"I can't predict the future and I don't have respect for people who try to."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jackie Mason on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jackie Mason on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jackie Mason on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jackie Mason on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jackie Mason on Abraham Lincoln
"I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times."