"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Marian Wright Edelman on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Marian Wright Edelman on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Marian Wright Edelman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Marian Wright Edelman on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Marian Wright Edelman on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."