Robert Kennedy Quotes (45 quotes)
“My favorite poet was Aeschylus. He wrote: In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”
Inscribed on the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. - Speech on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)
“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”
The Pursuit of Justice (1964)
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
RFK: collected speeches (1993 edition), Viking Pr
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRobert Kennedy
Born: November 20, 1925
Died: June 6, 1968 (aged 42)
Bio: Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisors during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S.
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