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...
Those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest
walls of oppression and resistance.
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believed and promoted racial and economic justice, non-aggression
in foreign policy, decentralization of power, and social improvement.
He engaged young Americans, whom he identified as being the future
of an American society based on partnership and equality. RFK speeches
reflected this as he called to humanity to seek a better world.
believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the
enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery, against ignorance,
or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements,
of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single
man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general
extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth,
and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young
Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 year old
Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. Give me a place to stand, said
Archimedes, and I will move the world. These men moved the
world, and so can we all.