Top 10 Sammy Davis Jr Quotes

Sammy Davis Jr(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990), aka Mr. Entertainment, was an American singer, dancer, and actor. He was part of the legendary Rat Pack that included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

Here are Sammy Davis Jr’s top ten greatest quotes:


Talk about handicap- I’m a one-eyed Negro Jew.


You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.


The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.


Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man. 


I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.


What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.


I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.


If you want to be the best, baby, you’ve got to work harder than anybody else.


Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.


Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly.

Thank you Sammy Davis Jr!

Interesting Facts:

  • He lost his left eye in a car accident in 1954.
  • He has his own TV show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show.
  • Elvis Presley was his friend.
  • He had one daughter and adopted two sons.

What are some of your favorite Sammy Davis Jr facts or quotes?


Photo Credit: NBC Television [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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