‘Words to live by’ : is a daily segment by theSystem * that looks into 7 of the most striking comments and quotes by thought leaders in life or otherwise.

Here are 10 quotes by 10 of the most financially successful rappers alive :

I tried to pay attention, but attention paid me.” —Lil Wayne

“Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.” – Ice Cube

“Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.” – Usher

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake

“I think my thing is I grew up in the ghetto, and I was able to get a second chance. That’s what I’m trying to tell kids.” – Master P

“Success is my only option, failure’s not.” “Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.” – Eminem

“The only two things that scare men now are God and the IRS.” – Dr. Dre

“Success doesn’t just land on your lap. You have to work, work, work, work, and work some more.” – Diddy

“Money and power don’t change you,they just further expose your true self. People look at you strange, say you changed. Like you worked that hard to stay the same. You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter.” – Jay-Z

“I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.” – Kanye