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60 Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success

Dayna Remus
Aug 17, 2022
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When it comes to music, Kevin Gates is beloved by his fans, but his life is not without controversy. However, it appears that, whether you love him or hate him, his life experiences have provided him with some interesting viewpoints. Read these 60 quotes on life and success by this famous artist.

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Kevin Gates is a rapper and singer from the United States. He has released many successful mixtapes, such as "By Any Means," and finally released his debut studio album "Islah" in 2016. Gates' first studio album found itself on the US Billboard 20, climaxing at number two and number 16 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Gates is not afraid to tackle difficult subjects in his music, such as poverty and depression. However, while this music artist is highly successful, he has faced a lot of controversies. Among these controversies, some included going to prison multiple times, with his first stint at only 13 years old and kicking a woman at one of his concerts.

Read these 60 quotes on what Gates has learned across his interesting life.

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Kevin Gates’ quote: "When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: "When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.” | Image: AmoDays

KEVIN GATES QUOTES ON LIFE

“I’m not afraid to make mistakes.” — Kevin Gates

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No, it can't be life cause it feels like hell. One foot in the streets and the other in jail

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— Kevin Gates

“Or help them get to the root of the problem. Or help them find out what the problem is. Because the problem lies with self, and a lot of times, we don’t look inward as individuals. We always look for something else as a substitute, as a pacifier. You have to look at self first.” — Kevin Gates

"Got me saying God, please bless my life; Keep a weapon, but it's only to protect my life.” — Kevin Gates, "Your Life"

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"When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I adapt, and I adjust to whatever environment I’m in.” — Kevin Gates

“Don’t stress over people who couldn’t give 2 pennies about you.” — Kevin Gates

“Anybody that’s borderline brilliant — they’re gonna suffer with depression. Cause you don’t see the world how other people see the world. You see it for what it is. You see it different.” — Kevin Gates

“Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.” — Kevin Gates

"When you don't listen to your heart, it could get so cloudy."— Kevin Gates, "I'm in love"

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 Kevin Gates’ quote: “Watch people daily, and you will see their true colors.”| Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Watch people daily, and you will see their true colors.”| Image: AmoDays

“The ones that hate you most tend to be the people you know.” — Kevin Gates

“Never break or fold; that’s what it takes to be major.” — Kevin Gates

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“Without an understanding of bad…how can one truly have an appreciation of good.” — Kevin Gates

“Watch people daily, and you will see their true colors.” — Kevin Gates

“I came in the game with a different attitude than I have now. And I had to grow. I had to mature. In that growth and in that maturity, that point of maturity, I realized that ay, the people that interview me, we really only having a conversation. And they [are] not from the same walk of life that I am, so my life is super interesting to them.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I’m a big skeptic, so I won’t just go off what an individual may tell me. I gotta do the research. I’ma get different literature on that one subject and just compare and contrast. I do my own selective studies.” — Kevin Gates

“Everybody around you pretending that they are your partner, let you have a problem they won’t even help you out.” — Kevin Gates

“Disconnecting from [the] one you love can be a lonely ordeal. The feelings you will experience will change you.” — Kevin Gates

“You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” — Kevin Gates

“I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.” — Kevin Gates

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Kevin Gates’ quote: “Wise men change; fools stay the same.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Wise men change; fools stay the same.” | Image: AmoDays

“As if it ain't okay to cry, try to be the tough guy.” — Kevin Gates, "Pride"

“When you come up in the slums, having nothing make you humble.” — Kevin Gates

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“Wise men change; fools stay the same.” — Kevin Gates

“Having love for your enemy is a hard thing to do, real talk.” — Kevin Gates

“When you got wisdom and knowledge, you supposed to spread the world with some Soulja love.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Sometimes, the best move is no move.”|  Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Sometimes, the best move is no move.”| Image: AmoDays

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“People will flip on you at the drop of a dime. Just be prepared, so it doesn’t surprise you.” — Kevin Gates

