Quote of the Week: Robert Kennedy’s ripples of hope

May 24, 2009 Published under Favorite Quotes, Global, Leadership, United States

From a wall in the John F. Kennedy Museum:


Each 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, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Senator Robert F. Kennedy, June 6 1966 (South Africa address)

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  1. Judy Hayes said:

    He helped to guide my life.

  2. Aaron Holmes said:

    Love this quote. It speaks to the heart of activism. Hope. There in lies the secret to a changed world. Providing hope through our small acts of compassion. These acts we find out can have quite profound consequences at present and in the future.

    THanks for sharing!

  3. Angela Goodeve said:

    I love the ripple effect! It puts things in a whole new light…everything we do sends ripples around the world…choose your actions wisely!

    Ang :)

  4. Juhn Paul Rosario said:

    IT’s been forty five years since Robert Kennedy was assassinated and I still miss him. These words caught the essence of his soul.

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