Some men see things as they are and say why.The entire text of the eulogy is worth reading.
I dream things that never were and say why not.
In these present times, we have become so jaded and pessimistic. I like reading about these brave, idealistic Americans from the 1960s and learning from the dreams of a nation past.
Last month, Robert Sargent Shriver (known better as "Sargent" Shriver) passed away. I was too young to even have heard of him. He was an activist for public service and the first director of the Peace Corps. I found the text of a banquet speech he gave at Yale in 1967. I was moved by Shriver's passion for a better world and his conviction that
Human life is too valuable to be wasted by war or by poverty or by indifference.