1. “They kick you when you’re down, but they wanna kick it when you’re up.”
During a March appearance on The Ellen Show, Khaled unleashed this truth bomb referencing the haters, or "they" as Khaled calls them.
2. “You can never run out of keys.”
Khaled blessed Jimmy Kimmel with some Snapchat wisdom and dropped major knowledge on the late-night talk show host during a recent guest spot including, but not limited, to keys to being yourself, spreading positive energy and not falling for "the trap."
3. “Don’t ever play yourself.”
One of Khaled’s most important ideas is that you should never "play" or kid yourself. The producer says he took this quote to heart when it came to deciding to throw a photo shoot with a real-life lion for the Major Key album cover.
4. “You gotta water your plants. Nobody can water them for you.”
During a comedy bit about failed presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Khaled offered this universal truth about putting in work.
5. “Stay focused and secure your bag, because they want you to fail and they don’t want us to win.”
During an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club last month, Khaled summed up his life’s work in one sentence. Using one of his favorite sayings -- “secure your bag” -- this quote touches on how you should hold onto success when it comes your way and never, ever let it slip by.
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6. “I’m all about peace. I’m all about unity. I’m all about love.”
Long before Khaled became king of Snapchat, he had major keys. During a 2014 appearance on Larry King Now, Khaled spread love.
7. "We gonna win more. We gonna live more. We the best."
Not only is We the Best the name of Khaled’s label, it is a positive sentiment that affects anyone who hears it.
8. “I’m gonna go hard no matter what because I gotta feed my family and I gotta feed myself.”
Khaled isn’t talking about breakfast (one of his favorite meals of the day). He’s actually referring to the hustle in this insightful quote about his work ethic from a January interview with Real 92.3's Big Boy.
9. “The key is that I’m the king.”
If there’s one thing to remember about Khaled, it’s this.