Marian Wright Edelman Quotes

Most popular Marian Wright Edelman Quotes

Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.


Do not feel entitled to anything you do not sweat or struggle for.

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You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can everyday.
— Marian Wright Edelman

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We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him.
— Marian Wright Edelman

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There are levels of outrage, and there's a point at which you can't be trespassed upon anymore.  Certain things happen to you that cement your determination never to take it again.


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