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It is easy to be independent when you've got money.
by Mahalia Jackson

It is easy to be independent when you've got money.
But to be independent when you haven't got a thing,
that's the Lord's test.
- Mahalia Jackson

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul;
man cannot live in health without them.
- Mahalia Jackson

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same
trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
- Mahalia Jackson

The Lord doesn't like us to be dead.
Be alive.
Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord,
because He said so.
- Mahalia Jackson

 

I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
- Mahalia Jackson

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of
heaven and pour blessings upon you.
- Mahalia Jackson

If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning,
you better see if you can locate that check.
- Mahalia Jackson

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God can make you anything you want to be,
but you have to put everything in his hands.
- Mahalia Jackson

Time is important to me because I want to sing long
enough to leave a message.
I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would
dare stop me until the Lord arrives!
- Mahalia Jackson

When you are through with the blues,
you've got nothing to rest on.
- Mahalia Jackson

Without a song, each day would be a century.
- Mahalia Jackson

One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.
- Mahalia Jackson

They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
- Mahalia Jackson

I don't worry too much about the script,
I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
- Mahalia Jackson

I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
- Mahalia Jackson

This is the place to see the stars -
Hollywood Bowl.
- Mahalia Jackson

Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
- Mahalia Jackson

I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.
- Mahalia Jackson

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.
- Mahalia Jackson

The trouble with records is that they're too short.
- Mahalia Jackson

Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit,
yelling for help.
- Mahalia Jackson

How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders
without using your hands?
- Mahalia Jackson

Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin,
although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
- Mahalia Jackson

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good.
Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
- Mahalia Jackson

You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
- Mahalia Jackson

Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me.
Don't talk skin to me.
- Mahalia Jackson

My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.
- Mahalia Jackson

When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
- Mahalia Jackson

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
- Mahalia Jackson

Money just draws flies.
- Mahalia Jackson

Everybody needs somebody.
- Mahalia Jackson

Put your mind on the gospel.
And remember - there's one God for all.
- Mahalia Jackson

The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
- Mahalia Jackson

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

Know that joy is a choice, but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

People with great gifts are easy to find,
but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone


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