Words: “The cruelties and obstacles of this swiftly changing planet…”

…The cruelties and obstacles of this

swiftly changing planet will not yield

to obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans.

Photo by R. W. Rynerson, May 1968.
Photo by R. W. Rynerson, May 1968.
It cannot be moved by those who

cling to a present which is already

dying, who prefer the illusion of

security to the excitement and

danger which comes with even the

most peaceful progress.

This world demands the qualities

of youth; not a time of life

but a state of mind, a temper of the will,

a quality of the imagination,

a predominance of courage over timidity,

of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.

It is a revolutionary world we live in…

Robert F. Kennedy
N.U.S.A.S. “Day of Affirmation” Speech June 6th, 1966
University of Cape Town, South Africa


Robert (Bobby) Francis Kennedy
(November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)

US Attorney General
Husband, Father
Brother to President John F. Kennedy Jr.
Civil rights advocate
U.S. Senator from New York
Presidential candidate

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