Marian Wright Edelman Quotes

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Marian Wright Edelman Quotes

So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedys assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been.
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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

If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.

— Marian Wright Edelman

So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been.

— Marian Wright Edelman

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

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

Service is what life is all about.

— Marian Wright Edelman

It was very clear to me in 1965, in Mississippi, that, as a lawyer, I could get people into schools, desegregate the schools, but if they were kicked off the plantations - and if they didn't have food, didn't have jobs, didn't have health care, didn't have the means to exercise those civil rights, we were not going to have success.

— Marian Wright Edelman

In politics, there are no friends.

— Marian Wright Edelman

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

I try to act out of faith.

— Marian Wright Edelman

This act will leave a moral blot on his presidency

— Marian Wright Edelman

I try to be a person of faith.

— Marian Wright Edelman

We are not going to deal with the violence in our communities, our homes, and our nation, until we learn to deal with the basic ethic of how we resolve our disputes and to place an emphasis on peace in the way we relate to one another.

— Marian Wright Edelman

Be real. Try to do what you say, say what you mean, and be what you seem.

— Marian Wright Edelman

Dr. King used to say, 'I was sitting in the back of the bus, but my mind was always up front.' Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do it. You aim high and you work very hard and now I think it's clear that you can be anything you want to.

— Marian Wright Edelman

[Martin Luther ] King didn't pick his leadership position. Most movements are not started by single people.

— Marian Wright Edelman

I have always believed that I could help change the world, because I have been lucky to have adults around me who did.

— Marian Wright Edelman

Justice is not cheap. Justice is not quick. It is not ever finally achieved.

— Marian Wright Edelman

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