Sen. Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor. Spare him a thought.

Here’s a clip from the lovely eulogy he gave for his older brother Bobby, delivered 8 June 1968 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York:

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 that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

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