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Mahalia Jackson Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Faith

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

Money just draws flies.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody needs somebody.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

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

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.
- 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faith is to believe what you do not see;
the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
- Saint Augustine

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

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

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


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