I believe in the Golden Rule - The Man with the Gold... Rules.— Mr. T
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People ask what gives me the authority to give advice? I say, First of all, I don't give advice. Dr Phil gives advice. Mr T helps people. I motivate them, I inspire them, I give them hope, and I plant the seed so they can feel good about themselves
Any man who doesn't love his mama can't be no friend of mine.
You're going through college, and you're going to be faced with a lot of things.
You're going to face adversity, the main thing is don't quit. For many people it's easy to quit, but don't. That's what separates the winners from the losers, what separates the all-stars from the also-rans.
I remember one time I tried to pity this fool.
He told me his name was Jeff. He was married. He pulled out his wallet and showed me three pictures of his kids; Kelly, Robert, Brittany. Real cute kids. Don't get too close man. It's hard to pity a fool if you get too close.
Basically, I wear sandals, like Jesus.
When it gets cold in Chicago, the snow way up to my knees, I still wear my sandals. But that's me.
I'm not perfect, I'm not an angel, but I try to live a certain way because it brings honour and respect to my mother. I tell people that when they look at me, they're looking at nothing but a big, overgrown, tough mama's boy. That's who I am.
It takes a smart guy to play dumb.
When I'm in the house of God, I don't wear my jewelry, if you're looking for my jewelry. All you see is my heart of gold.
I have the Midas touch, in the way that when I hook up with a project, I feel, not speaking cocky or conceited, but there's a confidence I have. I learned that from Muhammad Ali; I used to bodyguard him. He taught me about confidence. So when it comes to any job I work, I'm gonna do it good; I'm going to bring it over the top.
I'm a mama's boy because everything I do is with respect to my mother.
I won't do a movie or a video that would bring disrespect to my mother.
I am the best bodyguard, because I'll take a bullet, I'll take a stab wound, I'll take a hit upside the head; I'm like a kamikaze pilot.
When I was little, I used to adore gold. It was something special.
God is on my side, and that's all I need.
I get up in the morning, I pray to God. I don't pray to the president, the governor, the mayor, no black caucus, no this and that. I pray to God, and that's the end of it.
I'm tough when I have to be, tender when I should be.
When you find a really tough guy, he's not a predator. He doesn't have to prove himself. Guys who have to pretend to be tough, they ain't. I'm tough.
If you can't read, the only thing you can do is enjoy the pictures, not the whole story. Reading is the key to knowledge. Knowledge is the key to understanding. So read on, young man! Read on, young lady!
There's hockey and football players tougher than me, there's gangbangers tougher than me. But my toughness is more, Jesus said "Be of tough mind, but tender heart; be tough as a serpent, but tender as a dove." That's who I am and what I do.
I didn't come to Hollywood. Hollywood came to me. A lot of people wish they could say the things I say. Everyone out here is so phony, it's sickening.
I try to work out my mind more these days.
I try to eat right. I don't drink, I don't smoke, and I take the skin off chicken. But I'm not on no special diet. I like my steak and potatoes, ice cream, doughnuts.
Now I wear my cancer like I wear my blackness I'm proud!
I made a little money. And like the Bible says, I was enjoying the fruits of my labor. This is my comeback. This is me doing what I love to do.
Like I tell people they wind up having short term pleasure and long term pain.
I'm a tell what Minister Louis Farrakhan said, "Black people ain't poor, they just don't spend wisely" and that's the truth.
For my job, I act tough. I'm not tough. On the street, I don't go out beating people up and this and that. I used to joke one time on the television station that I never... Everybody that I beat up deserved it. I never beat up an innocent person.
WWE asked me to be in the Hall of Fame, and I turned it down.
You know why? They put Pete Rose in the wrestling Hall of Fame. This guy can't even get into his own Hall of Fame.
Everything I've done was above board, as an actor I wanted to do two things.
I wanted to entertain as well as get a message across. I never did no pimp roles, no negative roles, or anything like that. I had fun, everything I've done I'm proud to take my mother to.
Back in the day, I would wear up to 45 pounds of gold. It would take me four hours to get dressed!
I hope people have pulled something about me and said "Hey Mr.
T loves his mother, hey Mr. T ain't no dummy, hey Mr. T never grabbed his crotch," when you're talking about Hip-Hop culture.
I wore the gold is symbolic of my African heritage.
When my black ancestors was bought over here from Africa they were shackled by their neck, they wrist and they ankles in steel chains. I turned those steel chains into gold to symbolize the fight. I'm still a slave, only my price tag is higher.
I'm a child of God first. Before I became a celebrity, I was baptized a Christian.
First name: Mister; middle name: period; last name T.
I tell everybody, I get so much because I give so much.
I give freely, I give all my time, give all my money, give all of my soul. I try to motivate people. I try to inspire them.
I'm a Christian - I really don't believe in UFOs.
I had a plan ever since I was nine years old, when I said "Mama, I'm a buy you a nice house and pretty dresses." That was the plan, that was my goal.
Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt don't wear clothes with your name on it, so why should you wear their name?
As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal.
I never try boost my career of the less fortunate somebody.
Because if I gotta call and get press off of it - it ain't coming from my heart.
I'm tender when I need to be. I'm tough when I should to be.
I'm a bold Christian, not a scaredy-cat Christian.
I don't like magic - but I have been known to make guys disappear.
When I was old enough to change my name, I changed it to Mr.
T so that the first word out of someone's mouth was 'Mister,' a sign of respect.
Table the label and wear your own name.
My mother is a strong, wonderful woman. I could never be anything she didn't want me to be.
I'll never have a wedding. I don't want to marry just to do what everybody else is doing.
When I was nine years old, living on the south side of Chicago, my father was a minister and my mother used to scrub floors. I had seven brothers and four sisters. I told my mama, 'One of these days I'm going to be big and strong and buy you a beautiful house.' That's all I've ever wanted to do with my life, is to take care of my mother.
When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn't afford to pay attention.
I take a lot of pride in the work I do, because people pay to see me.
They've go to get babysitters, park their car, get popcorn and candy. I've got to be conscious of that.
God didn't make me to make movies, flex muscles, buy gold.
What you love the most becomes your God... If I never make another dollar, my life is complete.
I would like to talk about my Mama, for a bit.
My celebrity status allows me an opportunity, allows me a pulpit to preach and reach out to the people. Not even always preaching but just leading, motivating them by being a leader.
My mother told me, 'Son, nobody else but God knows.
' And that's what I'm about - reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That's what I do.