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Marian Wright Edelman Quotes

About Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

Life: 1939 - ?

Country: us flag America

Profession: Activist;

Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939, in Bennettsville, South Carolina) is an American activist for the rights of children. She is president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund.

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Quotations

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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

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.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back -- but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

You really can change the world if you care enough.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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

~ Marian Wright Edelman

The legacy I want to leave is a child-care system that says that no kid is going to be left alone or left unsafe.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

I don't care what my children choose to do professionally, just as long as within their choices they understand they've got to give something back.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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

~ Marian Wright Edelman

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.

~ Marian Wright Edelman
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