| Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.
| No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
| My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
| No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.
| Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
| 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.
| You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
| 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.
| Service is what life is all about.
| You really can change the world if you care enough.
| If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.
| We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
| People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests.
| Education is a precondition to survival in America today.
| The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
| 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.
| Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
| 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.
| You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.
| 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.