"A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Marian Wright Edelman on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Marian Wright Edelman on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Marian Wright Edelman on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Marian Wright Edelman on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Marian Wright Edelman on William Shakespeare
"Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development."
"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts."
"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."
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams."
"Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America."