Eric C. Graham - Swansea School Committee

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"That which unites us is, must be, stronger than that which divides us. We can concentrate on what unites us, and secure the future for all our children; or we can concentrate on what divides us, and fail our duty through argument and resentment and waste." - Robert F. Kennedy


"The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness." - Robert F. Kennedy


"But history will judge you, and as the years pass, you will ultimately judge yourself, in the extent to which you have used your gifts and talents to lighten and enrich the lives of your fellow men. In your hands lies the future of your world and the fulfillment of the best qualities of your own spirit." - Robert F. Kennedy


"The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public, rather than off the public." - Robert F. Kennedy


"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America." - Barack Obama


"We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can." - Barack Obama


"it’s not enough for just some of us to prosper, for alongside our famous individualism, there’s another ingredient in the American saga: A belief that we are connected as one people. If there’s a child on the south side of Chicago who can’t read, that matters to me, even if it’s not my child. If there’s a senior citizen somewhere who can’t pay for her prescription and has to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer, even if it’s not my grandmother. If there’s an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties. It’s that fundamental belief - I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper - that makes this country work. It’s what allows us to pursue our individual dreams, yet still come together as a single American family." - Barack Obama