"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Russell Simmons on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Russell Simmons on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Russell Simmons on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Russell Simmons on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Russell Simmons on Mark Twain
"Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle."
"You know, the diversity that America has is so special. It's starting to really become a cool thing for young people."
"I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere."
"Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged."
"I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens."