"We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Marian Wright Edelman on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Marian Wright Edelman on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Marian Wright Edelman on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Marian Wright Edelman on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Marian Wright Edelman on Mark Twain
"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."