Robert Kennedy Quotes

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Robert Kennedy Quotes

What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyrs cause has ever been stilled by an assassins bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people.
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Now I can go back to being ruthless again.

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The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.

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The leaders of the world face no greater task than that of avoiding nuclear war. While preserving the cause of freedom, we must seek abolition of war through programs of general and complete disarmament. The Test-Ban Treaty of 1963 represents a significant beginning in this immense undertaking.

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In the final analysis, poverty is a condition of helplessness - of inability to cope with the conditions of existence in our complex society.

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Tolerating organized crime promotes the cheap philosophy that everything is a racket. It promotes cynicism among adults. It contributes to the confusion of the young and to the increase of juvenile delinquency.

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Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment, 'Stay, thou art so fair.

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Only those who have the courage to fail greatly achieve greatly.

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I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and I have such strong feelings about what must be done.

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Even government by the consent of the governed, as in our own Constitution, must be limited in its power to act against its people; so that there may be no interference with the right to worship, or with the security of the home; no arbitrary imposition of pains or penalties by officials high or low; no restrictions on the freedom of men to seek education or work or opportunity of any kind, so that each man may become all he is capable of becoming.

— Robert Kennedy

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