"In the inner city, there's a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I've gotta love me more than anybody else loves me."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Mary J. Blige on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Mary J. Blige on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Mary J. Blige on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Mary J. Blige on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Mary J. Blige on Thomas Paine
"I've just been growing right along. It's painful, but it's a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It's like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you're looking so hot."
"When I was a child I didn't care about getting an education, and I didn't finish high school."
"It was only for two years, and I jumped from family to family. It's very scary."
"I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children."
"I do consider myself part of black history."