"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Dick Gregory on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Dick Gregory on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Dick Gregory on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Dick Gregory on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Dick Gregory on Winston Churchill
"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."