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Marian Anderson Quotes and Sayings

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I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.
- Marian Anderson

Prayer begins where human capacity ends.
- Marian Anderson

None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin.
This fact of nature offers no clue to the character
or quality of the person underneath.
- Marian Anderson

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek.
You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers,
but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.
- Marian Anderson

 

The minute a person whose word means a great deal to
others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way,
many others follow.
- Marian Anderson

I forgave the DAR many years ago.
You lose a lot of time hating people.
- Marian Anderson

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God...
When you have been given something in a moment of grace,
it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
- Marian Anderson

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Leadership should be born out of the understanding
of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
- Marian Anderson

When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black.
I don't want them to see that my face is white.
I want them to see my soul.
And that is colorless.
- Marian Anderson

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
- Marian Anderson

You lose a lot of time, hating people.
- Marian Anderson

When you stop having dreams and ideals -
well,
you might as well stop altogether.
- Marian Anderson

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you
has to be down there to hold him down,
so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
- Marian Anderson

There are many persons ready to do what is right because
in their hearts they know it is right.
But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to
make the make the first move -
and he,
in turn, waits for you.
- Marian Anderson

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things.
But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming
that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression
that will make it easier for those who follow.
- Marian Anderson

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela


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