107 Kevin Gates Quotes To Inspire Your Daily Hustle

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In this article, we’re going to dive into some of the best Kevin Gates quotes that will inspire you to live your best life.

If you’ve ever listened to Kevin Gates, you know that he is far more than just a rapper.

He speaks openly about his own struggles with mental health, and encourages people to practice self-love and acceptance in their daily lives.

And while his message is certainly powerful, it’s his authenticity and honesty that really shines through when he talks about life.

And now, we’ve compiled some of his most thought-provoking quotes about life, success, music, and love.

So without further ado, let’s get into this list of quotes from one of the most authentic voices in the rap game today!

Inspirational Kevin Gates Quotes About Life

  • “True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and the mind.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “In my life I’ve learned that comparison is the killer of all joy. Stop comparing your life to other people’s highlight films.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I always had music growing up and it was like my personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Some lessons are better lived than learned. Pain is the greatest motivator.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “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
  • “Even when it hurts, don’t surrender and don’t retreat. You gotta fight for you.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Don’t allow the things that have happened in your past to dictate your future.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Your friends won’t always agree with your vision. Even your family won’t always agree with your vision. That’s why the bravest thing you can do is believe in yourself.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Sometimes when you compromise who you are just to please others, you slowly feel yourself beginning to die inside.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I believe that you either learn fast or you die young.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When a man meets his mission, he and his mission become one.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Your body is an amazing instrument, it will tell you exactly what’s right and what’s wrong.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “A lot of people don’t want to face themselves because it’s an act of valor to face yourself.” ~ Kevin Gates

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  • “We all take losses in life, you’re measured by how you get back up after falling.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Freedom is you being free in your mind and your heart and your spirit. Being your authentic self is beautiful; that’s the greatest freedom there is.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Every day that I woke up with breath in my body, I believed that I could change my life.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I believe that the key to happiness is self-accountability. You have to hold yourself accountable to the best version of you.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “In order to appreciate and understand peace, you have to go through and experience great pain.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “The hardest thing to do in life is come from nothing and be greater than you were before.” ~ Kevin Gates

Deep Kevin Gates Quotes

Here’s some more deep Kevin Gates that will offer some more insight into the way he views the world.

  • “When you stand for something, you’ve gotta stand for it all the way, not halfway.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “With great wisdom comes great grief.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Anything lost can be found again, except for time wasted.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Great knowledge in the hands of a fool would be self-destruction.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When we adopt the ways of others, we suffer their same demise.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “A lot of people can’t be alone with themselves. I can be alone; I don’t need to talk to nobody. I can figure out what I need to figure out on my own.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I consciously put positive energy into my body because the world beats us up with negativity all day long.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I had to learn how to kill my ego because I don’t ever want to put my ego before me.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Have you ever gone to sleep and woke up tired? That’s because your mind was never quiet; your mind never received true rest.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me, without a doubt.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Pain is the greatest motivator, and experience is the greatest teacher.” ~ Kevin Gates

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  • “Through isolation is where we reach elevation.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I put my flaws front and center and the world accepted them, so I don’t have any flaws.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “The more I grow in popularity, the lonelier it gets. Because you don’t really know me. You just know this part of me. You fell in love with that. But it’s way more intricate than what meets the surface.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I’m never on Twitter. I’m never on Instagram. And that’s by choice; those things never really interested me. I might post a picture here and there, but that ain’t never been my focus.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. But I’m not alone, I think we all have this to some extent.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Coming up in the streets, I had to learn how to read people early on. I’m a very analytical person. I observe a lot of the things that people don’t notice.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Life is about how we conduct ourselves. Two wrongs never make a right.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Sometimes I feel like being an intellectual. Sometimes I like to just be aggressive and in my feelings. I just like to share different states of the existence of Kevin Gates with the rest of the world.” ~ Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes On Success & Hard Work

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If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s more Kevin gates quotes about success and embracing the grind.

  • “I adapt and adjust to whatever environment I’m in.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I don’t really like talking, I like to execute. I’m not a talking person, I’m an action person.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “It ain’t where you start, it’s where you end up.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When you invest in something, when you hustle and grind for something, you have a different type of attachment to it.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Once you release the things that no longer serve you and you create space in your life, then you’ve created room for success.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Why accept failure when success is free?” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I’m not allowing anything to distract me right now, I gotta focus on me.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “My daily conversation consists of hustle. Grinding from the bottom, sick and tired of struggle.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Don’t worry about it, just keep going hard and grinding because those who really love you will love you for who you are.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “The days I don’t wanna go to the gym are always the days that I have my best workouts” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “My hustle is relentless. I’m not gonna stop. It took me a lot of losses to get where I’m at now.” ~ Kevin Gates

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  • “Don’t get mad at me for being the best that I was created to be.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “A vision without action is merely a dream. It’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “If you keep grinding and keep taking losses, you’re gonna learn how to win one day. Trust the journey. Trust the process.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I wish they had a magic button, but they don’t. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. If you don’t grind, you don’t shine.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “It’s not a race, it’s not a destination, it’s all about the journey of trying to get where you wanna go.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Never fold or break, that’s what it takes to be major.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “My measure of success is me being able to do whatever I want to whenever I want to.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Whether it was good or bad, I always took full responsibility for my actions and that helped me be successful.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I don’t sleep much, I just work, work, and then work some more.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I don’t want no handouts. I want to get it out the mud.” ~ Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes About Family

  • “I always wanted a family.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I’m not in the game for the wrong reasons. I’m not in the game for glory. I’m in the game to survive so that the people that I love can be straight.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When you’re in prison, you want to know that the people you care about are thinking about you.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Blood doesn’t make us related; love makes us related.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “My life is a sacrifice but I don’t care for it. Because this sacrifice is for those who love me, not me.” ~ 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
  • “I like being with my family. That’s my party.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “To inform, to improve, to make better, and I believe that’s what my first daughter did to me, so I named my first album after my first daughter.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I used to live with my grandmother. I used to wonder why other kids went home with their mothers and fathers. I wanted to be the guy that got married. I wanted to be the guy with children and the white picket fence because I never had that.” ~ Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes About Loyalty

Let’s keep this list rolling with some more powerful Kevin Gates about loyalty.

