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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)
QUOTATION: One man with courage makes a majority.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to ANDREW JACKSON by Robert F. Kennedy in his Foreward to the Young Readers Memorial Edition of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, p. xiii (1964). Unverified.

Kennedy continued, “That is the effect President Kennedy had on others.” A variation of the phrase above, “One man can make a difference and every man should try,” was written by Jacqueline Kennedy on a card to accompany an exhibit that travelled around the country when the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was first opened.
SUBJECTS: Individual