Robert F. Kennedy Quotes

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Justice delayed is democracy denied.

justice

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
— Robert F. Kennedy

democracy

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

failure

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
— Robert F. Kennedy

progress change

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.
— Robert F. Kennedy
The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.
— Robert F. Kennedy

future

Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
— Robert F. Kennedy
Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.
— 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.

extremism

If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the colour 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 F. Kennedy

African-Americans equality civil rights movement