The 15 Best Reverend Run Quotes

Simply put, Reverend Run is one of the most important figures in hip-hop music. He’s also one of the most important figures in the history of music, too, given that rap and hip-hop are the predominant musical styles around the globe.

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In the early 1980s when the genre was just getting off the ground, Run-DMC was the group that brought the style of music into the mainstream. It was no longer a niche thing. Hip-hop was growing and Run-DMC was at the forefront, and, as such, so was Reverend Run.

Born Joseph Ward Simmons on November 14, 1964, the rapper founded Run-DMC in 1983. Today, the 58-year-old New York City-born artist is a practicing minister and at the turn of the latest century, Reverend Run was a reality TV star thanks to his show, Run’s House.

But what does the artist have to say about the world around him outside of his entertainment properties? What are his thoughts on life and love, his craft, and more? Here are the 15 best Reverend Run quotes.

1. “When you doubt your power you give power to doubt.”

2. “There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.”

3. “Hating on others is useless… It won’t make you jump higher run faster, you get no trophy and it doesn’t increase your funds.”

4. “Don’t be too quick to judge, Praise people LOUDLY but blame them softly.”

5. “Too many people worry more about what they can’t see compared to what they actually can see.”

6. “Whatever responsibilities you put behind you, will be waiting for you down the road.”

7. “Never come down off your chariot to fight those who are throwing tomatoes.”

8. “Opposition is just proof that you’re close to a major breakthrough keep going!”

9. “Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect it just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

10. “Being a bully on the internet is a sign of insecurity and weakness.”

11. “If a relationship is over, just remember it was bound to happen, keep moving! There’s no perfect endings!”

12. “When you’re grateful you have no time to become mad or hateful.”

13. “I know you want to succeed… But take it easy… Never let your heart’s desire become a heart disease!”

14. “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.”

15. “Striving for success without hard work is like looking for fruit in places that you didn’t plant seeds. Useless!”

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