The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
Don't terrorize. Organize. Don't burn. Give kids a chance to learn . . . The real answer to race problems in this country is education. Not burning and killing. Be ready. Be qualified. Own something. Be somebody. That's Black Power.
I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself)
I've got soul and I'm super bad.
My music wasn't written by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach or Schubert. It's written by God and me. They go "a one and a two and up." We start on the downbeat. Bam! And that's where we got them.
Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.
Money won't change you, but time will take you out.
You got to use what you got to get just what you want.
Music, it requires more than brawn. It requires a lot of heart. You gotta put love in there.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.
As I always said, if people wanted to know who James Brown is, all they have to do is listen to my music.
I only got a seventh-grade education, but I have a doctorate in funk, and I like to put that to good use
Tell the politicians and the hustlers: live and let live.
I want to say to you: Help yourself, so you can help someone else.
I just thank God for all of the blessings.
Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days.
Thank God for the journey.
Don't let nobody take care of your business better than you.
Like Christ said, love thee one another. I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and be appreciative and thankful for what I had.
We can never be like it was at Penn State with Joe Paterno. That was an anomaly in an of itself.
You can't teach others if you are living the same way.
It doesn't matter how you travel it, it's the same road. It doesn't get any easier when you get bigger, it gets harder. And it will kill you if you let it.
I don't know karate, but I know ka-razy!
When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy.
I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the fact why I'm so neat today as opposed to a few years ago. I never knew that the weight made that much difference.
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