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 on children
18

Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.

Marian Wright Edelman on entitled
11

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.

Marian Wright Edelman on america
8

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 on choice
8

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

Marian Wright Edelman on money
5

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 on place
1

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.

Marian Wright Edelman on biting
1

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.

Marian Wright Edelman on afraid
0

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.

Marian Wright Edelman on act
0

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

Marian Wright Edelman on graduation
0

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 on amount
0

Service is what life is all about.

Marian Wright Edelman on life
0

About Marian Wright Edelman

Name Marian Wright Edelman
Quotes 17 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Activist
Birthday October 16
Top topics people, children, life, parents, social

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 on children
0

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marian Wright Edelman on change
0

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 on change
0

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.

Marian Wright Edelman on americans
0

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.

Marian Wright Edelman on backwards
0