When you go out on a football field, you are responsible for taking care of yourself. The more rules you get, the less players truly take care of themselves.

- Jim Brown

People think that coaches are always right, but it's difficult to teach a runner how to run, because every runner is different. You have to have an understanding of how to assist what that runner has, so they know how to assist what you have without taking away your special ability, because you're not like anybody else.

- Jim Brown

I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don't want the game to be a killer of our players.

- Jim Brown

Even though the money is great and the fame is great, you still have a lot of disenfranchised young men that are participating in the NFL that are not very happy. A lot of them are very bitter. A lot them are very angry. So many of them have had no fathers and no home life, and basically, no education.

- Jim Brown

Nobody I ever broke bread with, and I see players all the time, talked about using their head running the football.

- Jim Brown

I was just a big guy running down with a big, deep pocket and little short stick putting it against my chest.

- Jim Brown

A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.

- Jim Brown

When you have a problem, rules don't solve your problem. It's caring and education.

- Jim Brown

Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America when what black America needs isn't a leader, it is education.

- Jim Brown

I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.

- Jim Brown