"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Sammy Davis, Jr. on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Sammy Davis, Jr. on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Sammy Davis, Jr. on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Sammy Davis, Jr. on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Sammy Davis, Jr. on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens."
"My home has always been show business."
"You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it."
"I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money."
"I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it."