"When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Dick Gregory on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Dick Gregory on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Dick Gregory on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Dick Gregory on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Dick Gregory on Abraham Lincoln
"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."