"Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Marian Wright Edelman on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Marian Wright Edelman on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Marian Wright Edelman on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Marian Wright Edelman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Marian Wright Edelman on Booker T. Washington
"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."