Across from RFK's grave is a wall in which is inscribed with excerpts from
several of his speeches.
The panel at left reads
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is
shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of
others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,
those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of
oppression and resistance.
South Africa 1966
The two panels at right read
Aeschylus wrote: In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon
the heart and in our 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 or
lawlessness, but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a
feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether
they be white or they be black
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 our people.