Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
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.
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
Gospel songs are the songs of hope. When you sing gospel you have the feeling there is a cure for what's wrong, but when you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.
Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
Without a song, each day would be a century.
God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.
If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
Money just draws flies.
Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place.
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!
One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.
Blues are the songs of despair,
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl.
When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.
They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
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