"You're blessed if you have the strength to work."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Mahalia Jackson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Mahalia Jackson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Mahalia Jackson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Mahalia Jackson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Mahalia Jackson on Ernest Hemingway
"How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?"
"Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul man cannot live in health without them."
"If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you."
"Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking."
"Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all."