"I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Tupac Shakur on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Tupac Shakur on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Tupac Shakur on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Tupac Shakur on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Tupac Shakur on Abraham Lincoln
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'"
"There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me."
"I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable."
"Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever."
"What I learned in jail is that I can't change. I can't live a different lifestyle-this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made."