Rick Ross is turning the big 4-0 today and the larger-than-life rap star from Miami has given us a treasure trove of quotables since he broke through in 2005. Rozay hasn't always dropped jewels, of course (we can't forget that shameful "U.O.E.N.O." verse or his infamous "shout-out to pears") but he's landed a few moments of profundity that we wanted to acknowledge.

So here are five of Rozay's best quotes in recognition of him reaching OG status at age 40.

On thriving even under stressful circumstances:
There may be some difficulties during a period of adjustment. Specifically, picking up their life again and making their own truly independent decisions.

On work ethic:
If I had been literate, I wouldn't have sold drugs. I just wanted a job. I would have worked at McDonald's. And I would've put the same effort into the fries and mopping the floor that I would have put into drugs. I'm the kind of person that always wants to do a job the best I can. I don't believe in half-doing jobs.

On influence:
I may not be a role model, but I most definitely could be motivation for a lot of people in the hoods.

On who throws the best parties in hip-hop:
Puff Daddy is a great party thrower. He goes down in the history books. DJ Khaled most definitely knows how to rock a party. I would also say, me being in Atlanta, Jermaine Dupri, who just so happens to be the DJ of my party [and] who fucking created so many endless hit records, so I’m pretty sure we’ll be dancing all night. Let’s take it over there to the West Coast. Fuck it. Me and Dre. It’s all about the music.

On Rick Ross:
I'm very versatile and there's nothing I really regret in my life. I'm excited with who I am and I'm just going to keep riding the wave.