Sunday, March 29, 2009

Robert F. Kennedy

"Few are willing to brave
the disapproval of their fellows,
the censure of their colleagues,
the wrath of their society.
Moral courage is a rarer commodity
than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
Yet it is the one essential,
vital quality for those who seek to change
a world that yields most painfully to change.
Each time a person stands up for an idea,
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."

- Robert F. Kennedy