47 quotes found by Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory
People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.
life  change  High  # 159264
Dick Gregory
If you take 12 waters from the coconut - not the ones you buy in the store, although that's good - but the fresh coconuts, the little brown ones with the three eyes, if you take 12 of those within 24 hours, your blood will go back to the way it was when you were born.
good  Three  eyes  # 159265
Dick Gregory
If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.
Days  control  Bring  # 159266
Dick Gregory
When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.
lost  Goes  Army  # 159267
Dick Gregory
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'?
time  Business  Free  # 159268
Dick Gregory
I went to Ethiopia, and it dawned on me that you can tell a starving, malnourished person because they've got a bloated belly and a bald head. And I realized that if you come through any American airport and see businessmen running through with bloated bellies and bald heads, that's malnutrition, too.
Head  running  Realized  # 159269
Dick Gregory
When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.
Mom  good  god  # 159270
Dick Gregory
Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don't have the ability to be lovable.
love  Ability  dangerous  # 159271
Dick Gregory
Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
understand  Situation  Race  # 159272
Dick Gregory
I never thought I'd see the day that I would see white folks as frightened, or more so, than black folks was during the civil rights movement when we was in Mississippi.
Black  rights  White  # 159273
Dick Gregory
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
marriage  Political  Beginning  # 159274
Dick Gregory
I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp - just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man.
Black  White  King  # 159275
Dick Gregory
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
history  Great  Against  # 159276
Dick Gregory
In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
america  Whether  sun  # 159277
Dick Gregory
There is a limit on how much information you can keep bottled up.
Limit  Bottled  # 159278
Dick Gregory
Let me tell you, never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African-Americans have made in a 30-year period, in spite of many black folks and white folks lying to one another.
history  Another  Black  # 159279