"The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Marian Wright Edelman on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Marian Wright Edelman on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Marian Wright Edelman on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Marian Wright Edelman on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Marian Wright Edelman on Golda Meir
"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."