Thought of the Week: On the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Study of the Senate

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"For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make."

“This is the greatest lesson a child can learn. It is the greatest lesson anyone can learn. It has been the greatest lesson I have learned: if you persevere, stick w/it, work @ it, you have a real opportunity to achieve something. Sure, there will be storms along the way. And you might not reach your goal right away. But if you do your best and keep a true compass, you'll get there.” 
“The state of a family's health should never depend on the size of a family's wealth”
“For all those whose cares
have been our concern,
the work goes on,
the cause endures,
the hope still lives,
and the dream shall never die.”- Edward M. Kennedy, Democratic convention 1980