Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

POLITICIAN

U.S. Senator from New York and Attorney General under his brother John's administration who was assassinated in 1968 while he was running for president. He spearheaded many of the civil rights initiatives that the Kennedy Administration put forward.
  • When was
    Robert F. Kennedy born?

    Robert F. Kennedy was born on Friday, November 20, 1925

  • Where was
    Robert F. Kennedy born?

    Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA

  • How old is
    Robert F. Kennedy?

    Robert F. Kennedy is 93


Best Quotes

  • The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
  • Don't get mad, get even.
  • 'Each time a person 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, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.'
  • 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.
  • There hasn't been a nuclear plant proposed since 1973 ... and the reason for it is because it is just not economical, ... It still requires huge government subsidies to make it work and we still don't know what we are going to do with the waste for the next thousand years.
  • The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
  • Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'
  • Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
  • Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny. There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth. In any event, it is the only way we can live.
  • 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 that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
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