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All Quotes by author - Marian Wright Edelman
" Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. "
" Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for. "
" Education is a precondition to survival in America today. "
" Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. "
" Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am. "
" Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children and have been linked to low birth weight and birth defects, obesity, mental and physical health problems, and poorer educational outcomes. "
" I feel very lucky to have grown up having interaction with adults who were making change but who were far from perfect beings. That feeling of not being paralyzed by your incredible inadequacy as a human being, which I feel every day, is a part of the legacy that I've gotten from so many of the adult elders. "
" If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much. "
" 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. "
" Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. "
" No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it. "
" No person has the right to rain on your dreams. "
" Our true remembrance to President Kennedy is in our actions to honor the unspoken words and finish the unfinished work today and tomorrow and for as long as it takes. "
" Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. "
" 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 Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. "
" The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children. "
" We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem. "
" We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. "
" 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 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. "
" You really can change the world if you care enough. "
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" You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. "
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