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13 Brilliant Life Lessons From Kanye West

Insightful stuff, actually.

Here's a few life lessons from Mr. Kanye West. The dude might be a little outrageous, but there's no denying his tenacity for success, his creative vision, and his ability to create wildly loved art. 

1.) “Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.”

2.) "People always tell you be humble. Be humble! When's the last time someone told you be great? Be amazing? Be awesome! Be awesome!" 

3.)  “When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.”

4.) "Look at the drive that people have to get sex - to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic."

5.) “Love your haters, they're your biggest fans.” 

6.) “If you know you're the best it only makes sense for you to surround yourself with the best. No exceptions.” 

7.) “Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud.” 

8.) “The prettiest people do the ugliest things.” 

9.) "Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5,000 sweater. You know what should cost $5,000? A car should be $5,000. And you know who should work on the car? The people that work on the $500,000 cars. All the best talent in the world needs to work for the people."

10.) "You can't look at a glass half full or empty if it's overflowing."

11.) "Nothing in life is promised except death."

12.) "Time is the only luxury. It's the only thing you can't get back. If you lose your luggage can get that back. You can't get the time back."

13.) “Success is the best revenge.”