"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'?"
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Dick Gregory on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Dick Gregory on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Dick Gregory on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Dick Gregory on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."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."
"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."
"When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps."