Marian Wright Edelman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marian wright edelman quotes, marian wright edelman sayings, and marian wright edelman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You really can change the world if you care enough.      

Marian Wright Edelman

Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the geniune within yourself so that you can hear it in others.     

Marian Wright Edelman

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.     

Marian Wright Edelman

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.     

Marian Wright Edelman

You really can change the world if you care enough.     

Marian Wright Edelman

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.     

Marian Wright Edelman

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.     

Marian Wright Edelman

To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can't do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.     

Marian Wright Edelman

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Be grateful for good breaks and kind favors but don't count on them.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Be a good ancestor. Stand for something bigger than yourself. Add value to the Earth during your sojourn.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better thn you find it.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Be a good ancestor. Stand for something bigger than yourself. Add value to the Earth during your sojourn.     

Marian Wright Edelman

If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.     

Marian Wright Edelman

Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.     

Marian Wright Edelman

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.     

Marian Wright Edelman