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Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Whoever said anybody has a right to give up? Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much. If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: I need to work outside government, on my own. I need to work outside government, on my own.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: It is time for every one of us to roll up our sleeves and put ourselves at the top of our commitment list. It is time for every one of us to roll up our sleeves and put ourselves at the top of our commitment list.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: We're spending, on average, three times more for prison than for public-school pupils. That's the dumbest investment policy. It doesn't make us safer. We're spending, on average, three times more for prison than for public-school pupils. That's the dumbest investment policy. It doesn't make us safer.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Never let us confuse what is legal with what is right. Everything Hitler did in Nazi Germany was legal, but it was not right. Never let us confuse what is legal with what is right. Everything Hitler did in Nazi Germany was legal, but it was not right.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting. If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: If parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. If parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Children don't vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them. Children don't vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Hope is the best contraceptive. Hope is the best contraceptive.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Black women rock the cradle, and whoever rocks the cradle rocks the future. Black women rock the cradle, and whoever rocks the cradle rocks the future.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Amidst protestations of 'Who can be against the children?' too few people are FOR children when it really matters. Amidst protestations of 'Who can be against the children?' too few people are FOR children when it really matters.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: I never thought I was breaking a glass ceiling. I just had to do what I had to do, and it never occurred to me not to. I never thought I was breaking a glass ceiling. I just had to do what I had to do, and it never occurred to me not to.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Ordinary women of grace are, in a sense, my real role models. Ordinary women of grace are, in a sense, my real role models.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: It never occurred to me that I was not going to challenge segregation. It never occurred to me that I was not going to challenge segregation.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: There comes a time when you roll up your sleeves and put yourself at the top of your commitment list. There comes a time when you roll up your sleeves and put yourself at the top of your commitment list.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time. If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Be grateful for good breaks and kind favors but don't count on them. Be grateful for good breaks and kind favors but don't count on them.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Don't wait for, expect, or rely on favors. Count on earning them by hard work and perseverance. Don't wait for, expect, or rely on favors.
Count on earning them by hard work
and perseverance.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: In politics, there are no friends. In politics, there are no friends.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Whoever said anyone has the right to give up. Whoever said anyone has the right to give up.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: I hadn't planned on going to law school. I wanted to study 19th-century Russian literature. I hadn't planned on going to law school. I wanted to study 19th-century Russian literature.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: People want to pick the leader, and we are obsessed with celebrity and whoever is on the cover of this or that. People want to pick the leader, and we are obsessed with celebrity and whoever is on the cover of this or that.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem. We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Children teach us to be courageous and to stand up against injustice. Children teach us to be courageous and to stand up against injustice.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him. We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Democracy cannot breathe, indeed will die, if those enjoined to protect it and uphold the laws snuff it out - with no consequences. Democracy cannot breathe, indeed will die, if those enjoined to protect it and uphold the laws snuff it out - with no consequences.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: It is a spiritually impoverished nation that permits infants and children to be the poorest Americans. It is a spiritually impoverished nation that permits infants and children to be the poorest Americans.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Service is the rent we pay for the life we have been given. Service is the rent we pay for the life we have been given.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: You can achieve much in life if you don't mind doing the work and giving someone else the credit. You can achieve much in life if you don't mind doing the work and giving someone else the credit.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: It is [children] who are God's presence, promise and hope for mankind. It is [children] who are God's presence, promise and hope for mankind.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place. The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Semi-automatic weapons have no socially redeeming purpose. Semi-automatic weapons have no socially redeeming purpose.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: No time is ever wasted if you have a book along as a companion. No time is ever wasted if you have a book along as a companion.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children. The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Every child's life is sacred and it is long past time that we protect it. Every child's life is sacred and it is long past time that we protect it.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: You were born God's original. Try not to become someone's copy. You were born God's original. Try not to become someone's copy.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: [Martin Luther ] King didn't pick his leadership position. Most movements are not started by single people. [Martin Luther ] King didn't pick his leadership position. Most movements are not started by single people.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Be real. Try to do what you say, say what you mean, and be what you seem. Be real. Try to do what you say, say what you mean, and be what you seem.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: People who don't vote have no call on political leaders! People who don't vote have no call on political leaders!
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am. Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: In every seed of good there is always a piece of bad. In every seed of good there is always a piece of bad.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Don't be afraid of hard work. Don't be afraid of hard work.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Don't feel entitled to anything you don't sweat and struggle for Don't feel entitled to anything you don't sweat and struggle for
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: I have always believed that I could help change the world, because I have been lucky to have adults around me who did. I have always believed that I could help change the world, because I have been lucky to have adults around me who did.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: This act will leave a moral blot on his presidency This act will leave a moral blot on his presidency
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: I try to act out of faith. I try to act out of faith.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be. You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Service is the rent we pay for living. Service is the rent we pay for living.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: I don't care what my children choose to do professionally, just as long as within their choices they understand they've got to give something back. I don't care what my children choose to do professionally, just as long as within their choices they understand they've got to give something back.
Marian Wright Edelman quotes: Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it's not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter. Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it's not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter.