Robert Francis Kennedy

Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925-June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was an American statesman. He was United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a United States Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was one of the younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and also one of his most trusted advisers, working closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also made a significant contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement

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Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.
I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it ... I thought it would be me.
If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation-and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress.
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Some men see things as they are and ask, 'why' I dream things that never were and ask, 'why not'NB This quote is a paraphrase from a similar quote by G. B. Shaw.
Some men see things as they are and say why I dream things that never were and say Why not
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision.
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately.
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria.

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