Marian Wright Edelman

1939 -

A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on children and people

Amidst protestations of 'Who can be against the children?' too few people are FOR children when it really matters.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on change, justice, obligation, time, and world

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 (1939 -)

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on life, purpose, service, and 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 (1939 -)

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on inferiority

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: The Measure of Our Success, 1992.

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on children and parenthood

Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: Psychology Today, 1975.

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on fear, history, hope, politics, and violence

Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: Politics as Symbolic Action

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on children, investment, and questions

The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: The Measure of Our Success, 1992

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on children, college, and life

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

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on struggle

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

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: The Measure of Our Success, 1992.

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on america, education, and survival

Education is a precondition to survival in America today.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: c. 1988.

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