“Breathing is so important with physical activity, then how much more important is it with psychological activity?” — Kevin Gates

“Sometimes, the best move is no move.” — Kevin Gates

“I don’t give anyone a reason to hate me; they create their own drama out of pure jealousy. Keep ears opened, mouth closed.” — Kevin Gates

“My grandmother was an English teacher for a while. And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well.” — Kevin Gates

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Kevin Gates’ quote: “Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.”  |  Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.” | Image: AmoDays

"What poor person fits into society socially? You seem like a great person, but you’re not going to leave out of this building and put one of those homeless people in your car. You treat them differently than I do. When I finish with this salad here, you can eat off my plate. That’s just the individual that I am because I’ve walked in those shoes at one time.” — Kevin Gates

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“Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.” — Kevin Gates

"My mentality, I guess. I used to deal with things totally differently than the way that I deal with things now. And I believe that comes through growth and maturity. And when you grow, your way of life changes. Everything changes. The things that were interesting at one point, they’re not as interesting now." — Kevin Gates

“You learn fast, or you die young.” — Kevin Gates

“I’m not made out of concrete. I’m a real person." — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Having love for your enemy is a hard thing to do, real talk.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Having love for your enemy is a hard thing to do, real talk.” | Image: AmoDays

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"I have trouble with letting go. That's my problem." — Kevin Gates

"I believe that life is a journey, and for me to tell you my plans, things never go according to plan.” — Kevin Gates

"Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever." — Kevin Gates

KEVIN GATES QUOTES ON SUCCESS

“When you follow your heart, you always win.” — Kevin Gates

"I don't want no handouts. I want to get it out the mud." — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.” — Kevin Gates

“My daily conversation, it consists of hustle.” — Kevin Gates

“Wealth is not of the pocket. It’s of the heart. It’s of the mind. I live like that. You could give me a fish and feed more for a day, but if you teach me to fish, you’ve fed me forever. So that’s really my philosophy with it all.” — Kevin Gates

“You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.” — Kevin Gates

"A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” — Kevin Gates

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Kevin Gates’ quote: “Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.”  | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.” | Image: AmoDays

“I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.” — Kevin Gates

“If it matters to you, pursue it aggressively.” — Kevin Gates

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“True wealth is not of the pocket but of the heart and of the mind." — Kevin Gates

“The struggle is real, but it doesn’t last forever.” — Kevin Gates

“It’s about really really being who you are as an individual and not apologizing for it; that’s what it is. I can feel the growth from my first mixtape to now. On every song, I want to give you a piece of who I am as an individual.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “You learn fast, or you die young.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “You learn fast, or you die young.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Use the things that make you angry — as fuel to make you better.” — Kevin Gates

“Why accept failure when success is free?” — Kevin Gates

“When you level up, your life will change. You will come across harder opponents and situations.” — Kevin Gates

“Some’ll say life is a gamble, which means love is a casino. Everybody just playin’ to win.” — Kevin Gates

“Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.” — Kevin Gates

“Came from the bottom; we aim for the stars.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Use the things that make you angry — as fuel to make you better.” |  Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Use the things that make you angry — as fuel to make you better.” | Image: AmoDays

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"If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.” — Kevin Gates

“Money coming, money gotta flip it. I ain’t waiting on nobody, I’mma go get it.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Came from the bottom; we aim for the stars.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: “Came from the bottom; we aim for the stars.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Anything lost can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” — Kevin Gates

“I like where we at now — but I’m in love with where we going.” — Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates’ quote: "A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” | Image: AmoDays

Kevin Gates’ quote: "A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” | Image: AmoDays

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Gates was released from prison in 2018. As he said, it was the greatest thing that ever happened to him, and while no one knows the ins and outs of his life, let's hope he has improved and followed his own advice on life and success.

If you are in need of even more motivation beyond Gates' musings, scroll through these encouraging quotes by Joshua Graham that are sure to get you moving towards your greatest version of yourself.

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