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Dick Gregory quotes

Being white is a job in America. You take that away, you better get the soldiers out.

When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.

I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp - just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man.

I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.

If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.

When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don't have the ability to be lovable.

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.

In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.

Everything we do we should look at in terms of millions of people who can't afford it.

Coconut milk is the only thing on this planet that comes identically to mother's milk.

People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.

There's a God force inside of you that gives you a will to live.

I went to Ethiopia, and it dawned on me that you can tell a starving, malnourished person because they've got a bloated belly and a bald head. And I realized that if you come through any American airport and see businessmen running through with bloated bellies and bald heads, that's malnutrition, too.

If you take 12 waters from the coconut - not the ones you buy in the store, although that's good - but the fresh coconuts, the little brown ones with the three eyes, if you take 12 of those within 24 hours, your blood will go back to the way it was when you were born.

If it wasn't for Abe Lincoln, I'd still be on the open market.