac quotes that showcase his wit, wisdom, and enduring message.

From his thoughts on leadership and personal responsibility, to his reflections on the struggles of life and the importance of staying true to oneself, these quotes offer a powerful and enduring glimpse into the mind and heart of one of the greatest figures in hip hop.

  1. “I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.”
  2. “I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.”
  3. “If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.”
  4. “I don’t see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.”
  5. “My mama always used to tell me, ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.”
  6. “A coward dies a thousand deaths. A soldier dies but once.”
  7. “No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you.”
  8. “I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.”
  9. “Just because you lost me as a friend doesn’t mean you gained me as an enemy. I’m bigger than that. I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.”
  10. “Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or out the system.”

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the late Tupac Shakur was a highly influential and provocative artist whose words continue to inspire and resonate with people around the world.

Tupac’s quotes demonstrate his deep understanding of the world around him and his desire to inspire change and make a positive impact on society.

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