quote by Marian Wright Edelman

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

Most Powerful Fleas quotations

At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.

The kid makes you sick. He looks the part, he walks the part, he is the part. He's six-foot something, fit as a flea, good-looking - he's got to have something wrong with him....Hopefully he's hung like a hamster! That would make us all feel better!

Your rights matter, because you never know when you're going to need them.

It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love.

I sting like a butterfly and punch like a flea.

We are so addicted, either to materialism or to transcending material reality, that we don’t see God right in front of us, in the beggar, the starving child, the brokenhearted woman; in our friend; in the cat; in the flea. We miss it, and in missing it, we allow the world to be destroyed.

When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

But however secure and well-regulated civilized life may become, bacteria, Protozoa, viruses, infected fleas, lice, ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs will always lurk in the shadows ready to pounce when neglect, poverty, famine, or war lets down the defenses.

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it; let's do it, let's fall in love.

Large organizations cannot be versatile.

A large organization is effective through its mass rather than through its agility. Fleas can jump many times their own height, but not an elephant.

We're living in primate heaven. We're warm, dry, we're not hungry, we don't have fleas and ticks and infections. So why are we so miserable?

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.

That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.

I have a real low tolerance for parasites, and you're so close to the limit that I'm already reaching for the flea powder.

But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.

On the neck of a giraffe a flea begins to believe in immortality.

Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him.

The flea, though he kill none, he does all the harm he can.

When I go to a country, I go to flea markets, antique stores. I am always looking for something.

Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

Team speed for Christ's sake. You got bleeping' bleep bleep little fleas on the bleeping' bases getting picked off, trying to steal, getting thrown out, taking runs away from you. You get some big bleep bleepers that can hit the bleeping ball out of ballpark and you can't make any bleep bleeping mistakes.

I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once. I walked out without paying.

It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.

A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.

Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.

While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze. That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.

Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.

My mother used to take me to flea markets in my stroller, and I would just rummage through the piles. You've got to dig through the overstuffed racks that everyone else just walks by. It's the only way to find the cool stuff.

I'm pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum, And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on, While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.

I always like my trailer or hotel room to have fresh flowers or pillows I find at a local flea market - anything to personalize the environment.

I like my house to be unique to me. Sure, I've bought plenty of things out of a catalog, but the way I put them together in my home is special. You might have bought your sofa at a major home decorating store, but the rug you found at the flea market is so unique, it takes your room from 'carbon copy' to 'simply yours' in no time.

Arguing whether or not a God exists is like fleas arguing whether or not the dog exists. Arguing over the correct name for God is like fleas arguing over the name of the dog. And arguing over whose notion of God is correct is like fleas arguing over who owns the dog.

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don't bite everybody.

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.

No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.