Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, serving under his older brother, President John F. Kennedy and his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election. After serving in the United States Naval Reserve as a Seaman Apprentice from 1944 to 1946 at Harvard College and Bates College, Kennedy graduated from Harvard and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to entering public office, he worked as a correspondent to the Boston Post and as an attorney in Washington D.C. He gained national... More
Robert Kennedy Quotes
Robert Kennedy #Change
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
Robert Kennedy #Future
It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
Robert Kennedy #Freedom
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Robert Kennedy #Great
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert Kennedy #Society
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.
Robert Kennedy #Time
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Robert Kennedy #Dreams
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?
Robert Kennedy #Freedom #Men #Politics
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
Robert Kennedy #God
But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
Robert Kennedy #Change #Equality
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.
Robert Kennedy #Change #History #Work
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.
Robert Kennedy #Wisdom
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.