Robert Francis Kennedy


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Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil-rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and a member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and he served as the president's chief advisor during his... more »

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  • ''The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.''
    Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), U.S. attorney general, Democratic politician. "Berlin East and West," pt. 5, The Pursuit of Justice (1964).
  • What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their op...
    Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), U.S. Democratic politician, Attorney General. "Extremism, Left and Right," pt. 3, The Pursuit of Justice (1964).
  • ''Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.''
    Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), U.S. attorney general, Democratic politician. "Extremism, Left and Right," pt. 3, The Pursuit of Justice (1964).
  • ''One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.''
    Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), U.S. attorney general, Democratic politician. Speech, May, 6 1964, University of Pennsylvania. Quoted in Philadelphia I...
  • ''Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.''
    Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), U.S. attorney general, Democratic politician. The Pursuit of Justice, pt. 3, "Eradicating Free Enterprise in Organized ...
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