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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:901
AUTHOR:Robert Francis Kennedy (1925–68)
QUOTATION:At the heart of that western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit. Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any western society.
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. 12429.
SUBJECTS:Individual
 
 
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