June 16th 2021 marks the 50th birthday of the late Tupac Shakur, whose music still remains as prevalent today as it did when he rose to fame back in the 1990s.

To celebrate his birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith, a close friend of the late rapper, shared a poem he had given her on Instagram, titled “Lost Soulz.”

She said: “I don’t think this one has ever been published… I don’t think he would have minded that I shared this with you guys.”

In honour of Tupac and his lyrics, we have compiled a list of 50 inspirational and motivational quotes from the “Ghetto Gospel” artist.

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Inspirational Tupac quotes

“I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”

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“Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”

“They have money for war but can’t feed the poor.”

“A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.”

“For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.”

“Don’t believe everything you hear: Real eyes, Realize, Real lies.”

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”

“The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone.”

“THUG LIFE: The Hate U Give Little Infants F**ks Everyone.”

“Always do your best, don’t let the pressure make you panic.”

“All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.”

“The only time I have problems is when I sleep.”

“Things will never be the same, that’s just the way it is.”

“Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.”

“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.”

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Tupac quotes for Instagram

“People die but legends live forever.”

“If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.”

“Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can see and feel.”

“I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn for affection.”

“Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.”

“My mama always used to tell me: If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.”

“A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.”

“Everytime I speak, I want the truth to come out. Everytime I speak I want a shiver.”

“The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone.”

“Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead.”

“Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.”

“We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other.”

“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”

“I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.”

“Just cause you live in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow.”

“When I was a little baby, I remember that one moment of calm-peace, and 3 minutes after that, it was on.”

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Tupac Shakur song lyrics for Instagram

Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place

It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other

Sometimes life can be a heavy load 

Time to heal our women, be real to our women

You know they got me trapped in this prison of seclusion

I make rhyme pay, others make crime pay

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots

I hope we see the light before it’s ruined

Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace and end the war in the streets

Recollect your thoughts, don’t get caught up in the mix

Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride

I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive

Never surrender. It’s all about the faith you got: Don’t ever stop, just push it till you hit the top, and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you. That way you can never fall.

It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.

Strength is overcome by weakness. Joy is overcome by pain. The night is overcome by brightness.

Even though you’re fed up, you gotta keep your head up

I exist in the depths of solitude pondering my true goal

No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble

We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart

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