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Robert F. Kennedy

Data urodzenia: 20. Listopad 1925
Data zgonu: 6. Czerwiec 1968
Natępne imiona: Роберт Кеннеди

Robert Francis „Bobby” Kennedy, znany również jako „RFK” – amerykański polityk, 64. prokurator generalny Stanów Zjednoczonych , senator stanu Nowy Jork , młodszy brat 35. prezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych, Johna F. Kennedy’ego. Wikipedia

Cytaty Robert F. Kennedy

„My tam byliśmy w 1951 roku. Widzieliśmy, co się stało z Francuzami. John postanowił, że taki los nigdy nie spotka Amerykanów.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

zapytany, dlaczego jego brat wbrew swoim doradcom zdecydował się na wycofanie amerykańskich żołnierzy z Wietnamu (decyzja nie została wprowadzona w życie z powodu zamachu na prezydenta), fragment wywiadu prasowego z 1967.
Źródło: Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States (2012), tłum. Anna Rajca, Mirosław Filipowicz, odcinek 6

„Niektórzy widzą świat taki, jaki jest, i pytają: dlaczego? Ja marzę o świecie, jakiego nie ma, i pytam: dlaczego by nie?“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Źródło: Wacław Idziak, Biznes, Koszalińskie Wydawnictwo Prasowe, Koszalin 1990, s. 82.

„Czy wszyscy inni są cali?“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

zaraz po zamachu na niego.

„Zawsze wybaczaj swoim wrogom, ale nigdy nie zapominaj ich nazwisk.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Always forgive your enemies – but never forget their names. (ang.)
Źródło: Nancy McPhee, The Second Book of Insults, 1981

„Czy jesteśmy jak Bóg w Starym Testamencie?“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Czy będąc tu w Waszyngtonie, możemy decydować, które miasta, miasteczka i wioski w Wietnamie mają być zniszczone? Czy musimy to akceptować? Myślę, że nie. Myślę, że powinniśmy coś z tym zrobić.
przemówienie do Senatu na temat wojny w Wietnamie.

„Of course to adhere to standards, to idealism, to vision in the face of immediate dangers takes great courage and takes self-confidence. But we also know that only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Day of Affirmation Address (1966)
Kontekst: The second danger is that of expediency: of those who say that hopes and beliefs must bend before immediate necessities. Of course, if we must act effectively we must deal with the world as it is. We must get things done. But if there was one thing that President Kennedy stood for that touched the most profound feeling of young people around the world, it was the belief that idealism, high aspirations, and deep convictions are not incompatible with the most practical and efficient of programs — that there is no basic inconsistency between ideals and realistic possibilities, no separation between the deepest desires of heart and of mind and the rational application of human effort to human problems. It is not realistic or hardheaded to solve problems and take action unguided by ultimate moral aims and values, although we all know some who claim that it is so. In my judgment, it is thoughtless folly. For it ignores the realities of human faith and of passion and of belief — forces ultimately more powerful than all of the calculations of our economists or of our generals. Of course to adhere to standards, to idealism, to vision in the face of immediate dangers takes great courage and takes self-confidence. But we also know that only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.

„We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Day of Affirmation Address (1966)
Kontekst: The road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside us. We are committed to peaceful and nonviolent change, and that is important for all to understand — though all change is unsettling. Still, even in the turbulence of protest and struggle is greater hope for the future, as men learn to claim and achieve for themselves the rights formerly petitioned from others. And most important of all, all of the panoply of government power has been committed to the goal of equality before the law, as we are now committing ourselves to the achievement of equal opportunity in fact. We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.

„The Irish were not wanted there“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

AP report with lead summarizing of remarks stating "Robert F. Kennedy said yesterday that the United States — despite Alabama violence — is moving so fast in race relations a Negro could be President in 40 years." "Negro President in 40 Years?" in Montreal Gazette (27 May 1961) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19610527&id=y40tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=F50FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5424,5208719
Kontekst: The Irish were not wanted there [when his grandfather came to Boston]. Now an Irish Catholic is president of the United States … There is no question about it. In the next 40 years a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has. … We have tried to make progress and we are making progress … we are not going to accept the status quo. … The United States Government has taken steps to make sure that the constitution of the United States applies to all individuals.

„It is your job, the task of young people in this world, to strip the last remnants of that ancient, cruel belief from the civilization of man.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Day of Affirmation Address (1966)
Kontekst: Only earthbound man still clings to the dark and poisoning superstition that his world is bounded by the nearest hill, his universe ends at river shore, his common humanity is enclosed in the tight circle of those who share his town or his views and the color of his skin. It is — It is your job, the task of young people in this world, to strip the last remnants of that ancient, cruel belief from the civilization of man.

„The road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside us.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Day of Affirmation Address (1966)
Kontekst: The road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside us. We are committed to peaceful and nonviolent change, and that is important for all to understand — though all change is unsettling. Still, even in the turbulence of protest and struggle is greater hope for the future, as men learn to claim and achieve for themselves the rights formerly petitioned from others. And most important of all, all of the panoply of government power has been committed to the goal of equality before the law, as we are now committing ourselves to the achievement of equal opportunity in fact. We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.

„This is a Day of Affirmation, a celebration of liberty. We stand here in the name of freedom.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy

Day of Affirmation Address (1966)
Kontekst: This is a Day of Affirmation, a celebration of liberty. We stand here in the name of freedom.
At the heart of that Western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit. Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any Western society.
The first element of this individual liberty is the freedom of speech: the right to express and communicate ideas, to set oneself apart from the dumb beasts of field and forest; to recall governments to their duties and obligations; above all, the right to affirm one's membership and allegiance to the body politic — to society — to the men with whom we share our land, our heritage, and our children's future.

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