Thursday Thought…#2 for today

Senator_ted_kennedy Generally, I would only post one Thursday Thought…and, generally I stay out of politics on this blog. But, with the passing of Senator Teddy Kennedy on Tuesday, I thought it was OK to break both rules.

Like him or not, Senator Kennedy was a force in the US Senate…at times belligerent, at times reaching across the aisle to forge partnerships and coalitions. His nearly 47 years of service to the country was full of highs and lows, good points and bad ones.

Here are a few of his thoughts, courtesy of BeliefNet.

We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
–Accepting an honorary degree from Harvard, December 2008

I recognize my own shortcomings — the faults in the conduct of my private life. I realize that I alone am responsible for them, and I am the one who must confront them. I believe that each of us as individuals must not only struggle to make a better world, but to make ourselves better, too.
–Apologizing to his constituents, Oct. 25, 1991

Yes, we are all Americans. This is what we do. We reach the moon. We scale the heights. I know it. I've seen it. I've lived it. And we can do it again.
–Democratic National Convention, August 2008

There is no safety in hiding.
–From a speech in Worcester, Mass., August 1968, after the death of his brother Robert

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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