  • “Loyalty is a two way street. If you’re ridin’ with me I’m ridin’ with you.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I give you the utmost respect, but I also demand mine.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “You have to be patient with a person when they are undergoing their healing process.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I may forgive you for what you did, but I’m not gonna forget what you did.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “People betray you because it’s easier to violate a friend than it is a stranger.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Protecting your energy is not a crime. If I don’t like you, I’m going to stay away from you.” ~ Kevin Gates

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  • “Loyalty is hard to find; trust is easy to lose.” ~ Kevin Gates 
  • “The ones that hate you the most tend to be the people you know.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Everybody around you pretending that they are your partner, but let you have a problem they won’t even help you out.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Watch people daily and you will see their true colors.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “The most loyal people don’t have too many friends because they have witnessed too many disloyal actions from people they thought were real.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I think being a skeptic is a beautiful thing because it makes you investigate. It makes you ask why people are doing what they’re doing.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I don’t judge people based on the inside. I respect the heart, integrity, and morals and principles of an individual.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I have a cult-life following because I exemplify what it is to be a human being.” ~ Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes On Love

  • “If my heart isn’t telling me to do it, then I’m not gonna do it.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I’m on a journey now of learning to love the stranger that was once myself.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “It’s hard to be stuck between “I don’t wanna feel that type of hurt again” and “I wanna feel that type of love again.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When you truly love me, you accept me for who I am. Because who I’m not..I will never be.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “It doesn’t matter how great of a person she is to you, it matters how great of a person she is for you.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “If I hurt your feelings I’m gonna do it with pure intentions. I love you but I love me more.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Don’t lose your mind trying to wait for people to come to their senses.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Love is a battlefield, not a one night stand.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When you start doing things for you, then you can make someone else happy because you’re happy.” ~ Kevin Gates

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  • “When you follow your heart, you always win.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When you’re always living to please others, you’re gonna be in a constant state of depression. You’ve gotta love yourself and put yourself first.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “When people start loving themselves and each other, the world changes.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “You don’t know pain until you’ve sat back and asked God to heal your heart.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “My heart’s bigger than my body, that’s why I don’t get close to people because when I love you, I actually love you.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Some say life is a gamble, well that means love is a casino.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Heartbreak is very, very real. There’s nothing wrong with crying. That is how we heal. That is how we release it.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “You ever had a conversation with somebody and it just drained the life out of you? That’s because you weren’t protecting your energy.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “The times that I didn’t adhere to what my gut and my heart were telling me, I always suffered the consequences.” ~ Kevin Gates

Quotes From Kevin Gates About Music

To wrap up this list, let’s dive into a final collection of quotes from Kevin Gates about his love for music.

  • “I’ve had mixtapes that have been better than albums I’ve heard from other artists. I take my time, I put my heart into it.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I’m super serious about music. That’s pretty much the only thing that I’m serious about.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I never went outside of my element to capture fans. It stayed all about the music.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “In 7th grade, I wrote my first rap song. It was about everything I was seeing, everything that was going on around me.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I love to make music, I love to get tattoos…That’s just what I love. If I wasn’t getting paid I’d still do it.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I always let the music instruct me on which way to go. Forwards, backwards, left, right. It’s like boxing. I’m only as strong as my opponent.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Rap really saved my life, and it also provided me with an outlet to mentor young people on the same mission.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “It’s about really really being who you are as an individual and not apologizing for it. On every song, I want to give you a piece of who I am as an individual.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “What I see, what I went through, what a friend of mine went through, I rap about all of it.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I put my heart and my soul into my music and people just gravitate towards it because I make emotion-based music.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I could care less about the particular, I just like to make music.” ~ Kevin Gates
  • “I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is my music.” ~ Kevin Gates

Motivational Videos & Speeches From Kevin Gates

Hungry for even more Kevin Gates quotes?

Well good! Because the following videos are incredibly motivational speeches from Kevin Gates where he shares his ideas on life, success, music, etc.

Luckily, there’s plenty to choose from because Gates always has interesting wisdom to share whenever people interview him.

So if you’re looking for more powerful words from Kevin Gates, here are his most hard-hitting motivational speeches on the internet:


This is another really good one from one of my favorite motivational channels on Youtube:

Final Thoughts

Kevin Gates is first and foremost a rapper, but he’s also clearly on a mission to inspire people and make the world a better place.

Gates is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve, and it’s this raw emotion that makes his message that much more powerful.

Through his music and his quotes, he’s inspired countless people to accept themselves, radiate positivity, and hustle to achieve their dreams.

So let his words be a reminder that no matter what challenges you’re struggling with, you’re strong enough to overcome them.

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