Quotes by Robert Francis Kennedy

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
– Robert Francis Kennedy
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 Francis Kennedy
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it I thought it would be me.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
I'm tired of chasing people.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color 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 Francis Kennedy
It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
It will help erase the idea that politics is a second-rate profession and a dirty business.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Our attitude toward immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as their talen and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
– Robert Francis Kennedy
There is no substitute for athletics.
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
– Robert Francis Kennedy