Robert Kennedy

A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on happiness, uplifting, contribution, and inspiration

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert Kennedy

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A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on greatness, history, and purpose

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

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A Quote by Robert F. Kennedy

"Other men see things as they are and ask 'Why?' I see things as they could be and ask 'Why not?"

Robert Kennedy

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A Quote by Robert Fran Kennedy

"Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills --


against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence.


Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man.


A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the


borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France.


It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 year old Thomas Jefferson who


proclaimed that all men are created equal. ‘Give me a place to stand,' said Archimedes,


‘and I will move the world.' These men moved the world, and so can we all."


~ Robert F. Kennedy, 20th century US political leader

Robert Kennedy

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A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr.

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change the small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. It is from numerous diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. 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, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest of walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

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A Quote by Robert Kennedy on human spirit, courage, change, power of littles, oppression, injustice, and discouragement

Let no one be discouraged by the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills - against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence... 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...

It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

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A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on money, nature, environmentalism, environment, culture, children, spirituality, happiness, and needs

"We protect nature not for nature's sake but for our own sake because it's the infrastructure of our communities, and if we want to meet the obligations of our civilization and our culture which are to create communities for our children that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment as the communities that our
parents gave us, we've got to start by protecting that infrastructure; the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the landscapes that enrich us. We're not protecting nature for nature's sake. We're protecting it because it enriches us, yes, it enriches our economy and we ignore that at our peril. But it is also enriching us aesthetically, recreationally, culturally, historically and spiritually. Human beings have other appetites besides money. And if
we don't feed them, we're not going to grow up…we're not going to become the kind of beings that our creator intended us to become."

Robert Kennedy

Source: Earth to LA fundraiser speech, May, 2004

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