Quotes to live by from Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory 1967, Chicago, USA
I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.
I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
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.
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it’s a sport.
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.

Dick Gregory 1975, Cambridge, USA
Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.
When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It’s not enough, but it helps.
Just being a Negro doesn’t qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
I wouldn’t mind paying taxes – if I knew they were going to a friendly country.

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