The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.
Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
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.
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
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.
You just need to be a flea against injustice.
Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
My faith has been the driving thing of my life.
I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
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.
Service is what life is all about.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
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 we think we have ours and don't owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans.
Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better.