"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Marian Wright Edelman on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Marian Wright Edelman on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Marian Wright Edelman on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Marian Wright Edelman on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Marian Wright Edelman on C. S. Lewis
"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."