Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Ted Kennedy (1932 )
Like my three brothers before me, I pick up a fallen standard. Sustained by their memory of our priceless years together I shall try to carry forward that special commitment to justice, to excellence, to courage that distinguished their lives.
Senator EDWARD M. KENNEDY, speech, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, August 21, 1968, as reported by The New York Times, August 22, 1968, p. 22.