What are the TOP 10 freedom quotes by Robert Kennedy?


The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.


Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.


Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men's lives.


The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny - and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.




I can understand the Chinese Wall: it was built as a defense against marauders. But a wall such as that in Berlin, built to prevent people from seeking freedom, is almost beyond comprehension.


The leaders of the world face no greater task than that of avoiding nuclear war. While preserving the cause of freedom, we must seek abolition of war through programs of general and complete disarmament. The Test-Ban Treaty of 1963 represents a significant beginning in this immense undertaking.


Communism everywhere has paid the price of rigidity and dogmatism. Freedom has the strength of compassion and flexibility. It has, above all, the strength of intellectual honesty.


If freedom makes social progress possible, so social progress strengthens and enlarges freedom.


President Kennedy's election was such an enlargement. It expanded religious freedom to include the highest office in the land. President Kennedy's administration was such an enlargement. It advanced the day when the bars of intolerance against all minority groups will be lifted, not only for the presidency, but for all aspects of our national life.


Freedom possesses many meanings. It speaks not merely in terms of political and religious liberty but also in terms of economic and social progress.



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