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James Brown Quotes

I just thank God for all of the blessings.
James Brown
God, Blessings, Thank

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
James Brown
Problems, Dancing, Solve

Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he’s got it all.
James Brown
Hair, Second, Teeth

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.
James Brown
Thankful, Love, Respect

I think what I came through is great, but my son can take it to another level, not having to fight racism. His mother’s a Norwegian and I’m mixed up four or five times, so he can face the world.
James Brown
Great, Mother, Another

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.
James Brown
Taught

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.
James Brown
Family, Spiritual, Forget

I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever ’cause he believed in God.
James Brown
God, Job, Thinking

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.
James Brown
Good, Mind, Heart

I want to say to you, Help yourself, so you can help someone else.
James Brown
Yourself, Help

Thank God for the journey.
James Brown
God, Journey, Thank

I’m not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can’t play my stuff. It’s too complicated.
James Brown
Stuff, Top, Joining

Sometimes I feel like I’m a preacher as well, ’cause I can really get into an audience.
James Brown
Audience, Cause, Preacher

I’m kidding about having only a few dollars. I might have a few dollars more.
James Brown
Funny, Few, Might

I’ve been knocked down a lot of times.
James Brown
Times, Knocked

I’ve been held responsible for taxes I know nothing about.
James Brown
Taxes, Held

My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
James Brown
Double

You can take care of yourself, and God helps those who help themselves.
James Brown
God, Yourself, Help

I did the thing with bonds, which was about 30 million dollars, and didn’t get none of the money on them.
James Brown
Money, None, Million

You can’t teach others if you are living the same way.
James Brown
Others, Living, Teach

I’d like to cut down on the work a little bit.
James Brown
Work, Bit, Cut

My son don’t have to say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud. He don’t have to be called those crazy names.
James Brown
Crazy, Black, Proud

When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
James Brown
Trying, Lose, Joy

I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we’d have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
James Brown
Best, Started, Talent

I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people.
James Brown
Best, Looking, Son

I got a wife who likes expensive things, so she takes all the cash.
James Brown
Wife, She, Takes

I named my new son James Joseph Brown II. I think he’s going to be a lot better than I was.
James Brown
Son, James, Named

The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don’t have no down time.
James Brown
Time, Hardest, James

I was stillborn. The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone. I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again, ’cause my body was still warm. The Good Lord brought me back.
James Brown
Good, Again, Body

When God took it, he accepted it; when he brought it back, he accepted it. That’s what’s happening with me.
James Brown
God, Took, Happening

You only live once.
James Brown
Once

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.
James Brown
Today, Tell, Fact

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