All poor people ain't black/ and all black people ain't poor.
If you ask a Negro where he's been, he'll tell you where he's going.
If you want to keep something secret from black folks, put it between the covers of a book.
In the South they don't care how close you get, as long as you don't get too high. In the North, they don't care how high you get, as long as you don't get too close.
Mothers raise their daughters and let their sons grow up.
Old Satan couldn't get along without plenty of help.
Romance/ without finance/ don't stand a chance.
The very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and my chains fell off.
We ain't what we want to be; we ain't what we gonna be; but thank God, we ain't what we was.