Friday, November 22, 2013

My Favorite Quotation of All Time!

As much as I admired JFK, his brother, "Bobby", was a true wordsmith.

I have searched for this quote for many, many years after hearing it long ago. 

I found it today - the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK.

It is worthy of consideration.
It is from 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 forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
 Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy
(Address Day of Affirmation, University of Capetown, June 6, 1966).

RFK Speaking at a Civil Rights Rally
  Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy
November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968

Inspiration: President John F. Kennedy

Some quotes from the 35th President of the United States, and the only one to have won a Pulitzer Prize, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
To me, these quotes hold particularly pertinent truth during these turbulent times. 
They also make me long for a hero.
"Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs, rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The President delivering his Civil Rights Address 06/11/63
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963

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