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Education is for improving the

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

– Marian Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we

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

It was very clear to

It was very clear to me in 1965, in Mississippi, that, as a lawyer, I could get people into schools, desegregate the schools, but if they were kicked off the plantations – and if they didn’t have food, didn’t have jobs, didn’t have health care, didn’t have the means to exercise those civil rights, we were not going to have success.

– 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

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.
– Marian Wright Edelman

We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
– 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

We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
– Marian Wright Edelman

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
– 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