Best Quotes by Marian Wright Edelman (Top 10)

  1. Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
  2. 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.
  3. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
  4. 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.
  5. The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.
  6. It's time for greatness - not for greed. It's a time for idealism - not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.
  7. Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
  8. Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
  9. The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
  10. Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.

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