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I just thank God for all of the blessings.
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.
You can't teach others if you are living the same way.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.
The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
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.
I named my new son James Joseph Brown II. I think he's going to be a lot better than I was.
I'm kidding about having only a few dollars. I might have a few dollars more.
Thank God for the journey.
I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.
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.
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.
I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.
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.
I want to say to you, Help yourself, so you can help someone else.
You only live once.
My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
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.
I did the thing with bonds, which was about 30 million dollars, and didn't get none of the money on them.
I've been held responsible for taxes I know nothing about.
You can take care of yourself, and God helps those who help themselves.
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.
The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don't have no down time.
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.
I got a wife who likes expensive things, so she takes all the cash.
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