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"Service is what life is all about." Marian Edelman
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"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 Edelman
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"Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree." Marian 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 Edelman
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"We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come." Marian Edelman
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"You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day." Marian Edelman
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"A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back -- but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you." Marian Edelman
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"Too many people ask 'How can I find myself,' when they should ask, 'How can I lose myself in service to others'." Marian Edelman
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"The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to." Marian Edelman
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"You really can change the world if you care enough" Marian Edelman
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"Hurricane Katrina ripped the mask off of the poverty and festering racism and what I call the 'new slavery,' the pipeline to prison so many youth experience. Yet our national attention span is abysmally short. Kirk Franklin and CDF are in this battle together for the long-term. We look forward to joining ranks with millions of Americans to stand for justice for children and the poor." Marian Edelman
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"If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out." Marian Edelman
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"This nation has squandered away four years and billions of dollars in education funding. Our children have been tested to death, forced to regurgitate, and at the end of the day they haven't learned to do basic reading and math or much less learned to think." Marian Edelman
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"Bill was passionate, vocal and risk-taking about the enduring values, peace and justice." Marian Edelman
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"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." Marian Edelman
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"Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?" Marian Edelman
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"It's everywhere. Guns and violence are in every nook and cranny of America. Many children can get a gun quicker than they can get a book out of the library. That puts us all at risk." Marian Edelman
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"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts." Marian Edelman
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"I'm doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate about and that I think is profoundly important." Marian Edelman
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"Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better." Marian Edelman
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"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 Edelman
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