25 Rodney King Quotes On Success In Life

Rodney Glen King was an African-American author and activist. King was beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest, after a high-speed chase, for driving while intoxicated on I-210. An uninvolved individual, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. The incident was covered by news media around the world and caused a public furor. These Rodney King quotes will motivate you.

Best Rodney King Quotes

  1. “As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.” ~ Rodney King
  2. “Why can’t we all just get along?” ~ Rodney King
  3. “I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.” ~ Rodney King
  4. “I don’t see how you can grow as a world without being able to get along with people. So many people is hating out there and it’s not making a difference.” ~ Rodney King
  5. “I had to learn to forgive. I couldn’t sleep at night. I got ulcers. I had to let go, to let God deal with it. No one wants to be mad in their own house. I didn’t want to be angry my whole life. It takes so much energy out of you to be mean.” ~ Rodney King
  6. “It’s happening right now… it’s just not on film, it’s not being recorded.” ~ Rodney King

  7. “I’m a religious person. I remember my mom told me: ‘Vengeance belongs to God. It’s up to him to wreak vengeance.’ It’s hard for me to get to that point, but that’s the work of God.” ~ Rodney King
  8. “Anybody can get bigheaded once they know the seat cannot be pulled out from under them.” ~ Rodney King
  9. “When I leave here, when my final day on this earth is up, I want to leave in peace. I want to have peace in my heart.” ~ Rodney King
  10. “I know and value what it means to wake up and be alive and to share my story. I’m so blessed to be here and to be able to talk about it.” ~ Rodney King
  11. “I tell myself time heals. It really does.” ~ Rodney King

  12. “Obama, he wouldn’t have been in office without what happened to me and a lot of black people before me. He would never have been in that situation, no doubt in my mind. He would get there eventually, but it would have been a lot longer. So I am glad for what I went through. It opened the doors for a lot of people.” ~ Rodney King
  13. “For a long time, sure, I was letting the pressure of being Rodney King get to me. It ain’t easy. Even now, I walk into a place wondering, ‘What people are thinking? Do they know who I am? What do they think about what happened? Do they blame me for the all those people who died?'” ~ Rodney King Quotes
  14. “People look at me like I should have been like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. I should have seen life like that and stay out of trouble, and don’t do this and don’t do that. But it’s hard to live up to some people’s expectations.” ~ Rodney King
  15. “I saw my hometown burning that day.” ~ Rodney King

  16. “We could all get along if we just hang out at iSurfing.” ~ Rodney King
  17. “You know, before when (the police went) to work, they used to be like, ‘I’m gonna kick somebody’s ass today and so I hope I can catch somebody in a bad situation or breaking the law, because I’m gonna beat someone’s ass in a big way, I think that attitude has changed.” ~ Rodney King
  18. “Nice guys just don’t finish first in the music industry.” ~ Rodney King
  19. “It’s not painful to relive it. I’m comfortable with my position in American history.” ~ Rodney King

  20. “As a black man, you run from the cops. It’s different now, but back when I was coming up, you run.” ~ Rodney King
  21. “Waking up sober is a good day. I love being able to wake up and do positive things, to go to the gym.” ~ Rodney King
  22. “We wouldn’t be as far along as a country if we didn’t take on some of Martin Luther King’s ways that he instilled in us.” ~ Rodney King
  23. “Over the years, a lot of rappers – Lil’ Wayne, Ice Cube – have used my name in their songs. I’m a real touchstone of history.” ~ Rodney King
  24. “I sometimes feel like I’m caught in a vise. Some people feel like I’m some kind of hero. Others hate me.” ~ Rodney King
  25. “What I’ve learned to do is arrest my addiction – arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested.” ~ Rodney King

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