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Aretha Franklin Quotes and Sayings

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My faith always has been and always will be important to me.
- Aretha Franklin

I think the hardest thing is losing weight.
That's the hardest thing more than anything else.
- Aretha Franklin

I always felt rock and roll was very,
very wholesome music.
- Aretha Franklin

I'm a big woman.
I need big hair.
- Aretha Franklin

 

Don't say Aretha is making a comeback,
because I've never been away!
- Aretha Franklin

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.
- Aretha Franklin

I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage.
- Aretha Franklin

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Being a singer is a natural gift.
It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the
gift that God gave me to use.
I'm happy with that.
- Aretha Franklin

If a song's about something I've experienced or that
could've happened to me it's good.
But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it.
Because that's what soul is all about.
- Aretha Franklin

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher PHOTO

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
- Paula Abdul

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

Only faith is sufficient.
- Robert Ley

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

To me faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

It takes vision and courage to create -
it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young

The power of faith will often shine forth the most
when the character is naturally weak.
- Augustus Hare

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

A man of courage is also full of faith.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Faith consists in believing when it is
beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire

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

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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