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Quotes By Robert F. Kennedy

Date of Birth: November 20, 1925    Date of Death: June 06, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and was very involved in civil rights.  He served as Attorney General for President Lyndon B. Johnson from January 1961 through September 1964.  In 1964 he won the democratic vote for United States Senator of New York where he served as senator until his death.  As a candidate of the Democratic Party, Kennedy began campaigning for The United States Presidency and won the primary election.   After delivering a victory speech at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, he was mortally wounded after being shot by assassin Sirhan, Sirhan.


Some men see things as they are and say "why." I dream things that never were and say "why not.”  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


I believe as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


The future will be shaped by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lives of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


The future is not a gift. It is an achievement.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


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.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy



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