„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.“

—  James Brown

Statement on national TV during the 1968 riots in Washington, DC after the Martin Luther King assassination. http://likethedew.com/2010/04/26/james-brown-and-his-changing-times-rockin-the-white-house-8

„Manhood is what we profess, and what we try to get across.“

—  James Brown

Pop Chronicles: Show 51 - The Soul Reformation: Phase three, soul music at the summit. (Part 7) https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19832/m1/#track/5, recorded 1.7.1970 http://archive.is/w3aj.

„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

Brown, J. & Tucker, B.B. (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul. Macmillan: New York. ISBN 0-02517-430-4

„This is an issue couples have to be straight on and agree on before they walk down that aisle; otherwise there is no way their marriage will survive.“

—  James Brown

On having children — as quoted in Brown, J. & Eliot, M. (2005). I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul, p. 248. New American Library: New York. ISBN 0-45121-393-9

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