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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Robert Francis Kennedy (1925–68)
QUOTATION: First, is the dangers of futility; the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills—against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence. Yet many of the world’s great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator ROBERT F. KENNEDY, “Day of Affirmation,” address delivered at the University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966.—Congressional Record, June 6, 1966, vol. 112, p. 12430.
SUBJECTS: Individual