“Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”

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“Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” ~ Aeschylus

“Aeschylus wrote: ‘Even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.’ What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice towards those who still suffer within our own country, whether they be white or they be black… We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times. We’ve had difficult times in the past. And we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and it’s not the end of disorder. But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy (April 4, 1968)

Robert Kennedy Announcing the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr… https://youtu.be/j6mxL2cqxrA via @YouTube


To Seek a Newer World, by Robert F. Kennedy – http://www.amazon.com/Seek-Newer-World-Robert-Kennedy/dp/B0000CO7ZT

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