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Time is important to me because I want to sing long
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Money just draws flies.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

Everybody needs somebody.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson


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