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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1299
AUTHOR: Ted Kennedy (1932–)
QUOTATION: Like my three brothers before me, I pick up a fallen standard. Sustained by their memory of our priceless years together I shall try to carry forward that special commitment to justice, to excellence, to courage that distinguished their lives.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator EDWARD M. KENNEDY, speech, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, August 21, 1968, as reported by The New York Times, August 22, 1968, p. 22.
SUBJECTS: Past and present