"In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Dick Gregory on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Dick Gregory on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Dick Gregory on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Dick Gregory on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Dick Gregory on Joseph Stalin
"You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven't got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don't need, you can't be white."
"You hear entertainers all the time, saying, 'If I couldn't get paid for this, I'd do it for free.' When's the last time you ever heard a business person say, 'If I couldn't get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum, I'd do it for free'?"
"People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave."
"It's cool to be healthy."
"My mother was the sweetest lady who ever lived on this planet, but if you tried to tell her that Jesus wasn't a Christian, she would stomp you to death."