- When people die we always reminisce over their lives and what they meant to us. To me, Dick Gregory was a legend and an inspiration. Outspoken to the very end about black rights and the rights of all humans to live up to their potential and to continue to foster kindness in everyday life. The world lost an true legend this week but if we listen, if we really listen to the message this man embodied his entire life, we can hear a consistent sound: courage to stand up in the face of adversity and no matter how bad it looks, don't forget to laugh. "Love is man’s natural endowment, but he doesn’t know how to use it. He refuses to recognize the power of love because of his love of power."