"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."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Marian Anderson on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Marian Anderson on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Marian Anderson on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Marian Anderson on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Marian Anderson on Lawrence Welk
"When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether."
"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman."
"Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it."
"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."