Robert F. Kennedy was killed on June 5, 1968. He was 42 years old. I was 12; I remember.
In his words
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
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.
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.
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.
Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
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?