I hadn’t planned on going to law school. I wanted to study 19th-century Russian literature.
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.
No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.
If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.
I worry about the kids who have too much. As a parent living in a so-called good neighborhood with children who went to private high school, I found myself spending much time in parent groups worrying about alcohol, unsupervised parties, and parents not being parents.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.
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.
I feel very lucky to have grown up having interaction with adults who were making change but who were far from perfect beings. That feeling of not being paralyzed by your incredible inadequacy as a human being, which I feel every day, is a part of the legacy that I’ve gotten from so many of the adult elders.
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.