Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws — but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted—when we tolerate what we know to be wrong—when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened — when we fail to speak up and speak out — we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.

Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968) American politician
Remarks before Jewish groups, Chicago (21 Jun 1961)
Added on 30-Jan-08 | Last updated 30-Jan-08
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